more on the peru massacre

Survival International has a story. Note the Canadian oil company involved. june05-28

Oil companies ‘should withdraw’ as Peru ‘faces its Tiananmen’ (8 JUNE 2009)

Survival International today called on all oil companies operating in the Peruvian Amazon to suspend operations as the country comes to terms with the worst political violence since the Shining Path insurgency in the 1980s.

The companies include Anglo-French Perenco (a major gas supplier to the UK), Argentina’s PlusPetrol, Canada’s Petrolifera, Spain’s Repsol, Brazil’s Petrobras and many others.

Then head on over to the Quixote Center to fill out an online petition asking U.S. President Obama to intervene and end gross violations of human and Indigenous rights in the Amazon.

Demand President Obama Denounce the Massacre in Peru

Police Massacre of Indigenous Protesters in the Peruvian Amazon Linked to US-Peru FTA

Please write to President Obama and tell him we are outraged at the massacre of peaceful, indigenous protestors in Peru as a result of the FTA.

At dawn on Friday, June 5th, 600 Peruvian police in helicopters and on foot opened fire on thousands of peaceful indigenous protestors blocking a road near Bagua in the Peruvian Amazon. Conservative estimates indicate that 60 indigenous and police have been killed.   Police are accused of burning indigenous bodies, throwing them in the river and removing wounded from the hospital to hide the real number of casualties.


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One response to “more on the peru massacre

  1. Egil Henrik Lehmann

    Peru is supposed to have freedom of the press. The large newspapers should send their best reporters to the Amazone district to get more facts on the table.

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