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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:26 PM
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"Go ahead and shoot the dogs in the head": Garcia's police shoot, bomb and gas protestors in Peru!

"Amazon Indigenous peoples are not first class citizens in Peru"
Peru's president Alan Garcia, justifying his attacks on civilians using snipers and bombs, which has caused between 35 to 85 deaths and hundred of injured people.



Peruvian Police Accused of Massacring Indigenous Protesters in Amazon Jungle

Dozens of people are estimated to have been killed in clashes between police and indigenous activists protesting oil and mining projects in the northern Peruvian Amazonian province of Bagua. Peruvian authorities have declared a military curfew, and troops are patrolling towns in the Amazon jungle. Authorities say up to twenty-two policemen have been killed, and two remain missing. The indigenous community says at least forty people, including three children, were killed by the police this weekend.

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/6/8/peruvian_police_ac...


Please send a message to President Garcia:

http://www.amazonwatch.org/peru-action-alert.php

There are emergency rallies today in DC and Los Angeles. I expect more will be organized until this violence is abated. Stay tuned. DUer magbana's extensive list of contact information in this OP:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:31 PM
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1. Eyewitness Reports Accuse Peruvian Police of Disposing the Bodies of Dead Indigenous Protesters
Bagua, Peru (June 8, 2009) In the aftermath of Friday's bloody raid on a peaceful indigenous road blockade near Bagua in the Peruvian Amazon, numerous eyewitnesses are reporting that the Special Forces of the Peruvian Police have been disposing of the bodies of indigenous protesters who were killed. "Today I spoke to many eyewitnesses in Bagua reporting that they saw police throw the bodies of the dead into the Maraon River from a helicopter in an apparent attempt by the Government to underreport the number of indigenous people killed by police," said Gregor MacLennan, spokesperson for Amazon Watch.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:55 PM
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7. Garcia is a puppet
People aren't free in their own land.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:06 PM
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9. The repression and dispossession must be very bad
if the people are demonstrating.

I hope the State Department says SOMETHING about these deaths.
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:33 PM
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2. Inca Empire
Actually, as of two days ago, all but one of those killed were Peruvian Police. Nonetheless, Garcias comments are horrific. These hostilities are taking place in the Peruvian province of Amazonas, and the indigenous people about whom he speaks are more akin to Brazilian indigenous peoples, and do not resemble the Inca majority in Peru.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:39 PM
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4. Two days ago, the media was not *reporting* the deaths of civilians.
Amy talked about that today.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:54 PM
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6. Of course they weren't reporting them. They were HIDING the bodies.
Edited on Mon Jun-08-09 02:03 PM by Judi Lynn
No reason for anyone else to worry his/her pretty little head about any of this. Just let the corporate interests slaughter the indigenous people so they can get on with business.

Unbelievable, simply unbelievable what people will swallow when they refuse to do their research.

It's good to know Amy has discussed this already.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:56 PM
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8. Only some people swallow M$Greedia's
disinformation.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:19 PM
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32. The English-speaking media ignored the brewing crisis.
A few days ago, this could have been prevented.

This is a result of Bush policies and Bush/Corporate actors in Peru.
Obama needs to get rid of the Bushites, Peru needs to get rid of Garcia!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:29 PM
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33. We worry about phantom "Islamic" terrorists while the people are being killed
by American "allies" in Peru and Colombia and probably with our money, too.

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:33 PM
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36. This may be one of the most criminal atrocities since Tienamen Square.
Government simply killing their people, shooting unarmed civilian protesters. What an unbelievable calamnity.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:40 PM
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40. Why are indigenous people still being called dogs and slaughtered in the year 2009?
Why is this allowed? :shrug:

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:52 PM
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44. Because they were still chattel in 1970?
Peru has a very sad history of racism, and slavery only just ended a few decades ago.

In 1988, someone told me the solution was to just kill all the Indians. He was dead serious.

In 1970, there was no respect for Native Community lands. We had no funds for surveying boundaries in the dense jungle. I was able to create Native Land Reserves by imposing a new method, drawing a line across the river and declaring the drainage the reserve. This method provided protected watersheds. We started a bunch of reserves this way, and 20 years later all that was official, mapped even. Now, the progress of recent decades is under attack from the rich outsiders again.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 04:02 PM
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48. Someone told me in 1985 that the solution in El Salvador
was to "go clean the indians out of the hills". He was a nice man who was courting me at the time, a medical student and I've never spoken to him again. He was also serious and his own face belied his rhetorical distance from the people whose deaths he advocated.

Hannah's post somewhere here said some of the "developers" are Brazilian. Is that right? If so, we need to push on Lula.

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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:32 PM
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35. You bet they are, just as they stone-walled the 30,000 people who vanished in Argentina,
the crowds of leftists, teachers, clergy, etc. tortured and murdered in Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, all OVER Latin America, and all the people getting tortured and murdered in Colombia to this day.

We're supposed to ignore anything we might accidently hear, and go out and get busy shopping, apparently.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:43 PM
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17. ABSOLUTELY FALSE. Those killed are the indigenous Indian protesters.
Those killed ARE the indigenous Indian protesters.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:46 PM
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19. Have you heard anything today, L. Coyote?
That bastard Garcia has to be stopped.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:54 PM
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23. Son mas de 100 hermanos AWAJUN asesinados, de los cuales hasta el momento hay 6 nios menores de 10
Edited on Mon Jun-08-09 03:04 PM by L. Coyote


http://www.capital.com.pe/2009-06-05-lista-de-victimas-...

Algunos articulos para contextualizar el proceso.
Son mas de 100 hermanos AWAJUN asesinados, de los cuales hasta el momento hay 6 nios menores de 10 aos.
La desinformacion de los medios de comunicacion tiene que ser balanceada por los medios alternativos como este, difundir y preparar movilizacion del 11 de junio, los pueblos amazonicos siguen luchando en carreteras en estos momentos, Yurimaguas resiste.


Friends and Family:

Please hardcopy the letter and send to Obama. It has my signature. You can also hardcopy the attached essay and send it with the letter to your Congressional delegation.

You are free to print the following as a letter to the Editor and/or use the attached document for a story. Or see the attached letter to Obama.


For the last couple of years I have been writing about the problemas with the Peru-U.S. Free Trade Agreement ( FTA = TLC in Peru).

Now Mr. Bush, although out of office, and the United States, can be tagged with another 25 (and still raising) deaths, this time in the Peruvian Amazon. Another 100 or more people have been wounded. The conflict has not terminated.

Not only was the FTA imposed on Peru by the U.S. and Garcia, but so were 102 "decree laws". A decree law (D.L.) is very much like a presidential order, very much like you were living in a dictatorship. Most of the 102 D.L.s run against the Peruvian Constitution and aim to expropriate private property of communities and transfer the rights to multinational oil and gas companies.

Although these properties have been used for hundreds of years by the Amazon and highland peoples, they often do not have registered or up-dated land titles. This is also do to the government failure (and the failure of international organizations like the Interamerican Development Bank and the World Bank) who have avoided titling these lands although these programs have been in operation for almost 20 years. Now we know why: it makes it easier for rich and powerful Peruvians and their international business allies to take over these lands. Besides contaminating and deforesting the Amazon, a grave environmental threat, the ultimate consequence is to destroy the Amazon and highland peoples by taking away their lands.

The U.S. Congress must be held responsible for the Amazon massacre since the U.S. Embassy was the key promotor of the undemocratic process used to get a FTA with Peru. The U.S. government refused to push for a Referandum on the FTA in Peru. The government and Garcia knew that it would likely not be approved. So this is not just a simple error in judgment: the U.S. government made the decision to support Garcia completely (and through the CIA, to support newscasters) in PREVENTING A REFERANDUM.

The next thing which the U.S. government did was to help Garcia write 102 "decree laws" to favor large capitalists and multinational corporations. These were written by the same lawyers who represent these companies, in SECRET. THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO CONSULTATION BY THE GOVERNMENT OR THE COMPANIES WITH the hundreds OF THE PERUVIAN COMMUNITIES WHICH WOULD BE IMPACTED BY THESE DECREE (DICTATORIAL) LAWS. Actually, these 102 dictatorial laws imposed what must be called a "new" Peruvian Constitution because they cut accross all economic and political sectors. According to the Peruvian Constitution and the International Labor Organization 169 Agreement which Peru signed, "consultation " with the communities is mandated by law. Based on the lack of "consultation", virtually all of these laws are unconstitutional .

In short, the United States Government promoted a FTA through a totally undemocratic process, not by bad judgment but on purpose as part of Bush's way of doing business.

The present U.S. Ambassador and Director of USAID were part of this process and should be removed as soon as possible if Obama has any substance in his politics and wishes to send a strong message. The FTA agreement with Peru should be suspended until:

1- a Referendum in Peru is implemented where the People decide if they want a FTA.

