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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:46 PM
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MORE THAN 70% of Peru's rainforest area set aside for oil and gas exploration.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:10 PM
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1. From your link: Weeks after bloodshed, American oil moves into Peruvian Amazon
putting rainforest, possible archeological site at risk

Just weeks after a bloody conflict between indigenous protesters and Peruvian police, Hunt Oil begins exploration in the Peruvian Amazon.

Barely six weeks after a dozen Amazon natives were gunned down by the Peruvian Army in the oil town of Bagua for protesting the cozy relationship between Big Oil and the government of President Alan Garcia, I find myself on the banks of the Mother of God River in Salvacion, Peru, wondering if all those folks died in vain.

Any day now, the bulldozers will be moving in as Texas-based Hunt Oil Company with the full go-ahead of the Peruvian government -- fires its first salvo in its assault against the million-acre pristine rainforest wilderness of the little-known and largely unexplored Amarakaeri Communal Reserve. By the time you read this, the choppers will probably already be here, womp-womping their way along the very edge of Manu National Park to supply the seismic survey crews whacking their way through the jungle and blowing off explosives to see what riches lie below the surface. The local natives that the reserve was created to protect, like so many before them, are getting ready to have their lives irrevocably altered, and are wondering how to react to this invasion.

In other words, its business as usual for the Planet Eaters in the Amazon jungle, as if Bagua never existed at all. I could write a book indeed, I am writing a book about the carnage going on down here in the heart of the Mother of God. Here is just a taste of what Ive found so far in my first two months in Peru:

More at link :-(
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 02:49 AM
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2. Capitalism is SUICIDAL . ..!!!
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