State Violence against Indigenous in Peru

We've been following this story for the last week or so about conflicts between indigenous groups and police and military in the north of Peru. The protests come on the heels of new legislation allowing unprecedented oil and timber concessions in the Peruvian Amazon without the consultation of any of the indigenous groups in the region. Amy Goodman from Democracy Now aired this excellent report on the situation earlier today (8 June 2009). 

Thanks to our commenters, also check out this article from upside down world with photos and analysis >>> 

You can also send a letter of protest to the President of Peru, Alan Garcia, through this link at AmazonWatch >>>
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  1. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Article and photos from Upside Down World:

  2. Anonymous1:08 PM

    Peruvian Indigenous Leader Granted Asylum in Nicaragua - from the NY Times -

  3. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Another petition here:


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