On Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, in central London, Christian Peacemaker Teams will again ask The Body Shop to stop buying palm oil from a Colombian company involved in the displacement of small farmers.
Can you join a team visiting several Body Shop outlets in London to express our concerns, from 9 a.m. onwards? Or can you join us all together for a closing action at 4 p.m. at the Body Shop outlet at 268 Oxford Street, GB W1C (just west of Oxford Circus station)? Can you pass this invitation along to others?
Daabon Organics, the primary supplier of palm oil to The Body Shop, has played a pivotal role in the recent displacement of 500 women, men and children from the Colombian farming community of Las Pavas in order to obtain land for a new palm plantation. You can read more about their displacement at http://www.cptuk.org.uk
The Body Shop says on their website that they believe, "all people have a right...to be treated with respect," and "For years we've campaigned against injustices, stood up for the vulnerable." The Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) in Colombia has appealed to The Body Shop to address this unjust action by their supplier. To date The Body Shop has denied any responsibility for this displacement.
For more information about either activity or to join us, call Christopher Hatton at 07943575064 or email Tim Nafziger at email@example.com
You can also invite others to the Facebook event at http://tinyurl.com/laspavas