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International Initiative Mennonite churches of the Brethren and Quakers (Society of Friends) and other followers of Jesus Christ, Catholics and evangelicals who pursue the goal of reducing violence in war or conflict. ECAP is based on the principle of "love your enemy. ". • "There can be no justification for grabbing land," say the social movements and civil society organizations, the World Bank, UN agencies and governments. Christian Team Members Peacemaker, Colombia ended a tour of presentations and public actions in Toronto, Canada and throughout the eastern United States. The tour was entitled: "Sending Colombia: Stories of Communities in Resistance, the EU foreign policy and militarization. " From 28 September until 22 October, ECAPeros Alix Lozano, Eloy Garcia Chris Knestrick and spoke at several public entities and universities and made public actions against The Body Shop, the militarism of the United States and disgraceful hiring of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez in the EU. at the Jesuit University of Georgetown in Washington, DC Beginning in Toronto public actions were carried out against international cosmetics chain The Body Shop, calling attention to the complicity between The Body Shop and the displacement of 123 farm households Pavas in the Department of Bolivar, Colombia. After Toronto, public action took place in Chicago, raising again the issue of "the dirty war in Colombia" and the responsibility of The Body Shop and Daabon for violations of environmental and human rights. The presentations took place in Cleveland, Ohio, Erie, Pennsylvania, and Albany, New York. It was in Albany where the team heard the announcement that The Body Shop Daabon canceled the contract with its supplier of palm oil in Colombia. The public campaign for one year against The Body Shop took its toll!. Driven by the news, the second half of the tour was to focus public action to denounce the EU militarism in Latin America, and the presence of former Colombian President Uribe in Georgetown. The tour continued in Rochester New York, the City of New York, Boston, Massachusetts, Washington DC, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Goshen and Elkhart, Indiana. In these presentations the overriding message was the need for prophetic voices of people of faith, denouncing injustice and proclaiming the hope of a new world based on peace and justice. On 12 October in a demonstration outside the White House in Washington, DC was present with a large banner that was used throughout the tour, showing the Georgetown team mascot and proclaiming "No to the dirty war in Colombia" "No to EU bases in Colombia" and "Uribe = paramilitary. " This was given to the students of the coalition "Goodbye Uribe" in Georgetown for use in the months of protest and campaign against Uribe's arrival to the university as a professor. . . "" The Hens, a chronicle of an eviction "was the title of an article published by Alfredo Molano, El Espectador in August 2009. The text referred to the story of 120 families have been displaced fivefold from a property located in the south of Bolivar, the most recent by a signature that is SUBSIDIARIES Daabon Group. This weekend, The Hens made headlines again with the decision of the multinational English The Body Shop cosmetics to terminate a contract with the Group Daabon for the supply of vegetable oils. Through a press release, the European firm said it took the decision not being able to determine who are the lands of the Hens. In this regard, the Group Daabon insists he has always acted in good faith and developed independent research on the subject show that "we have complied with the law The eviction was ordered by the judges. What happens is that the NGOs that participated in the issue can not stand that studies have gone in our favor and some activists stood in front of The Body Shop stores in Chicago, so the company decided to terminate the contract, "said Alfonso Davila Abondano, vice president agribusiness Daabon Group. One NGO that is referred to Christian Aid Abondano Davila, who participated in the research on land ownership. He added that "most affected by this decision are 230 families Magdalena producing oil to The Body Shop through partnerships scheme. " The deal with the cosmetics company represented annual sales of around U. S. $ 3 million. According to Vanessa Estrada, a lawyer for the farmers displaced from the Hens, only 3 of the 14 properties that were invaded by their titles were defended in the name of Jesus Emilio Escobar Gaviria Pablo Escobar's uncle, who in turn sold the land Labrador consortium, which is part of CI Tequendama SA, a subsidiary of Daabon. The decision of The Body Shop had to do with its principles of Ethical Trading seeking all its suppliers to comply with rules that respect the environment and social conflicts do not lead in areas where they operate. ". . . .