This week, investors are meeting in London to learn how they can make a quick profit from investing in land.
As part of a coalition of organisations organising a protest outside the conference, we’ve launched a twitter action to tell the investors what we think, using the conference’s hashtag.
If you’ve got a spare sec, please do take part in the twitter action (suggested tweets below, but would be even better if you can write your own!) and/ or promote it to your followers (If you’re tweeting to tell others about the tweet action, then pls don’t use the hashtag itself, just the blog link - http://bit.ly/LNm0Xh - ideally we’d rather it looks like people tweeting independently. hope that makes sense!)
Suggested tweet to promote the action (don’t include hash tag): Act now: Tell investors in land grabs that it's plain wrong. They're meeting right now - http://bit.ly/MqwXhU
Suggested tweets to send as part of the action:
>> Communal land should be for people to feed their communities, not for 'the few' to buy & make a quick buck. #agconf http://bit.ly/LNm0Xh
>> Stop the global land grab! #agconf http://bit.ly/LNm0Xh
>> Q: Agriculture in Africa: 'land grab' or 'untapped opportunity'? A: landgrab #agconf http://bit.ly/LNm0Xh
>> With 1billion going hungry, land is not an 'emerging & expanding asset class' - people need it to survive http://bit.ly/LNm0Xh #agconf
>> Land is for food not for profit. Stop the global land grab #agconf http://bit.ly/LNm0Xh
>> I don't want my pension to fund land grabs #agconf http://bit.ly/LNm0Xh
Press release about the event: http://www.waronwant.org/news/press-releases/17588-protestors-say-london-summit-pushing-global-land-grabs-and-hunger
Guardian coverage: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jun/26/uk-investors-africa-land-summit (guardian coverage, whoop, whoop!)
When 1 billion people are hungry globally, putting crops into cars - rather than mouths is bonkers! Watch Drive Aid - Stop the biofuels landgrab: http://bit.ly/driveaidvideo
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