Brazilian government accused of pandering to agro-business lobby rather than reallocating areas to indigenous peoples
The writer is a researcher and lecturer at Airlangga University’s Faculty of Law, Surabaya. His book, Legal Pluralism in Industrialized Indonesia: A Case Study of Land Conflict Between Adat People, the Government, and Corporations regarding Industrialization in Middle Java, was published in Germany by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.
August 17, 2010 --- Reference: Roy Morilla, KMP Public Information Officer (0907-418-0098)
MARAMAG, Bukidnon— " The armed men formed a line, pointed their guns at us and
fired," This was how Erlinda Bacandon described how around ten gunmen fired at a
group of farmers who occupied a ranch owned by a prominent supporter of
President Benigno Aquino Jr., in Maramag town, Bukinon this morning.
President of the Board of Directors of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights, priest and anthropologist, professor in the School of Social Service of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and Coordinator of the Contemporary Slave Labor Research Group of the Center for Public Policies on Human Rights of the same University.
Chunibhai Vaidya, Veteran Gandhian, Kanubhai Kalsaria, MLA and SanatBhai Mehta, ex Finance Minister Among Those Detained