Perhaps you’ve already learned about the events in Romania. Some peasants mobilized to defend their land against grabbing in favor of Chevron, an American energy company, which is prospecting in search of shale gas.
The Romanian government goes to great lengths to prevent this
mobilization : arrests and police repression. Willy Schuster, a Romanian Ecoruralis member, the peasant union member of ECVC and Via Campesina movement , has been arrested and released after a peaceful demonstration . Sunday during anoter demonstration, he was wounded by police and had three fingers and a rib broken.
We invite you to send this letter (ECVC – Stop land grabbing in Romania) to the Romanian officials in your embassy to protest against the abuses of Chevron and demand respect of the right of local people to decide of the use of their own land .
Give a minute to support farmer’s unionists in Romania !
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