2- the 102 laws are rescinded or re-written with the full participation of the people.

David Bayer
P.O. Box 139
Ica,Peru

Tel: 51-56-256036
former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ica, Peru (1964-66)
former USAID Deputy Executive Officer, Lima , Peru (1993-2002)

Supporting documents and information for the essay above:

Much of the material which follows is in English. You just have to find it.STUDY THE PICTURES.Go down to "Peruanista" (half way down) and you will get to the English part and web connections to see pictures of the massacre.

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Colegas:

Por favor , ver los adjuntos.

Como provoco la matanza el gobierno de Garcia? Ordeno el Congreso no votar sobre los tres Decretos que han sido declarados inconstitucionales. Mando los militares y la policia con armas para matar la gente.

Decretos 1090 y 994 estaban declarados inconstitucional por la Comision Constitucional del Congreso. D.L. 1064 fue declarado inconstitucional por la Defensoria del Pueblo.

Los pueblos Amazonicos pedian la derogatoria de estas leyes, mas no asistir a "mesas de dialogo" donde Yehude Simon les toma el pelo.

El dialogo debia haber sido tomado por el CONGRESO: votando sobre los decretos!

NO VIVIMOS EN UN ESTADO DE DERECHO bajo el Gobierno de Garcia. Todo depende en lo que le antoja el dictador y el Congreso que el manda.

El gobierno de Garcia es totalmente responsable para la matanza de la gente en la Amazonia y la policia. Seguramente el numero real va alcanzar mas de 100 cuando todos los informes entran.

Tambien la Embajada de los EEUU es responsable porque ha promovido y avalado un TLC bajo un proceso totalmente anti-democratico, sin Referandum. Animo la redaccion en secreto de los Decretos de Leyes atraves de sus negociaciones con el gobierno Peruano y su representacion de las empresas multinacionales. Finalmente, fue la CIA que ayudo en el fraude electoral que puso Garcia en poder.

El gobierno de Garcia es un gobierno violento. Garcia lleva la sangre del asesinato de 250 prisioneros del Fronton en sus manos y campesinos inocentes en Ayacucho.

Garcia es un corrupto. Ha robado millones, incluyendo los $ 200 millones de la venta de aviones Mirage. Tambien la CIA encubre todos los hechos relacionado a estos robos y matanzas, sobornando los medios de comunicacion para que quedan en silencio durante la campana electoral como parte del fraude.


La mayor parte de los 102 Decretos de Ley impuesto por Garcia son inconstitucionales y deben ser derogados.

Por lado de los EEUU, estan violando el TLC en dos areas fundamentales: (1) no hay proteccion para el Medio Ambiente y (2) no hay el derecho real de sindicalizacion y el acceso a los beneficios para los trabajadores. Son dos clausulas del TLC que NO SE CUMPLEN. En este sentido, el Convenio esta siendo violado por las dos partes y se puede exigir que se rompe el Convenio del TLC.

El TLC no tiene sustento legal en el Peru: no fue aprobado por la poblacion en un referendum y los DLs fueron redactados en "secreto".

1- han violado OIT 169 y la Constitucion del Peru , al escribir los DLs. Fueron escritos "en secreto" por los abogados de las grandes empresas multinacionales, sin la consulta previa con los pueblos.

2- no habia un proceso DEMOCRATICO porque no hubo "Referendum". El pueblo Peruano no tuvo una oportunidad de discutir y conocer el TLC en un proceso electoral. Finalmente, Garcia mentio al pueblo que voto por el porque prometio revisar el TLC.

Este PROCESO ANTI-DEMOCRATICO pisotea los derechos basicos de todos los Peruanos. Por eso la mayor parte de los decretos deben ser derogados y modificados. Por eso, es el gobierno y los Apristas en el Congreso que estan violando las leyes del Peru.

david
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Pero maniobra del APRA impide que derogatoria pase al pleno
Comisin de Constitucin declar inconstitucional el decreto legislativo 994

Con 8 votos a favor y siete en contra se aprob la inconstitucionalidad del decreto legislativo 994 en la comisin de Constitucin.

Tras tres horas de discusin en la comisin de constitucin, el decreto fue declarado inconstitucional con el voto de los parlamentarios Edgard Reymundo (BP), Marisol Espinoza (PNP), Daniel Abugatts (PNP), Vctor Andrs Garca Belaunde (AP), Rolando Sousa (AF), Martha Moyano (AF), Vctor Mayorga (UPP) y Karina Beteta ( UPP ).

Mientras los apristas Aurelio Pastor, Jorge del Castilllo, Mauricio Mulder, Javier Valle Riestra, Jos Vargas (presidente de la comisin de Constitucin) y Javier Bedoya (UN) y Luis Galarreta (UN) votaron en contra.

A pesar de contar con mayora en la Comisin de Constitucin, el presidente de la mesa, el aprista Javier Vargas, no exoner del trmite necesario para que el decreto sea visto en el pleno.

Por el contrario, los oficialistas presentaron un recurso de reconsideracin para apelar esta votacin, por lo que este decreto podra ser de nuevo visto en la Comisin de Constitucin si se aprueba esta apelacin.

" Esta maniobra es una provocacin para los pueblos indgenas que amerita que el congresista Jos Vargas sea llevado a la comisin de tica", consider el portavoz nacionalista Daniel Abugattas.

SE ADJUNTA EL INFORME Y EL DECRETO LEGISLATIVO 994

LIMA, 26 DE MAYO DE 2009
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Ante el Tribunal Constitucial

DEFENSORA DEL PUEBLO PRESENTA DEMANDA DE INCONSTITUCIONALIDAD CONTRA EL DECRETO LEGISLATIVO N 1064
Nota de Prensa N 108/OCII/DP/2009

Por vulnerar los derechos fundamentales, previstos en la Constitucin Poltica y en el Convenio N 169 de la OIT.

La Defensora del Pueblo present hoy ante el Tribunal Constitucional una demanda de inconstitucionalidad contra el Decreto Legislativo N 1064 por vulnerar los derechos de identidad cultural, de la propiedad de la tierra y de consulta previa de los pueblos indgenas, previstos en la Constitucin Poltica y en el Convenio N 169 de la Organizacin Internacional de Trabajo (OIT).

Si bien el Decreto Legislativo precisa que su objeto es ?crear las condiciones necesarias para el desarrollo de la inversin privada en el sector agrario?, lo que en realidad est normando es la modificacin y afectacin del rgimen jurdico de las tierras de las comunidades campesinas y nativas.

El inciso 19 del artculo 2 y el artculo 89 de la Constitucin Poltica prescriben una proteccin especial de las referidas comunidades, de acuerdo con los Tratados Internacionales suscritos y ratificados por el Per, as como con la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de los Derechos Humanos (CIDH) y los rganos de control de la OIT.

Para la Defensora del Pueblo, la afectacin resulta agravada porque el Decreto Legislativo tambin vulnera el artculo 6 del Convenio N 169 OIT, el cual reconoce el derecho fundamental de los pueblos indgenas a ser consultados respecto de las medidas susceptibles de afectarlos directamente, consulta que no ha sido realizada en el presente caso, de acuerdo con los parmetros establecidos internacionalmente.

La demanda muestra cmo, al emitir el Decreto Legislativo N 1064, el Poder Ejecutivo ha excedido los lmites de la delegacin de facultades que le otorgara el Congreso de la Repblica, contraviniendo de este modo el artculo 104 de la Constitucin.

Asimismo se evidencia la imposibilidad de que el Poder Ejecutivo regule derechos fundamentales como el de identidad cultural, mediante un decreto legislativo, toda vez que, conforme a la Constitucin, esta es una materia que solo puede ser legislada por el Congreso de la Repblica.

En ese sentido, la Defensora del Pueblo precisa que el Congreso de la Repblica solo autoriz al Poder Ejecutivo a regular aspectos relacionados con la implementacin del Acuerdo de Promocin Comercial Per?Estados Unidos, y que este mbito de delegacin no puede ser interpretado de manera extensiva, como se ha hecho en este caso, ms an cuando se afectan derechos fundamentales de las personas.

Finalmente, la Defensora del Pueblo anunci que continuar analizando en detalle los Decretos Legislativos, a fin de determinar si stos afectan o no derechos fundamentales.

