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Announcement :: Human Rights
SEABOARD CALL TO ACTION/ WE NEED BIKES
09 Jul 2004
Show your Solidarity with indigenous communities in Northern Argentina. Join us on July 30th for a bike ride and rally at the Office of Seaboard Corp. CEO Harry Bresky.

WE NEED BIKES!
Please Consider donating bikes to the ride from the DNC2RNC March to the Office of Seaboard Corp. CEO Harry Bresky. You can donate bike just for the action and then get them back from us or you can make a permanent donation and we will donate them to Worcester Earn a Bike after the Action.
To Donate Bikes email Cha Cha (cconnor (at) clarku.edu)
If you have a vehicle and would like to help us transport bikes or people to Jamaica Plain Contact Matt: teo (at) riseup.net (508) 335-7783
For any other logistical questions contact Anne: anne (at) riseup.net (508)561-1164



Call to Action:
FRIDAY, JULY 30TH
12:00
RALLY AT SEABOARD CORP OFFICE
822 BOYLSTON ST (RT. 9) BROOKLINE
MEETING POINTS FOR BIKE RIDE:
9AM BOSTON COMMON (FOR DNC-RNC MARCH)
OR
11:00am at Olmstead Park (Right off the Jamaica Way Between Jamaica Plain and Brookline, Mass)
(2mi Break-off Bike Ride From DNC-RNC March)
BRING YOUR BIKES!
SEABOARD CORPORATION and the BRESKY FAMILY (Seaboard Executives) are:
1. Being complicit in the displacement of the Ava Guarani and Kolla communities from Tabacal, Salta, Northern Argentina and allowing brutal repression of those re-occupying their native land;
2. Running a pork industry that is known for animal cruelty on a massive scale in their factory pork farms in the US; and
3. Making millions off of government subsidies / corporate welfare (public tax $) and tax cuts.
Who are we? We are part of an international coalition called ALERTA SALTA, who is working in solidarity with the indigenous Ava Guarani and Kolla communities from Argentina.
Background info on the Ava Guarani and Kolla:
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.
On March 3rd, the Tabacal factory also drove the Kolla from their homes using armed police, who burned their crops and nearly wrecked their homes. The Kolla spent months next to the highway, hungry and homeless, while police prevented them from retrieving anything from their homes or their crops. On March 5 Judge Cristina del Valle Barabar‡ Morales of Oran on judicial order announces that the eviction had been a legal mistake and that the Kolla were the rightful owners of the 500 hectares in Rio Blanco. The Kolla have legally returned to their land, although the police presence continues.
The Ava Guarani are demanding five thousand hectares of land for 150 families in La Loma, Hipolito Irigoyen. The Kolla demand the rights and respect of their 500 hectares of land for 70 families in Rio Blanco.
See also:
http://www.wogan.org/seaboard
http://www.autonomista.org

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Just a thought
09 Jul 2004
Why have people just bring their own bikes?
Re: SEABOARD CALL TO ACTION/ WE NEED BIKES
09 Jul 2004
It is great for people who are not going on the DNC2RNC March and want to come to the Seaboard action to bring their own bikes, but the marchers won't have bikes because they plan to be marching from Boston to NYC.