Take Action: Indigenous Peruvians Killed While Protesting Bad Trade Deal
Thousands of indigenous people in Peru face extreme violence, and the Wall Street Journal reports that 30 indigenous protestors were killed while demonstrating against new laws passed to implement the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement that give foreign oil, gas, mining and timber firms access to their Amazonian homelands.
In the pre-dawn hours of June 5, Peruvian military police staged a violent attack on a group of indigenous people camped out on a peaceful blockade of a road outside of Bagua, in a remote area of the northern Peruvian Amazon. Several thousand indigenous peoples were forcibly dispersed by tear gas and live ammunition. Violence and protests have continued all week.
Take Action: Please use the form below to write a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House trade committee leaders Charles Rangel and Sander Levin, urging them to intervene immediately and end the Peru FTA-related violence against these indigenous communities.