Lima, 04 de junio del 2009.
Oficina de Comunicaciones e Imagen Institucional
Defensora del Pueblo
Telefax: 3110300 anexo 1403
prensa@... ? www.defensoria.gob.pe

--Abre tu boca en favor del que no tiene voz,por la causa de los abandonados,abre tu boca, busca la justicia y defiende la causa del msero y del pobre. (Proverbios 31, 8-9)

"El mayor castigo para quienes no se interesan por la poltica es que sern gobernados por personas que s se interesan". Arnold J. Toynbee

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Hoy he muerto, hoy me han baleado. Hoy me han torturado, me arrastraron y mi cuerpo ha sido quemado y tirado al furioso ro. Hoy yo he sido el estudiante de arte baleado en el pecho, la nia de cuatro anitos baleada en el estmago, he sido el cuerpo inmvil sangrante que la polica peruana ha rematado cobardemente, soy la madre que ha visto a su hijo morir temblando. He sido el indgena que enloqueci y he quemado edificios del gobierno de Per porque ellos no me representan. Soy la victima del racismo genocida de los derechistas apristas, fujimoristas, alanistas de gobierno de Garca. Hoy estoy herido, hoy he muerto, hoy estoy tirado en una carretera de Bagua, mi cuerpo ser devorado por los animales, porque mi familia y amigos estn desesperados pues la polica los balea cada vez que intentan recogerme. Hoy soy el indgena peruano, soy mi pueblo, mi sangre, mi dolor, mi herida, mi cadver. Hoy te pido, te exijo, te demando Alan Garca:
renuncia, vete, lrgate, t no eres mi presidente, llvate a tus malditos mafiosos asesinos contigo, Un da terminaras detrs de rejas. Maldito, asesino, genocida, racista, matn, me das asco Alan Garca.
Today I died, I was shot today. Today I was tortured, they dragged my body and then burned me down. My remains were thrown to the furious river. Today I was the art student shot in the chest, the four year old girl shot in the stomach. Mine was the immobile and bleeding body that the Peruvian Police has shot again cowardly, I am the mother who has seen his son diying while my body was shaking. I was today the Indigenous man who went cracy and burned the government of Peru?s facilities because they do not represent em. I am the victim of genocidal racism of the right-wing Garcia government with the complicity apristas and fujimoristas. Today I'm hurt, I died today, today I am lying on a road of Bagua, and my body will be eaten by animals, because my family and friends are hopeless as the police are shooting everyone who wants to rescue me. Today I am the indigenous Peruvian, I am my people, my blood, my pain, my inquiry, my body. Today I ask you, I
require you, I demand for Alan Garca?s resignation, go, get out, you're not my president, take your fucking murderers with you. One day you will end behind bars. Evil, murderer, genocidal, racist, bully, you are disgusting Alan Garca.

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6 junio 2009
Cronologa de una matanza anunciada:
Noviembre de 2007: Garca publica en el ?prestigioso? diario ?El Comercio? sus tan inteligentes artculos ?el perro del hortelano? y ?el perro del hortelano reloaded?, donde nuestro supremo presidente dice:
?El primer recurso es la Amazona. Tiene 63 millones de hectreas y lluvia abundante. En ella, se puede hacer forestacin maderera especialmente en los 8 millones de hectreas destruidas, pero para eso se necesita propiedad, es decir un terreno seguro sobre 5.000, 10.000 o 20.000 hectreas , pues en menos terreno no hay inversin
formal de largo plazo y de alta tecnologa.
Ahora solo existen las concesiones que dependen de la voluntad del Gobierno y del funcionario que puede modificarlas. Por eso nadie invierte ni crea un puesto de trabajo por cada dos hectreas como debera ser; ni hay elaboracin de la madera y exportacin de muebles. En su mayora, esas concesiones rapia solo han servido para sacar la madera ms fina, deforestar y abandonar el terreno.
Por el contrario, la propiedad formal por grandes empresas colectivas como los fondos de pensiones permitira hacer inversiones de largo plazo desde la siembra hasta la cosecha aos despus.
Los que se oponen dicen que no se puede dar propiedad en la Amazona (y por que s en la costa y en la sierra?). Dicen tambin que dar propiedad de grandes lotes dara ganancia a grandes empresas, claro, pero tambin creara cientos de miles de empleos formales para peruanos que viven en las zonas ms pobres. Es el perro del hortelano.?
Alguna mencin a los pueblos indgenas?
No hay, seguimos en la poca del caucho al parecer?.
12 de diciembre de 2007, Garca pide al Congreso facultades pa legislar (sacar decretos legislativos) temas referentes a la implementaci n del TLC, ojo segn la Constitucin , cuando se piden facultades pa legislar, estas son especficas, y solo se puede legislar sobre la materia que se ha establecido, en este caso TLC.
19 de diciembre de 2007, el Congreso, como siempre tan raudo y eficiente, le da las facultades, artculo 2: el contenido de estos decretos se limitar a lo concerniente al TLC. Las facultades son por seis meses.
28 de junio de 2008, o sea un poquitito antes que acabe el plazo pa legislar, saca una cantidad (sic: 102 D.L.s) de Dec. Leg., algunos regulaban hasta el tema de universidades, definitivamente mucho que ver con el TLC?
Septiembre y agosto de 2008, empiezan las paralizaciones de los pueblos indgenas, en contra de estos decretos.
Agosto de 2008, paralizacin de los pueblos indgenas (AIDESEP agrupa a 1350 comunidades nativas): el Congreso derog el D.L. 1015 (la ley de la selva, que permita comprar, con el acuerdo de tres personas, toda la propiedad de la comunidad. Tambin la Defensora present una demanda de inconstitucionalida d contra este D.L., porque era faltozaso!!) y el D.L. 1073. Javier Velazquez Quesqun, dice que conformar una comisin pa evaluar los decretos legislativos.
Diciembre 2008, la comisin del Congreso present su informe, pero Quesqun dice que lo presentar el 1 de febrero, ya que los congresistas estaban de vacaciones.
1 de febrero de 1009, lleg el da del plazo, Quesqun no dijo esta boca es ma.
12 de marzo, AIDESEP enva cartas a Velsquez Quesqun y a Simon recordndole cual haba sido su compromiso.
9 de abril, no hay respuesta alguna de las autoridades (ya pas un mes de las cartas!!!, ya pasaron 3 meses de que Quesqun se comprometi a presentar el informe!!!). Los lderes (ojo, no solo Pizango, cada comunidad tiene un jefe que lo representa) acuerdan iniciar la paralizacin, pero las restringen al interior de sus comunidades.
18 de abril, en vista que nadie les hace caso ?en una entrevista Simn calific sus demandas como caprichos, frente a un permisivo (por no poner otro adjetivo) Althaus? decide radicalizar la protesta.
20 de abril, se renen en la PCM. Simon se comprometi con AIDESEP a formar una comisin multisectorial (poder ejecutivo y AIDESEP), pero ante la prensa Simon dice que firmar la resolucin para esa comisin multisectorial cuando se levante el paro.
24 de abril, Quesqun dice que presentar el informe de la comisin multipartidaria (ese que deba poner a debate el 1 de febrero, porque en enero los congresistas estuvieron de vacaciones), pero? pero? pero antes deba ser aprobado por la junta de portavoces? la junta de portavoces no aprob su pase a pleno.
ltima semana de abril, Tarapoto y Yurimaguas se unen al paro.
9 de mayo, el gobierno declara en emergencia distritos amaznicos de 5 regiones del Per. Estado de emergencia: en caso de perturbacin de la paz o del orden interno, de catstrofe o de graves circunstancias que afecten la vida de la NACIN ? (eso dice la constitucin, bien clarito, que afecte la vida de la nacin).
11 y 13 de mayo, Pizango se rene con Simon, no llegan a ningn acuerdo. Simon dice que Pizango le habla a l en castellano, pero por telfono, se dirige a ?los nativos? en su ?dialecto? (no sabe un primer ministro la diferencia entre dialecto e idioma?, porque Aldito no se queja de eso?)
15 de mayo, Pizango dice lo del derecho a la insurgencia.
16 de mayo, Alan dice: ?la selva es de todos los peruanos y no slo de un grupo? (no sabe acaso lo que implica el derecho a la propiedad y a la posesin??, no sabe que muchos pueblos tienen ttulos de propiedad desde los 70???? ahh verdad a l lo votaron de derecho de la Catlica. Le recordamos lo que el Cdigo Civil dice sobre el Derecho a la propiedad: ?es el poder jurdico que permite usar, disfrutar, disponer y reivindicar un bien. Debe ejercerse en armona con el inters social y dentro de los lmites de la ley?).
Ese mismo da los dirigentes se renen con la Defensora del Pueblo y anuncian que la protesta ser dentro del Estado de Derecho.
19 de mayo, el D.L. 1090 (ley forestal y de fauna silvestre) es declarado inconstitucional por la comisin del Congreso, su derogatoria entonces ahora tendra que ser DEBATIDA (ojo no solo votada) por el pleno del Congreso.
22 de mayo, la ta Charo (Rosario Fernndez) denuncia a Pizango por alentar la rebelin, la sedicin y la conspiracin y dice: "Hemos escuchado los argumentos del seor Pizango y no parecen de un nativo desprevenido. "
4 de junio: al caballazo suspendieron el debate de la derogatoria: Mulder interpuso una cuestin previa pa suspender el debate y la votacin sobre esa ley hasta que la comisin multisectorial (si, la misma de Simon con los indgenas, que desde el 13 de mayo est entrampada), remita un informe sobre los decretos cuestionados.
Ese mismo da la Defensora del Pueblo presenta una demanda de inconstitucionalida d ante el TC: el D.L. 1064 vulnera los derechos constitucionales de propiedad de la tierra y de consulta previa de los pueblos indgenas.
5 de junio: 369 ?efectivos? de la DINOES (Direccin Nacional de Operativos Especiales) completamente armados, ms personal de las Fuerzas Armadas (tambin sper armados), van a levantar la protesta, teniendo como consecuencia: 4 policas muertos y ms de 20 indgenas muertos. Sale el jefe de la Polica a decir que como ?los nativos estn usando armas? eso demuestra la infiltracin. Conclusin de su racionamiento (incluido el de la ta Charo): como son indgenas, no pueden usar armas (su cerebro no se los da pa tanto) y deben ser desprevenidos?.
Ana Mara Vidal
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Reporte desde Bagua Grande

