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NO TO GE TREES IN BRAZIL: At 5.20pm on Tuesday 31 March a delegation will deliver a letter and petition to the Brazilian embassy. Please join if you can.
Meet at the 'Fourth Plinth' (currently displaying 'Gift Horse' a 13' bronze horse skeleton) in the NW corner of Trafalgar Square between 5 and 5.15pm.
The embassy itself is at 14-16 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL.
For info on GE eucalyptus:
Brazil’s biotech committee, CTNBio will now meet on 9th April to decide whether to approve GE eucalyptus. The previous meeting was prevented by Brazil’s peasant organisation, see below.
We have to keep up the pressure, so please organise protests at your local Brazilian embassy on the days of action –30th and 31st March - and take any of the actions below that you can – sign the petition and pass it on to as many people as possible.
Anyone who would be willing to join me on 30th or 31st March in a protest at the Brazilian Embassy in London, please contact me! We can decide which day and the time depending on those who participate.
This is crucial. GE trees are a potential threat to ecosystems, livelihoods, food sovereignty, land rights, local communities, Indigenous Peoples and social and ecological justice – the international community needs to send the message loud and clear to Brazil that WE DON’T WANT OR NEED THEM.
And see below.
From: Campaign to STOP GE Trees <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 3:38 PM
Subject: We need your help to keep up the pressure in Brazil!
I'm writing you with exciting updates on the fight to keep GE trees out of Brazil (and everywhere else), and a request for you to help us keep up the momentum!
First, in early March, despite the extremely short notice, over 1000 people took part in the online protest demanding that the Brazilian Biosafety Commission (CTNBio) reject FutureGene's corporate request to begin large-scale planting of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees.
In addition, as part of the 3 March Emergency Day of Action, organizations on four continents went to Brazilian consulates and embassies to demand the rejection of GE trees and show solidarity with those protesting in Brazil.
Thanks to all who took part in any way they could!
Following all these actions, the 5 March CTNBio meeting was cancelled when it was disrupted by activists, and after FuturaGene's operations were taken over by 1,000 women earlier that same day. Find out more about these amazing action in Brazil here!
Now we need your help again to keep up the pressure! The CTNBio meeting has been rescheduled for the 9th of April.
Please sign our NEW petition to show your continued solidarity with those still fighting GE trees in Brazil, and to keep the pressure on CTNBio to REJECT GE Trees.
The Campaign to STOP GE Trees is an international alliance of organizations mobilized to protect forests and biodiversity and to support communities threatened by the dangerous release of genetically engineered trees into the environment. GJEP coordinates the Campaign.
You can connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and donate to keep the movement strong and growing.
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