Mobilisation and repression in San Pedro province

* Criminalisation of campesino movement in district of Lima During october 2008, in the Paraguayan community Yvypé 5 leaders received orders of arrest, 2 of them got been arrested in one week time. It is presumed that the local soy lobby with support of the major of Lima in this way are trying to fracture the local movement that is opposing soy cultivation in the area. This clip shows not only interviews with local campesino leader, council member and teacher Elvio Romero of the community Yvypé but also the 11 detained campesinos of the San Vicente eviction which were all detained in the prison of San Pedro.

Climate Change Disaster driven by deforestation hits the province of Salta in Argentina

Salta, a province in the North-West of Argentina, covering part of the Chaco plain, the Yunga rainforest and the Andes mountains, has traditionally been firmly under the grip of agribusiness. In this region, home to many of Argentina’s surving indigenous communities that still depend on these ecosystems, traditional monocultures included cotton and sugar cane, dominated by dictatorship related families.

However, deforestation has accelerated even further with the introduction of Monsanto’s RoundupReady soy from 1996, that according to the provincial parliament already covers 50% of the cultivated area. A new wave of destruction is now being staged by local politicians and international agribusiness alike.

Please write now to the Supreme Court of Argentina to stop deforestation in Salta

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Land Reform in Nueva Germania (San Pedro) - Struggle for land takes steps forward

[img_assist|nid=305|desc=March in Nueva Germania 11-12-08|link=node|align=left|width=150|height=113]Landless and small farmers, united in the ‘Coordinadora Distrital Sin Tierra de Nueva Germania’ struggle to obtain a stretch of land in the community of Oñondivepá, and prevent it to be deforested and turned into a soy desert. Eight years of struggle now seem to become successful. See the video (part one and two) on this event below.

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