Esta informacion es de fuente primaria emitido por seor ALDO AMPAM DUPIS. En la madrugada de hoy la polcia en primera parte lanzo bomba lacrimogena por aire y tierra, despues empezo el orden de disparo directamente al cuerpo y no al aire. Los Awajun solamente con sus lanzas se han defendido y no como dicen que han respondido con disparos, eso es totalmente maniobra de seora Mercedes Cabanillas, Jose Velazques Quesquen, Alan Garcia y Yehude Simon. El Resultado de este enfrentamiento deja 32 muertos y heridos:

Muertos
Santiago Valera Manuig, Presidente de Comite de Lucha (Santa Maria de Nieva)
Luis Jintash Esamak, Comunidad Nativa Kusu Listra
Luis Yagkug, Jefe Comunidad Nativa Chipe
4 Awajun muertos sin determinar los nombres
4 Wampis muertos sin determinar nombres
Abel Silva, Estudiante de Bagua
Florencio Pintado, Bagua
3 Heridos del centro de Maraon

Heridos
Dionicio Quiaco, Comunidad Nativa de Mamayaque-Cenepa
33 Heridos Awajun, hospitalizado en Bagua Grande (2 muy grave)
15 Heridos hospitalizado en la ciudad de Jaen

Desaparecido:
Jose Martin, Comunidad Nativa Mamayaque

Asimismo invito que visiten estas direcciones

http://codesopiaperu.blogspot.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/diogenesampam/sets/7215761... /

http://www.rpp.com.pe/2009-06-05-el-hospital-de-bagua-c...

http://www.rpp.com.pe/2009-06-05--nos-estan-metiendo-ba...


--DIOGENES AMPAM WEJIN
Unin de indigenas ser una nueva alternativa de desarrollo en el mundo
Calle Chinchon 258 Dpto C
Lima 27-Peru
movil(511) 99221058

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Bloody repression in the Peruvian Amazon at the hands of the government of Alan Garcia
Urgent: Between ten and twenty dead. Call for protests at Peruvian Embassies around the world in compliance with the declaration of the IV Continental Summit of the Indigenous Peoples and Nations of Abya Yala.
At dawn today, the government of Alan Garcia Perez unleashed bloody repression in the Peruvian Amazon. Information is still being verified and there is no official count so far but reports indicate between 10 and 20 deaths in Bagua, Zona de Corral Quemado y Curva del Diablo. Once again, death is imposed over life ? massacre over dialogue. This is the dictatorial response to 56 days of peaceful indigenous protest, supposed dialogues and negotiations, which have ended in bullets as always ? the same bullets have been fired for 500 years of oppression.
CAOI (The Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations) issues an urgent call for international solidarity with the Amazonian Peoples of Peru by organizing protests every day at Peruvian Embassies around the world, until the blood bath ceases and legislative decrees issued under the U.S.-Peru FTA are repealed. CAOI also calls for Alan Garcia to be brought to justice at the international level for deaths that have occurred.
These acts occur hours after the Congress of Peru, in an open act of provocation, once again postponed the debate on the repeal of the pro-FTA legislative decrees that open the way for the invasion of indigenous territories. The government has deployed numerous police contingents to the Amazon.
We call on indigenous organizations, social movements and human rights organizations throughout the world to take concrete actions: letters to the Government of Peru, the UN Special Rappateur for Indigenous Peoples and the Interamerican Comission for Human Rights.
Today in Lima, social movements of Peru are mobilizing at 5pm to demand a stop to the repression and repeal of the legislative decrees impacting the territorial rights of the Amazonian and Andean indigenous peoples and national sovereignty.
CAOI (The Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations)
ALERT: Massacre in Peru Police shoot at Amazon Indigenous civilians - more than 38 people dead PLEASE TAKE ACTION! Send a letter to Peru government
The government of Peru has ordered for the National Police to attack the Amazonian Indigenous peoples. Civilians were shot from buildings roofs and helicopters.

More than 38 people have died so far ? at 2:00 PM U.S. Eastern time- including 28 civilians and 10 police men, according to a Twetter sent by a Peruvian journalist who is in the area of Bagua, a city located in the Amazonas region of Peru. Hospitals collapsing.

Indigenous peoples in Peru have been on strike for the last 52 days protesting against free trade policies that would allow multinationals to take over their territories.

An email arrived this morning, thanks to Q Initiative:
At this moment the police is attacking Indians and also the rest of the population in the cities of Bagua Grande and Bagua Chica, in the departmento (region) of Amazonas. There are lots of killings, but the radio only talks about the policemen that have died.

The central argument is this one: how can the government be right in this situation, if the WHOLE POPULATION (indians and not indians) are against the police (and soon the armed forces which is being deployed)?
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No ms muertes

Los argumentos no pueden ser rebatidos con la violencia: Alto a la masacre de los pueblos indgenas


Lamentamos profundamente la muerte hasta ahora de 25 dirigentes indgenas y pobladores de Bagua as como de 7 miembros de las fuerzas policiales.

Despus de 55 das de paro indgena amaznico y negociaciones, el gobierno aprista ha iniciado el ataque por aire y tierra sobre la poblacin indgena, campesina y mestiza de Bagua, provocando una respuesta violenta pero, sobre todo, buscando criminalizar la protesta y deslegitimar la naturaleza justa de la demanda indgena.

Esta accin gubernamental no es casual ni aislada sino que es la respuesta desesperada a los acontecimientos de la vspera. El pasado jueves 4 de junio la bancada aprista logr boicotear el acuerdo de debatir en el pleno del Congreso el dictamen que considera inconstitucional al Decreto Legislativo 1090. Sin embargo, ese mismo da, la Defensora del Pueblo present una accin de inconstitucionalidad contra el Decreto Legislativo 1064 ante el Tribunal Constitucional, dndole la razn a los reclamos de los pueblos indgenas.

El gobierno en vez de atenerse a la prctica democrtica de or las recomendaciones de las instituciones establecidas, rompi el dialogo y desde las 5 de la maana de hoy ha iniciado el operativo para descabezar la protesta indgena, matando a Santiago Manuig Valera y buscando amedrentar a Segundo Alberto Pizango y otros dirigentes.

Las repudiables acciones de Bagua ponen en evidencia la intencin del gobierno de no derogar los decretos, aun a costa de la vida de ciudadanos, indgenas y policas. Consideramos que, viviendo en democracia, los conflictos deben ser resueltos por otros medios sin sacrificar la vida de quienes defienden sus tierras, bosques y aguas y el respeto a su identidad.

Las organizaciones que suscribimos pedimos:

- Que se establezca el alto al fuego y se detenga la violencia.

- Que el Congreso de la Repblica asuma su responsabilidad y atienda inmediatamente la situacin de los decretos legislativos cuestionados.

- Que la Defensora del Pueblo culmine el estudio de los Decretos Legislativos cuestionados en el ms breve plazo.

- Que las partes retomen el dilogo y se de solucin a los temas de la agenda establecida.

Lima, 5 de junio de 2009

Instituto del Bien Comn (IBC), Foro Ecolgico, Red Muqui, Red de Propuesta y Accin, Fundacin Ecumnica para el Desarrollo y la Paz (FEDEPAZ), Instituto de Defensa Legal (IDL), Centro Amaznico de Antropolgico y Aplicacin Prctica (CAAAP), Grupo de trabajo Racimos de Ungurahui, Accin Solidaria para el Desarrollo (Cooperaccin), Asociacin Civil Labor, Frente por el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Frontera Norte del Per, Centro Labor Pasco, Instituto Natura, Vicara Pastoral Minera
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:07 PM
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27. SOBRE EL CASO DEL DIRIGENTE SANTIAGO MANUIN Y LA CRISIS EN LA AMAZONA
SANTIAGO MANUIN - AMAZONA

SOBRE EL CASO DEL DIRIGENTE SANTIAGO MANUIN Y LA CRISIS EN LA AMAZONA



Se me hace extrao comenzar este texto hablando de muerte cuando la Amazona es el lugar ms vivo que he conocido. Pero hoy es un da triste marcado por la muerte de nativos y policas en las revueltas indgenas que llevan casi 2 meses.

