On October 12 2007 in several countries in America the ‘discovery’ of the New World by Cristoffel Colombus in1492, is celebrated. For indigenous people this date is a historical turning-point and the start of repression and colonialism. 515 years later the indigenous communities are still being exploited, discriminated and oppressed. Multinational corporations dispel them from their land and plunder their natural resources.
In Amsterdam the ’12 Oktober Comité’ showed solidarity and did an action to get attention for the social problems caused by the use massive of soy and palmoil for the production of agrofuel and electricity.