Write to Tanzania: help Mariam’s village

Received by e-mail, From: ActionAid UK, Date; 16 novembre 2011:

Dear friends I wanted to let you know about a girl called Mariam whose village has lost its land to a UK company, Sun Biofuels. In this video on You Tube, the Mariam Shabani’s story, 1.05 min,she tells you about the terrible changes to her life since Sun Biofuels came.


Your message will be delivered straight to Mariam’s community, to show they aren’t alone in their struggle. We will let you know as soon as we can how your message has been used in their battle for justice. You can read the full story of Mariam, her village, and Sun Biofuels’ outrageous broken promises in this expose in the Guardian. In August, Sun Biofuels was sold to a new company. We are hopeful that we can work with them to help Mariam and her community get justice.

Thank you for your support, Josie Cohen, ActionAid biofuels campaigner.

Find out more at ActionAid.org.uk or call us on +44 (0)1460 238 047. To ensure you receive further emails, add this to your contacts. ActionAid is a registered charity, no. 274467.


The Halima Weli’s story, 1.43 min;

The Myths of Biofuels, 4.51 min;

Biofuels: The False Promise, 10.04 min;

… and please look also at this: Notes from National Academies Press NAP.

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