Hoy amanec con las llamadas de amigos dicindome que Santiago Manuin, el mayor dirigente indgena del Alto Maran y amigo ntimo desde que llegu hace 15 aos, haba muerto por las balas de la polica, ahora s que se debate entre la vida y la muerte.

Saba que algn da eso poda ocurrir en alguien entregado a su pueblo en la defensa del territorio, en el combate contra los grupos terroristas y el narcotrfico, y en la oposicin al ingreso de petroleras y mineras en su tierra; y no porque est en contra del desarrollo, sino porque cree que ste va por el camino del respeto a la tierra y la naturaleza, y a la participacin real de los milenarios habitantes de las selvas. Aunque lo saba, uno nunca se acostumbra a la muerte.

El Alto Maran es el territorio comprendido por los ros Chiriaco, Cenepa, Maran, Nieva y Santiago y en sus 30 mil km2 viven los pueblos Aguaruna y Huambisa, pertenecientes a la familia Jbara. Pueblos guerreros, horizontales y organizados que han sabido mantener lo fundamental de su cultura.

Santiago fue el primer aguaruna que conoc y con el que ms viv y aprend en mis 7 aos de vida en el Alto Maran. Con l viajamos por todos los ros, vivimos en sus comunidades, conoc sus mitos y hasta estuvimos en Espaa buscando dinero para los proyectos que desarrollbamos en la selva. En Espaa se reuni con la reina Sofa que sali impresionada por la categora humana de este hombre y en Espaa tambin hizo un diploma en derechos humanos en una universidad de los jesuitas.

La muerte duele pero ms duele el engao y la mentira. En la prensa leo que detrs de estas revueltas indgenas est Humala, el narcotrfico y el complot internacional. Y todo eso es falso. Da igual quin est en el Gobierno porque los nativos se van a seguir levantando si ven sus tierras en riesgo. Y fueron Santiago y las organizaciones nativas de los ros soy testigo de ello, quienes sacaron al MRTA del Alto Maran y quienes limpiaron de cultivos de coca, porque creen en otro tipo de desarrollo y porque no queran que se repitiese la terrible experiencia de los Ashninkas con Sendero. Y el Gobierno no hizo nada. A pesar de ser una zona permanentemente olvidada por el Estado, pocas veces he visto tanto orgullo por ser peruanos.

Por eso tambin, el Gobierno no es valiente ni tiene visin de su pas. El Gobierno no es capaz de darse cuenta que la gran riqueza del Per es su diversidad: diversidad de climas, naturalezas, lenguas, pueblos e historias. Y en un pas tan diverso como ste hacen falta estrategias diferentes para negociar, para entender los problemas de sierra, costa y selva y buscar soluciones entre todos a los mismos.

La Amazona siempre ha sido el patio trasero de los gobiernos del Per. Los peores ndices en salud y educacin se encuentran en la selva, pero me sorprenda siempre el estilo de los jbaros que con un orgullo enormemente humano decan, nosotros no pertenecemos a la extrema pobreza porque tenemos nuestra selva. Los nativos saben que slo se piensa en ellos cuando se trata de recursos de inters para otros: petrleo, maderas, gas o minerales. Y que todas las leyes y decretos emanados por un Congreso mediocre y de visin centralista jams han considerado una participacin real de los pobladores de la selva.

Me quedo con la vida que llena la selva y su gente. Me quedo con Santiago que siempre me deca Kumu, nosotros hemos resistido al inca y al espaol y vamos a resistir lo que sea, porque esta tierra es nuestra. No por exclusividad al otro sino por compromiso real con el Per.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:09 PM
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30. Aqui un comunicado en francs.... HALTE AU MASSACRE DES COMMUNAUTES INDIGENES DE L'AMAZONIE PERU ...


Aqui un comunicado en francs....

COMMUNIQUE FRANCE AMERIQUE LATINE


HALTE AU MASSACRE DES COMMUNAUTES INDIGENES DE L'AMAZONIE PERUVIENNE


Depuis 57 jours les populations indignes de l'Amazonie pruvienne mnent une grve gnrale pacifique, en raction onze dcrets pris par le gouvernement pruvien, favorables aux Traits de Libre Commerce et attentatoires leurs droits et lenvironnement.


En rponse, le gouvernement dAlan Garcia a lanc vendredi 5 juin laube une attaque dune violence incroyable sur les manifestants qui occupaient depuis 10 jours la route Belaunde Terri, dans l'endroit nomm la Curva del Diablo , dans le dpartement d'Amazonas, au nord du pays.


Selon les dernires informations dont nous disposons, cette attaque a caus la mort de trente deux personnes dont 25 indignes et 7 policiers. La police et l'arme ont lanc depuis des hlicoptres des bombes lacrymognes et ont tir sur les manifestants, ces derniers se sont dfendus.


Ce massacre s'est produit quelques heures aprs que le congrs pruvien ait pour une nime fois report le dbat sur l'abrogation des dcrets lgislatifs incrimins. Le gouvernement dAlan Garcia refuse en effet d'entamer un dialogue rclam par les communauts indignes depuis le dbut de la crise.


Selon la presse un mandat d'arrt t lance contre tous les dirigeants de l'Association Interethnique pour le Dveloppement de l'Amazonie Pruvienne (AIDESEP), dont Alberto PIZANGO son prsident, que le gouvernement d'Alan Garcia accuse de comportements de dlinquant.


Ce n'est pas la premire fois que Alan Garcia se rend responsable d'un massacre sur des populations civiles, lors de son premier gouvernement il stait illustr en 1986 par le massacre des prisonniers du Fronton .


France Amrique Latine condamne fermement ces crimes, et demande que toute la lumire soit faite sur la responsabilit du gouvernement d'Alain Garcia, commanditaire de cette intervention arme.


France Amrique Latine exige du gouvernement pruvien :


- larrt immdiat de la perscution des dirigeants de l'AIDESEP,

- le retrait des dcrets incrimins,

- la suspension de lEtat durgence,

- vrit, justice et rparation pour les victimes


Au moment o lEurope est train de ngocier des accords commerciaux avec le Prou, France Amrique Latine demande instamment aux responsables europens et au gouvernement franais de condamner le gouvernement pruvien pour ses agissements.

France Amrique Latine

Paris, 6 juin 2009


Helia CACERES, responsable campaa
France Amrique Latine
projet@franceameriq uelatine. fr Tl : 06 01 96 82 83
www.franceameriquel atine.org
Nancy OCHOA
Asociacion Culturelle Lupuna
lupunaasociacion@ hotmail.fr Tl : 01 47 23 31 49
http://associationl upuna.blogspot. com/
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:13 PM
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31. Pronunciamiento de las Comunidades y Rondas Campesinas de Luya, Amaz
Pronunciamiento de las Comunidades y Rondas Campesinas de Luya, Amaz
Sun Jun 7, 2009

LAS COMUNIDADES Y RONDAS CAMPESINAS DE LA PROVINCIA DE LUYA, AMAZONAS, NOS UNIMOS A LA LUCHA DE NUESTROS HERMANOS INDIGENAS

Ante los graves hechos sucedidos en la zona de Bagua por la brutal represin emprendida por el Gobierno a travs de las fuerzas especiales de la Polica Nacional y el Ejrcito que han producido la lamentable muerte de decenas de peruanos entre hermanos indgenas, campesinos, policas y pobladores de la zona , queremos expresar lo siguiente:

1.- La justa lucha de los hermanos indgenas responde a la vulneracin sistemtica de sus derechos que el gobierno de Alan Garca viene implementando como parte de la profundizacin de las polticas neoliberales que se concretaron con la promulgacin de una serie de Decretos Legislativos nocivos para el pas, en el marco de las facultades especiales brindadas por el Congreso de la Republica para la implementacin del Tratado de Libre Comercio con los Estados Unidos.

2.- El gobierno ha demostrado su intransigencia y nulo deseo de dialogar toda vez que las comunidades indgenas vienen expresando su reclamo desde agosto del ao pasado e iniciaron una protesta general hace casi dos meses sin ser atendidos realmente por el gobierno. Quedan claras las maniobras gubernamentales de dilatar el debate de los Decretos en el Congreso ya que estaban preparando el uso de la fuerza y no el dialogo para enfrentar la situacin.

