To our Indigenous brothers and sisters, the caretakers of the Peruvian Amazon, and to the citizens of the world, News of the Bagua massacre has saddened our hearts. Our deepest sympathy and condol...
To our Indigenous brothers and sisters, the caretakers of the Peruvian Amazon, and to the citizens of the world,
News of the Bagua massacre has saddened our hearts. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the people of Peru, the families, and the friends of those who have been hurt and those whose lives have been taken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you stand united through peaceful protests against corporate and political corruption, and the desecration of land and life.
We call upon our sisters and brothers from around the world to help support our relatives in South America by sending a message to the Peruvian Government demanding an immediate cease to the violent repression and a suspension of the state of emergency.
The US - Peru Free Trade Agreement FTA is not a legal tool to attack Indigenous communities; violence is not the way to promote trade and progress. Please request that the Obama administration take a stand in defense of Indigenous peoples human rights in Peru. Encourage President Barack Obama, Congress members, and State Secretary Hillary Clinton to urge the government of Peru to comply with the labor and environmental rights regulations included in the Peru FTA, which President Obama praised during his campaign.
We recommend that the media fully cover, in depth, the struggle of Indigenous peoples on the front lines of climate change. For they are protecting the worlds last remaining wild-places, of which are essential to the survival of life on earth. All life is connected. All life is scared.
Native Children's Survival
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