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Announcement :: Organizing
Support Ava Guarani, Publicly Reveal Seaboard Corp
13 Mar 2004
Modified: 01:18:03 AM
CALL TO ACTION!
PUBLICLY REVEAL SEABOARD CORP AT THEIR BOSTON-AREA OFFICES THIS THURSDAY!

Support the Ava Guarani from Tabacal, N. Argentina, an indigenous group who has been struggling for their autonomy and their land, which was stolen by the Tabacal sugar refinery, owned by the US-based SEABOARD CORPORATION.

THE COMMUNITY HAS CALLED FOR OUR SUPPORT
ESPECIALLY WORCESTER/BOSTON AREA ACTIVISTS!

The control office, or "brains" of Seaboard is here in Chestnut Hill, Mass!
Groups from all over Argentina are working on this campaign and need our support. The most recent of their actions in Buenos Aires, yesterday (Thurs. March 11) brought thousands to the streets for an "escrache" or "public revealing." One week later, we demonstrate in solidarity:

THURSDAY, MARCH 18
4-6PM
822 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(directions to come)

It's time to PUBLICLY REVEAL SEABOARD CORPORATION for:
1) Displacing the Ava Guarani from Tabacal, Salta, Northern Argentina and allowing brutal repression of those re-occupying their native land;

2) Committing animal cruelty on a massive scale in their factory pork farms in the US; and

3) Made millions off of government subsidies / corporate welfare (public tax $) and tax cuts.

More info on the situation of the Ava Guarani:
http://alerta-salta.org.ar

For a good account of their abuse of corporate welfare, greed, and US pork industry, see the Times article:
http://www.factoryfarming.org/empirepigs.htm
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CALL TO ACTION!
PUBLICLY REVEAL SEABOARD CORP AT THEIR BOSTON-AREA OFFICES THIS THURSDAY!

Support the Ava Guarani from Tabacal, N. Argentina, an indigenous group who has been struggling for their autonomy and their land, which was stolen by the Tabacal sugar refinery, owned by the US-based SEABOARD CORPORATION.

THE COMMUNITY HAS CALLED FOR OUR SUPPORT
ESPECIALLY WORCESTER/BOSTON AREA ACTIVISTS!

The control office, or "brains" of Seaboard is here in Chestnut Hill, Mass!
Groups from all over Argentina are working on this campaign and need our support. The most recent of their actions in Buenos Aires, yesterday (Thurs. March 11) brought thousands to the streets for an "escrache" or "public revealing." One week later, we demonstrate in solidarity:

THURSDAY, MARCH 18
4-6PM
822 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(directions to come)

It's time to PUBLICLY REVEAL SEABOARD CORPORATION for:
1) Displacing the Ava Guarani from Tabacal, Salta, Northern Argentina and allowing brutal repression of those re-occupying their native land;

2) Committing animal cruelty on a massive scale in their factory pork farms in the US; and

3) Made millions off of government subsidies / corporate welfare (public tax $) and tax cuts.

More info on the situation of the Ava Guarani:
http://alerta-salta.org.ar

For a good account of their abuse of corporate welfare, greed, and US pork industry, see the Times article:
http://www.factoryfarming.org/empirepigs.htm

Background info on the Ava Guarani:
On the 16th of September, 2003, the community of Ava Guarani were evicted from their re-occupied land by a group of armed police, who hit, intimidated, and detained all 70 Guaranies, including pregnant women. The Ava, during the 1970's, were one of the many communities in Salta displaced by, and then forced to work in, the plantations and sugar factories of San Martin del Tabacal. The Guarani's fertile forest was destroyed to plant cash crops of sugar cane and GMO soy, replacing the traditional community production of corn, manioc, and local vegetables. In 1996, SEABOARD, a US corporation based in Kansas, bought the Tabacal sugar industry, which had originally displaced the Ava Guarani. SEABOARD fired 6,000 employees because of new machines that required fewer workers. On September 10, 2004 the Guarani decided to return to their land, finding no hope in the desperate conditions of unemployment and poverty in the city.

The 70 Guarani are now out of jail and have a case in court. They marched over 300 kilometers to the capital of Salta to demand that the governor return their land, close the case, and stop the repression. Finding no resolution, they marched all the way to Buenos Aires, met with unemployed and other movements, demonstrated before Congress, and met with representatives of the government. Once more the community returned to occupy their land, and once more they were evicted.

The community of Ava Guarani is demanding five thousand hectares of land and life for one hundred and fifty families.

Local contact:
woganemail (at) yahoo.com
508-335-7783
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See also:
http://www.Alerta-Salta.org.ar
http://www.autonomista.org/tabacal.htm

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