3.- Debemos dejar en claro que estos decretos no solo afectan a los pueblos amaznicos sino a todos los peruanos en cuanto entregan nuestros ms preciados recursos para beneficio de unos pocos empresarios. Como dicen los propios representantes del gobierno, esos recursos son de todos los peruanos, y si piensan que 400 mil indgenas no pueden decidir sobre ellos, a pesar de encontrarse en sus ancestrales territorios. Menos derecho tienen unas cuantas autoridades corruptas en alianza con algunos grupos empresariales, para decidir sobre nuestros recursos naturales.


4.- Expresamos nuestro profundo rechazo y condena a la brutal represin del gobierno contra nuestros hermanos de Bagua, Uctubamba y Condorcanqui y responsabilizamos directamente al Presidente de la Republica, Alan Garca, al Primer Ministro, Yehude Simons y a la Ministra del Interior, Mercedes Cabanillas por las muertes de los hermanos indgenas, pobladores y policas. Exigimos el cese a la persecucin de los dirigentes y hermanos indgenas y el acoso a la prensa local.

5.- Denunciamos la creciente expansin de las concesiones mineras en toda la Regin de Amazonas desde la zona fronteriza de la Cordillera del Cndor en territorios de los hermanos Awajun y Wampis y en muchos otros territorios de comunidades campesinas y zonas de importancia ecolgica y cultural, incluso en las propias cercanas del Gran Complejo Arqueolgico de Kuelap.

5.- Las Comunidades y Rondas Campesinas de la Provincia de Luya anunciamos que nos sumamos a la causa y lucha de nuestros hermanos indgenas, que debe ser la de todos los peruanos, hasta la derogatoria de los Decretos Legislativos cuestionados, que no solo vulneran nuestra propia Constitucin Poltica, sino adems los convenios internacionales, como el 169 de la OIT, que el Per ha suscrito y tiene la obligacin de cumplir.

Luya, Amazonas, 6 de Junio de 2009

FEDERACION DE COMUNIDADES Y RONDAS CAMPESINAS DE LA PROVINCIA DE LUYA

Pedro Edilver Vergaray Arista
Presidente

Geromias Chauca Valqui
Vicepresidente

Carolina Valerin Mendoza
Secretaria de Actas

Nilo Lpez Zuta
Secretario de Organizacion


FOTOS DE LOS SUCESOS
http://catapa . be/en/north- peru-killings
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:38 PM
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3. Link to pictures here (WARNING)
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 01:48 PM
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5. Indigenous people are at the bottom of the class system throughout
South America except maybe in Venezuela where Chavez a native himself is trying to change things. They are tolerated for cheap labor but not considered on an equal status with the ruling and merchant classes.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:07 PM
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10. Apparently Garcia thinks he can kill these people with impunity. n/t
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:20 PM
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11. Chavez...
...maybe I am clueless, but it seems as though you are referring to Evo Morales. He is the one elevating the indigenous peoples to higher levels.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:30 PM
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14. Both are working these issues. Iirc, the was a huge conference in Ven
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:57 PM
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24. Morales too, but Bolivia is mostly a nation of indigenous people so the
divides aren't as sharply visible like they are in other nations.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:03 PM
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26. The white supremacists in Santa Cruz are active and dangerous.
There was another plot on Evo's life uncovered just last month, with active US support from USAID and a CIA connected front group posing as a human rights org. Four of the planners fled and are fugitives in the United States at the moment.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:30 PM
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34. I didn't know that crowd was moving down there.
However if Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid found Bolivia desirable for their life of crime, it makes sense. When I lived in South America on the other side of the Andes from Bolivia, revolutions were happening almost every six months making the country very unstable politically. I suppose something of that is left over from those days.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:34 PM
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37. They have organized militias to kill indigenous people and they are determined
Edited on Mon Jun-08-09 03:34 PM by EFerrari
to secede. It's a very dangerous situation in Santa Cruz. These people have ties to neo-Nazi groups as well as paleo-Nazi groups. The terrorist cell that was busted had muscle mercenaries from Europe and the evidence is clear that the effort was put on by the white leaders of the department.

They are serious and their impunity was supported by BushCo.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:28 PM
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13. You're right. It appears some people are unaware of his heritage.
Maybe they forget it in their rush to rage against his progressive intentions for which the people elected him.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:25 PM
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12. Peruvian massacre aimed at opening Amazon to transnationals
The roadblock was part of a 56-day protest involving tens of thousands of indigenous inhabitants of the Amazon jungle territory (about half of the Peruvian land mass). The action was part of a struggle waged by the people who live in the region to overturn new laws designed to open up communal lands for oil exploration, logging, mining and large-scale farming.

European, American and Brazilian companies are bidding tens of billions of dollars for rights to drill for oil, construct a hydroelectric plant and exploit the vast mineral and timber resources of the Amazon jungle.

The death toll resulting from this confrontation is the highest in Peru since the 20-year-long war against the Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path ended more than 10 years ago. The repressive actions by the police and armed forces will only intensify the already substantial mass opposition to President Garcia, whose approval ratings have fallen to barely 30 percent. The killings have revived memories of Garcias ordering the massacre of hundreds Shining Path detainees held in the El Frontn, Lurigancho and Los Molinos prisons during his first presidency (1985-1990).

Among the dead in the assault that began on Friday were at least three children. Doctor Edgar Rodas of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Bagua Grande called the police action barbaric, reporting that children were also among the woundedincluding a four-year-old girl. He said that the medical facility had been overwhelmed by the number of casualties.

The reports by the BBC and New York Times tend to rely on official government accounts, which blame the indigenous associations leaders, even suggesting that are being instigated by the left-nationalist governments of Venezuela and Bolivia. In a statement Sunday, Garcia spoke of an international conspiracy against Peru, and accused the massacred demonstrators of subversive aggression and terrorism.

The Peruvian daily La Republica provides a very different account of how events unfolded:

At six in the morning, three MI-17 helicopters from the Special Forces of the National Police flew over the area firing tear gases at the protesters. Simultaneously, a large police contingent armed with AKM rifles attacked by land.

In a few minutes, the road was filled with dead bodies and the wounded, whom their brothers were attempting to revive in the middle of the police attack.

As soon as the news of the massacre reached Bagua-Chica, the nearest city, the population rebelled. Outraged groups set fire to the APRA (the ruling party) headquarters and buildings belonging to the government agencies, Cofopri, Pronaa, and to the legislature.

The population of Bagua-Grande mobilized to defend the victims, but was stopped by heavily armed police contingents. The police did not allow them to give water and first aid to the victims.

The presence of a government representative only increased the anger of the local population. From helicopters, the La Republica report continues, the police fired tear gas and live ammunition. The population panicked and started running, taking with them some of the wounded.

By midday, the road was re-opened to traffic. The protests continued in Bagua-Grande and Bagua-Chica, where the population fought back throwing stones. On Sunday, the Peruvian government had imposed a 3 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, enforced by the army.

Among the dead were leaders of the Awajun indigenous community, Felipe Sabio and Mateo Inti. Initially, the well-known leader of the Aguarunas, Santiago Manuin Valera, who had received the Spanish Reina Sofia prize for his defense of nature and human rights, was also reported killed, sparking renewed anger among the local population. It was later reported, however, that Manuin Valera had survived surgery after being shot at least eight times, but remained in critical condition.

Zebelio Kayap, president of the Frontier Communities of the Cenepa Organization (Odecofroc in Spanish), told La Republica, Some of the natives bodies may have been burned by the police and thrown into the Maran River. Eyewitnesses reported seeing bodies placed in black plastic bags, loaded into helicopters and dumped in the river in an effort to cover up the scale of the massacre.

The indigenous people began their protest in early April. They claim their ancestral rights to the jungle were not considered in the proposed deals with major capitalist interests and that the government did not consult them. In his typical arrogance, President Garcia responded by saying that he did not have to consult anyone because, according to the Constitution, the state owns all the mineral and hydrocarbon wealth of Peru.

In a statement to the press at the end of last month, Garcia denounced the opposition among the indigenous people of the Amazon to opening up their lands for exploitation as retrograde, backward and wrong, adding that those who were protesting havent even read the legislation.

What is happening is that there are people who hate investment, who dont like capitalists because they think that it is always North American Yankees who come, but there are Korean, Arab, Japanese capitalists who are coming to look for petroleum so that Peru will cease being an importer of petroleum, Garcia said.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jun2009/peru-j08.shtm...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:31 PM
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15. Yes! Good catch. BBC and NYTs el al print the government fax.
Amy and other independent outlets have very different accounts.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:34 PM
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16. Excellent report. There's a photo which confirms the info. on the indigenous
people's weapons in the link posted by EFerrari, showing a stunned young man holding rocks in his hands. There were some others with wooden spears. Not too useful against the BOMBS, and the machine guns, apparently.

This is unbelievable.

