Afro-Indigenous Hondurans Reclaiming Stolen Land Call for Our Support Now!

The Fraternal Black Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) calls for international support as it plans to reclaim communal lands stolen from them. Specifically they request financial support for their planned Land Recovery campaign. Funds raised will go directly to OFRANEH to use for legal accompaniment and communications during and after the campaign. See below for an open letter by Agricultural Missions, a US-based ally helping raise funds for OFRANEH. 
 
Checks made out to Agricultural Missions (with the word Garifuna in memo line) can be sent to AMI, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 810, New York, NY 10115 or you can go to our website and contribute using  Paypal:  www.agriculturalmissions.org



The Fraternal Black Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) calls for international support as it plans to reclaim communal lands stolen from them. Specifically they request financial support for their planned Land Recovery campaign. Funds raised will go directly to OFRANEH to use for legal accompaniment and communications during and after the campaign. See below for an open letter by Agricultural Missions, a US-based ally helping raise funds for OFRANEH. 

Checks made out to Agricultural Missions (with the word Garifuna in memo line) can be sent to AMI, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 810, New York, NY 10115 or you can go to our website and contribute using  Paypal:  www.agriculturalmissions.org

 
July 1, 2012

IN HONDURAS, THE CONFISCATION AND STEALING OF THE GARIFUNA LANDS BY THE POWERFUL AND THE WEALTHY IS AN INJUSTICE THAT REQUIRES US TO ACT NOW.

Dear Friends and Colleagues of Agricultural Missions:
 
Our decades-long partner Fraternal Black Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) requests support for an upcoming campaign to recover nearly 2,500 acres of land titled to six Garifuna cooperatives 18 years ago.  Since that time 86% of those lands have been invaded by non-Garifuna persons, among them the most powerful economic families of Honduras.  The campaign seeks to force the Honduran government to recognize the titles of this land, clearing away illegal secondary (fraudulent) titles, and subsequently to establish a national Training Center for the Garifuna people in the heart of those lands.  

This land recovery effort comes in a context of multiple land occupations and agrarian reform efforts undertaken by farmer and indigenous organizations across Honduras that have been opposed with governmental and paramilitary violence since the Coup d

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