Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples in Peru!
suburbanstudio at runbox.com
Sat Jun 6 17:16:25 BST 2009
> joanna at tni.org wrote:
>> (sorry, only in spanish)
>> un recuento de los hechos:
>> Mientras tanto el gobierno:
>> mas información:
>>> *PLEASE DISSEMINATE WITH YOUR NETWORKS*
>>> As you may know, the difficult struggle that Indigenous Peoples are facing
>>> in Peru still continues.
>>> The Indigenous Peoples gave the government (after 45 days of 'paro') until
>>> last thursday to decide over the decrees that violates their rights as
>>> IPs. As expected, there was another 'extension' on this discussion in the
>>> Congress, and nothing has been decided. In reaction to that, there has
>>> been another national 'paro' (more massive and blocking more roads and
>>> rivers) today which involves 7 regions of the rainforest and some parts of
>>> the highlands.
>>> The military has been using all kinds of violence towards the protests and
>>> many have been put in jail (see the videos on the website below), framing
>>> the protesters as terrorists.
>>> It is also very sad to inform that, Santiago Manuin Valera, the president
>>> of the Protection of the Indigenous Peoples Rights of the Condorcanqui
>>> Province (Comité de Lucha por el Respeto de los Derechos de los Pueblos
>>> Indígenas de la Provincia de Condorcanqui), died this morning by police
>>> bullets. With him, 30 other IPs were killed and many have been wounded.
>>> A local Radio started a 'RADIOTON', in solidarity with the indigenous
>>> movilizations, http://radiomaranon.org.pe/radiovivo.html, with a
>>> collective for any kind of donations to the IPs.
>>> The problem is that all the IPs have being living during this 45 days with
>>> the solidarity of the surrounding towns, giving them food and shelter...
>>> but the resources are coming to an end and they are away from their own
>>> communities and therefore, own food supplies. Also, after the violent
>>> attacks of these days they are in desperate need of medicines.
>>> The account number is 395-11-35-338057 (in nuevos soles) del Banco de
>>> Crédito del Peru.
>>> The contact information is Nicanor Alvarado Carrasco, coordinator of the
>>> Vicaría del Medio Ambiente de Jaén. Phone: +511 076 43 39 48
>>> They have gather information, photos and videos (there is one in english)
>>> with the help of the same organization (Vicaría del Medio Ambiente de
>>> More information (spanish):
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