According to Alan Garcia, if you don't jump when he says jump, you are going to get killed. Your rights don't even enter into any of this. All that matters is business and money, nothing else.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:46 PM
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18. Actually, 70% of Peru is Selva (Amazonian jungle). I set up some of the Native Reserves
back in 1971. Back then, there were intrusion problems.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 04:36 PM
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52. Why do I get the feeling that Garcia got his economic education in Chicago? n/t
Edited on Mon Jun-08-09 04:52 PM by ColbertWatcher
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:46 PM
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20. Garcia is a fascist.
I hope he is removed.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:48 PM
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21. Amazon Watch has an action page to write to Garcia -- link in OP.
No reg, pre-written letter if needed.
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troubledamerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 03:27 AM
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66. Yes, Garcia is fascist. Proudly so, just like Alvaro Uribe.
And like all fascists, they have Death Squads & mass graves.

Funny, but the Leftist boogeymen like Chavez don't have Death Squads OR mass graves.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 11:56 AM
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71. A real problem in Peru is drug corruption, just like Colombia.
One of the reasons leftist movement are countered with death squads is to protect drug lords.

During the Sandinista era in Nicaragua, it was even out-of-fashion to get drunk.
Leftist social movements alter the status quo, and in Peru and Bolivia the status quo includes making millions off coca production.
The global illicit drug industry needs to maintain political control of a few small countries for operations,
like banking in Panama, airstrips in Honduras and Costa Rica. This is why they tried to overthrow Nicaragua, the COCAINE!

Why did Bush invaded Panama? Ask Manuel Noriega, and he will tell you everything.
Oooops, noone can talk to Manuel anymore. Geee, I wonder why?
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 02:50 PM
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22. Desde helicpteros y desde tierra, utilizando fuego real y gases lacrimgenos ....


Desde helicpteros y desde tierra, utilizando fuego real y gases lacrimgenos, la operacin de desalojo dur prcticamente toda la maana, segn sealaron varias fuentes.

Posteriormente, los desrdenes se extendieron por la ciudad de Bagua, donde los manifestantes prendieron fuego a varias oficinas pblicas y del partido Aprista (gobernante), y las movilizaciones continuaron esta tarde, en medio de disparos al aire y bombas lacrimgenas, segn fuentes del hospital de la ciudad.

El presidente de la Junta de Fiscales superiores de la regin Amazonas, Oswaldo Bautista, dijo que la Fiscala an no ha establecido una cifra definitiva de muertos, porque estn procediendo todava al levantamiento de cadveres en tres puntos distintos: Bagua Grande, Bagua Chica y la misma carretera.

La enfermera Teresa Romero, del hospital de Bagua Chica, declar al Canal N que tienen 40 heridos "todos de bala, han sido balas al cuerpo, a la cabeza, al abdomen, porque ellos (los policas) han querido matar a los hermanos", al tiempo que pidi ayuda, porque el hospital se encuentra "en un caos total, sin camas, con los heridos por el suelo".

Adems, los bloqueos de carreteras y las tomas de ductos obligaron a suspender o restringir el bombeo de gas y petrleo, cuyos principales yacimientos estn precisamente en las zonas en conflicto.

Por otro lado, el canciller peruano, Jos Antonio Garca Belande, invit a reanudar el dilogo a los nativos amaznicos, pero advirti que el Gobierno no derogar los polmicos decretos que dieron origen a las manifestaciones.

El ministro se comunic con Efe para lanzar el siguiente mensaje: "Sentmonos a dialogar, hay una mesa establecida con amplsima representacin indgena, queremos dialogar, pero no aceptamos una huelga en la que se atenta contra la Polica", dijo.

Adems, el viceministro de Justicia, Erasmo Reyna, anunci que se denunciar a todos los responsables por las muertes y la destruccin en Bagua, porque "estos no son actos de protesta, sino de destruccin, porque hubo muertos, entre ellos policas y civiles inocentes".

Los nativos protestan desde el 9 de abril contra una decena de decretos legislativos, porque consideran que atentan contra su derecho a ser consultados sobre sus tierras, contenido en el Convenio 169 de la Organizacin Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) sobre Pueblos Indgenas y Tribales, as como la declaracin de la ONU sobre Pueblos Indgenas, ambos suscritos por Per.

En opinin de los indgenas, se trata de decretos legislativos que vulneran sus derechos, entre ellos el 1090, Ley Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre, y cuyo debate en el Congreso se ha postergado en varias ocasiones, lo que ha exasperado a los nativos.

El presidente Alan Garca dijo que tras las protestas hay intereses ocultos para impedir el desarrollo del pas: "Eso solo le interesa a potencias petroleras que quieren mantener a otros pases como compradores de petrleo y no quieren que desarrollen sus riquezas".

Y acus al lder indgena Alberto Pizango de "haber cado en un nivel delicuencial".
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:03 PM
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25. Peruvian police fire on unarmed indigenous tribes' oil and gas protest
Edited on Mon Jun-08-09 03:04 PM by Judi Lynn
Peruvian police fire on unarmed indigenous tribes' oil and gas protest
Both sides report at least 30 deaths and many more
Rory Carroll, Latin America correspondent, and agencies guardian.co.uk,
Friday 5 June 2009 23.20 BST

Indigenous tribes who are protesting about oil and gas projects in the Amazon clashed with Peruvian security forces on Friday, leaving dozens dead and injured.

The bloodshed broke out before dawn when police tried to lift a road blockade by thousands of Awajun and Wambis Indians near Bagua in the remote province of Utcubamba, 870 miles north of the capital Lima.

Both sides reported at least 30 deaths - including nine police - and dozens wounded. Each blamed the other for the mayhem.

Police in helicopters fired live rounds at peaceful protestors and dropped tear gas canisters, killing 22 protestors, indigenous leader Alberto Pizango told reporters in the capital Lima. "I hold the government of President Alan Garca responsible for ordering this genocide."

The government said police were attempting to retake control of a lawless area when they came under attack from tribes who were armed with guns and set fire to government buildings.

The advocacy group Amazon Watch backed the indigenous version of events. "Eyewitnesses report that police attacked from both sides firing real bullets into the crowd as people fled into the hills. As the unarmed demonstrators were killed and injured, some wrestled the police and took away their guns and fought back in self-defence, resulting in the deaths of several police officers."

More:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/05/amazon-trib...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:08 PM
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28. The murder of indigenous peoples continues in the Americas. Please use this link
to talk back to the Garcia government. It's a two minute action:

http://www.amazonwatch.org/peru-action-alert.php

:kick:

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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:09 PM
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29. k+r
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:34 PM
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38. 'Many missing' after Peru riots
Page last updated at 15:10 GMT, Monday, 8 June 2009 16:10 UK
'Many missing' after Peru riots

Dozens of people are missing feared dead in northern Peru after some of the country's worst violence for 10 years.

At least 30 indigenous protesters and 24 police officers are reported to have been killed in two days of clashes.

Local people say a military curfew is preventing them from hunting for those still unaccounted for. Witnesses report seeing bodies dumped in a river.

President Alan Garcia has accused the protesters of "barbarity" and said "foreign forces" were also involved.

The violence erupted on Friday after 2,500 Indians - many of them carrying spears and machetes - protested over government plans to drill for gas and oil in what they consider their ancestral lands

~snip~
"The police were shooting to kill, but that's not all, because they hid the dead," one man told the BBC.

"They took them to the ravine and threw them from the helicopter in plastic bags. There are also dead on the river banks. Up there beyond the hill, there are more, as if it were a common grave."

President Garcia has roundly rejected the allegations. He accused the protesters of disarming, tying up and slitting the throats of the officers taken hostage.

President Garcia has blamed foreign forces - widely understood to mean Bolivia and Venezuela - for inciting the unrest, saying on Sunday they did not want Peru to use its "natural resources for the good, growth and quality of life of our people".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8088350.stm







Peru's President Alan Garcia
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:38 PM
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39. Butcher. We may never know the real numbers, either.
I sincerely hope that Americans of good will mobilize against this slaughter.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:42 PM
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41. Undoubtedly they would, once they knew about it, and had a clear idea of what has happened.
That's the reason our own corporate media has been used to keep us all completely unaware of corporate exploitation and abuse of humanity in Latin America until LONG after it has happened.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:43 PM
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42. This page contains all the pictures
Edited on Mon Jun-08-09 03:44 PM by L. Coyote
Pictures Peru killings
Sat, 06/06/2009 - 16:58 johanvdw - http://catapa.be/en/north-peru-killings
This page contains all the pictures taken by our voluteers in Peru of the conflict between the Peruvian government and the Amazon people. Some pictures are shocking.



















MANY MORE .......... http://catapa.be/en/north-peru-killings
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:50 PM
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43. Amazingly, I was the 5th rec.
Kicked so more people can see the horror and try to do SOMETHING about it, though it is to late for far to many.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:53 PM
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46. Thank you, Seldona.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:53 PM
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45. Up to 100 dead in Amazon clashes: activist
Up to 100 Amazon natives have been killed after Friday's military crackdown on protesters in Peru and the situation is expected to worsen, says a Canadian Indigenous rights activist.

