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Ivete Bastos - Amazon Leader Needs Your Support


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Julia
- 2372 days ago - care2.com
Ivete Bastos, our great Amazon leader, has been nominated to be on of the 10 "most influential persons in Brazil", a poll by the magazine Epocha. Please help us get her elected!



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Julia D. (92)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 10:51 am
Excuse me, that should say 100 most influential persons. The way it works is the more positive comments a person gets the more likely she will be voted for. If you leave a comment (in portuguese or english) it will help Ivete.
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 2:58 pm
left comments and translation on the blog, she is way behind incomments, a link to the original petition to save her and protect her would help people with background info as they don't give much for her nomination
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 3:16 pm
Thank you everyone who signed and supported this petition. Ivete Bastos is now been protected by Federal Police agents.

STOP THE KILLING OF COMMUNITY LEADERS IN THE AMAZON!


Maria Ivete Bastos
How long will the crimes of land robbers, who for ages have dominated with brutal force, the territories of our traditional folks and communities, most of all in the Amazon, triumph over our efforts to create a just and dignified society?

Once again we face another attack against the life of good people, workers who spend their blood and sweat to create and defend dignity and sustainable development, a just agrarian reform that is so much needed in this country. Defend our natural resources as our sacred heritage that for ages has guaranteed our survival and that of our future generations. Defend them without causing any harm to our true home, PLANET EARTH!

Once again, one of our leaders faces death and torture. Our sister IVETE BASTOS, president of the biggest farmers’ union of the Amazon, in the municipality of Santarém in the State of Pará, has received numerous death threats and they’re getting worse: they would not kill her like the others, these threats say, with just a bullet. Rather, she’d be tortured to death.

We have accompanied the struggle of this union for public policies and civil rights of the rural population under the command of bravery, lead by our companheira Ivete who is not easy to be scared or intimidated by the cowardly acts of these lackeys to the destruction of the grand heritage of humanity, who steal the wealth that we produce with the sweat of our bodies, who love to assassinate our peaceful leaders in order to demonstrate the hateful domination, exploitation and humiliation of the intelligent species. But the limit is reached. The State of Pará has the worst record of political violence in Brazil. The murderers of Sister Dorothy and so many others still run free and they’re on to the next, while the authorities remain silent and passive.

Ivete Bastos needs protection! The peaceful leaders of the human rights movement in the Amazon need protection! We ask the Secretariat of Human Rights of the Brazilian government to:

- immediately include Ivete Bastos in the program “National Human Rights Defenders’ Protection Program” (Programa Nacional de Proteção aos Defensores dos Direitos Humanos)

- allow Ivete Bastos to choose the protection team of her confidence

- guarantee the safety of all leaders of the peaceful movement for land reform and human rights of the Amazon rainforest


WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT

FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

FOR JUSTICE

FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN!


The Council of Rubber Tappers (Conselho Nacional dos Seringueiros – CNS) of the State of Pará.
 

Elena P. (549)
Wednesday October 24, 2007, 8:35 am
Thank for the news and additional information.
 
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