An email message I received and I am gladly sharing.
The current conflict in the Amazon resulted in a number of casualties in the last three days and accelerated the crisis of the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement as an instrument of collusion in the genocide of the Indigenous Peoples.
A war crimes tribunal, a global climate justice tribunal, and all venues of justice to bring the systematic pograms of terracide and genocide are called to address the crisis, but immediate action on the ground is our first step.
In solidarity with the struggle of our Indigenous Peoples of the Peruvian Amazon, and in response to the call for indigenous solidarity from the IV Continental Indigenous Summit of Abya Yala, we shall organize peaceful coordinated continental actions of protest for Monday June 8th in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA.
Please relay to all Nations and Organizations of Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala North, along with social justice networks to realize coordination in order to take immediate direct actions of peaceful protest in front of the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, DC and the Peruvian Consulate General in Los Angeles, California on Monday June 8th.
Emergency Demonstrations of Solidarity and Protest
Monday June 8, 2009 12:30 PM EST
Protest in front of the Peruvian Embassy Washington DC
1700 Massachusetts Ave., N.W Washington D.C. 20036
Monday June 8, 2009 3:30 PM PST
Protest in front of the Consulate General of Peru in Los Angeles, CA
3450 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010
IF YOU DON'T LIVE NEAR WASHINGTON OR LOS ANGELES, ORGANIZE A PROTEST AT ANY CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE OR FEDERAL BUILDING.
Call, write and send emails demanding Peru to cease state violence against the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon:
Call: Washington - Peru Embassy Telephone: (202) 833-9860 to 9869 Fax: (202) 659-8124
Ambassador Luis Valdivieso Montano
Call: Los Angeles- Peru Consulate General Telephone: (213) 252-5910
Send a Message to the President of Peru
Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana - AIDESEP
Bilaterals.org NY Times Article
Freshman Senators Stand Against Modified NAFTA Expansion
Politics of Pushing Trade Agreements Reflected in Peru Trade Vote of New Members
Trade Deal with Peru Fails to Measure Up for Development
For more information, and updates on Abya Yala North Indigenous Solidarity actions, contact:
Tupac Enrique Acosta, Yaotachcauh
Tel: (602) 254-5230
Also, please read International Cry's complete coverage of the Bagua massacre.