Twenty-two-year-old Ben Powless is working alongside Peru's national organisation of Amazon Indigenous people, AIDESEP, and fears more lives will be lost, with the government now labelling protesters as "terrorists".

Many Peruvians - not just Indigenous - are upset by plans to open land in Peru's Amazon region to oil, gas and mineral exploration, even though much of the land is officially protected.

The Government has recently signed a number of free trade agreements with the United States and Canada, seeking to change domestic laws and encourage foreign investment in the Amazon.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5636597

And please remember, the counting always lags behind the killing.

:kick:
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 03:55 PM
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47. You're so right. The government's numbers NEVER correspond to the numbers the people report,
when their loved ones disappear during the attacks and never return, or are shoved into mass graves.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 04:07 PM
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49. 2 pics ...




Both these images show some of the people who made up the human roadblock and were taken Friday of last week (June 5).

They were trying to block oil, gas and mining corporations from their land.

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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 04:16 PM
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50. What kind of person would EVER allow himself to harm these people?
Edited on Mon Jun-08-09 04:16 PM by Judi Lynn
Greed has brought out the wild beast in their President.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 04:53 PM
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54. The problem is that they don't see people; they only see money. n/t
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 04:17 PM
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51. And our government wrote the laws for Garcia that gave him the power
to take indigenous land and rights as he set about implementing the "free trade" agreement behind this atrocity. The Bush Government's hand is all over this latest assault -- as are the hands of dead enders in the State Department. Garcia would not have moved ahead with this without notifying someone there first.

The young man in this photograph is lucky. He found his father's corpse.



Please let's speak up and stop Garcia's slaughter of indigenous people.

:kick:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 04:38 PM
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53. The Official Story is that this was a fair and balanced killing:
LIMA, Peru (CNN) -- Peruvian officials ordered the arrest Monday of 36 suspects in connection with clashes between indigenous citizens and the national police that left more than 30 people dead since Friday, the state-run news agency Andina reported.
Alberto Pizango, a leader of the protesters, says his followers did not kill police officers.

The violence started when police attacked a roadblock near the city of Bagua, in the Amazonian part of northwestern Peru. About 2,500 indigenous people had blocked the main road to protest measures the government has taken to sell land to energy companies. Indians native to the area say that is their land even though they don't have formal property titles.

The government has not released exact figures, but according to Amnesty International more than 30 demonstrators and 22 police have been killed since Friday. The Web site for RPP radio and El Comercio newspaper said at least 33 people died.

More than 50 people have been injured, various reports said.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/06/08/peru.viole...

That's patently ridiculous. The people had no automatic weapons, tear gas or helicopters.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 04:59 PM
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55. Unbelievable remark from their pResident Garcia:
Peruvian President Alan Garcia vowed to put down the demonstrations, some of which had been going on for a couple of months.

"We will not give in to violence or blackmail," he said in a speech Sunday.
These people are staying on the land their tribes have lived on forever, they are not coming into the capital and whaling on Garcia.

Why he's claiming they are violent, or trying to blackmail him defies understanding. It's dramatic, but it's not truthful.



Dangerous drama queen Alan Garcia
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 05:02 PM
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56. My email to him was: Stop killing indians, you lying coward.
Do you think that was direct enough?

This whole thing makes me wonder who the Bush leftovers are in our government that are green-lighting this action. :shrug:
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 05:29 PM
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57. Undoubtedly there's a ton of them left, far more than could ever be useful for peace.
Edited on Mon Jun-08-09 05:31 PM by Judi Lynn
They're probably thrilled about this breakthrough. I guess they're all over the place, in both State and Defense, people like Bolton, for chrissakes, and even worse. Hillary is on their frequency too, unfortunately.

Why bother spending money on relocating these people if you can simply kill them and spend the money on companies who will kick back some of it to you? Really!

Your e-mail is direct, all right! Just what the doctor ordered. If only he could get a boatload of them.
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troubledamerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 03:30 AM
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67. Fascists always accuse others first before they do it themselves. Remember "fuzzy math"?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 03:45 AM
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68. Garcia, with the Moonie Times, is claiming Hugo Chavez is causing
these demonstrations.

He's as insane as our domestic Cons and would fit right in on Morning Ho.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 06:09 PM
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58. Narco News report here (warning: graphic images of violence):
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 07:21 PM
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59. Kick
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 07:29 PM
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60. K&R. Will be back later tonight to learn more. Thanks. n/t
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 07:39 PM
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61. Thank you. If enough people email or call, we might be able to put brakes on this. n/t
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 08:33 PM
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62. Kicking to read later tonight......
:kick: :kick: :kick:
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 09:33 PM
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63. k&r -- thank you for shining the light on this. So much evil...
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 11:57 PM
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64. Done.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 02:23 AM
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65. Indian leader Pizango seeks asylum @ Nicaraguan Embassy.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 05:50 AM
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69. Forests Of Peruvian Amazon Stained With Blood
Forests Of Peruvian Amazon Stained With Blood
Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 2:31 pm
Press Release: COICA
Green Forests Of Peruvian Amazon Stained With Blood

Bonn, June 8, 2009

The Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin - COICA - is outraged over the recent events in the cities of Jaen, Bagua Chica, and Bagua Grande in Peru.

We express our profound rejection of the repressive methods used by the Peruvian Government, which are criminal and undemocratic. Since last May, the government has declared a state of emergency and repression in several districts of the Amazon in response to a strike called by Peruvian indigenous organizations demanding the legal and legitimate respect of their territories, and respect of their rights, which have been violated by a dozen of legislative decrees that promote the entry of multinational companies into Amazonian lands to the detriment of local indigenous communities.

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We condemn the killing of more than 30 indigenous brothers (Awajun and Wampis) and dozens wounded, including farmers, mestizos, and whites attacked for their solidarity with indigenous peoples.

We accuse the government of Alan Garca of political manipulation and authoritarianism given the Constitution Committee of Peru's National Congress's declaration that the legislative package which provoked the strike-signifying environmental, labor, intellectual property, and biodiversity management reforms--is unconstitutional.

We accuse the government of Alan Garca of failing to find a timely and legitimate solution to AIDESEP's proposal to repeal the ordinance 1090 and other decrees ((to facilitate the Free Trade FTA between Per and United States), which could have prevented this massacre.

We regret and condemn the reactions of the Peruvian government, its Ministers, and the media, for blaming the disgrace in Bagua on Peruvian indigenous bothers, and their concealment of information regarding indigenous peoples killed (by hiding their bodies). This only shows that the government of Alan Garca feared being accused of crimes and human rights violations.

We appeal to the independent press and human rights institutions to investigate, monitor and report on actual events actually taking place in Peru, as opposed to relying on information in the national press manipulated by the government.

We urge the international community create a commission to investigate and review the facts, and urge the Government of Peru to implement the ILO Convention 169 and other international treaties on indigenous peoples and human rights.

We demand that the government of Alan Garca be tried before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and respond to the international community about the massacre that occurred in the Amazon territories, where the armed forces confronted unarmed indigenous peoples.

We call on the indigenous movement of the world to show solidarity with our Peruvian brothers and to demand that the government of Alan Garca immediately stop this repression and murder wave in the Peruvian Amazon.

We urge the whole world to recognize that the environment is not only biodiversity but also the people that co-exist with biodiversity. Therefore, it is very painful for us that the celebration of World Environment Day, June 5, has been stained with the blood of our brothers, who were the keepers of the land in their struggle for environmental protection.

We emphasize our position as peaceful Amazonian indigenous peoples, although we will respond courageously in defense of our rights, our lives and the environment.

For the respect of life and integrity of the people! For the protection of our Amazon! For a common front in support of indigenous peoples!

COICA - Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0906/S00068.htm
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 06:47 AM
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70. genocide... k&r
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 12:07 PM
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72. VIDEO: Peruvian Police Accused of Massacring Indigenous Protesters in Amazon Jungle
Edited on Tue Jun-09-09 12:10 PM by L. Coyote
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/6/8/peruvian_police_ac...

Dozens of people are estimated to have been killed in clashes between police and indigenous activists protesting oil and mining projects in the northern Peruvian Amazonian province of Bagua. Peruvian authorities have declared a military curfew, and troops are patrolling towns in the Amazon jungle. Authorities say up to twenty-two policemen have been killed, and two remain missing. The indigenous community says at least forty people, including three children, were killed by the police this weekend.

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 08:15 AM
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73. Disputed Peru land laws suspended
Disputed Peru land laws suspended
Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:20 UK
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8094304.stm


Peru's parliament has suspended two land laws that triggered deadly clashes between police and protesters.

At least 54 people, including some police officers, died after violence erupted on Friday between security forces and indigenous protesters.

The laws are designed to regulate investment in the Amazon, but indigenous groups say they will lose control of their natural resources.

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