|Speaker from Paraguay at Just Food||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Olivia Frey (oliviafrey209hotmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 19:38:18 -0700 (PDT)|
I'm sending this announcement to some folks on my contact list--The Green coalition, and interested Key folks. See attachment, hoping I can get it to attach. Olivia _________________________________________________________________ Get more out of the Web. Learn 10 hidden secrets of Windows Live. http://windowslive.com/connect/post/jamiethomson.spaces.live.com-Blog-cns!550F681DAD532637!5295.entry?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_domore_092008
In the midst of a global food, energy and climate crisis more and more people are challenging the destructive industrialized agricultural model by constructing local and regional alternatives with a vision for food sovereignty worldwide. We hear little to nothing in the US media about Paraguay, yet Paraguayan peasant and Indigenous communities have been fighting one of the most unheard of wars: the ?soybean wars.? These are making record high profits through the expansion of large-scale industrial monoculture production of Monsanto?s genetically modified soy at the expense of impoverishing local communities, human rights abuses and environmental destruction. Come hear directly from Leticia Galeano, an inspiring young leader from the Movimiento Agrario y Popular (a peasant organization in the department of Caaguazu) and university student in Asuncion, Paraguay. Leticia will speak about militarization in Paraguay, criminalization of social movements, local resistance to soy expansion and about the role of US agribusiness giants like ADM, Bunge and Cargill in the soybean wars. Seating is limited for this important event. Please call Just Food Co-op at 507-650-0106 as soon as possible to reserve your seat. Recommended donation of $5-$10 would be appreciated to help cover the costs. This opportunity made possible by Witness for Peace. Held in the Just Food Event Space 516 Water St S, Northfield on September 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. Please call to reserve your seat 507-650-0106
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