[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Support the Sapara and Voice Your Opposition to Oil Drilling in the Amazon!

Estelle Fein leef at cruzio.com
Fri Jul 14 04:53:17 CEST 2017



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> Date: July 13, 2017 at 11:41:43 AM GMT-4
> To: "Estelle Fein" <leef at cruzio.com>
> Subject: Support the Sapara and Voice Your Opposition to Oil Drilling in the Amazon!
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> Amazonian and Local Indigenous Leaders and Asian Activists to Take Opposition of Amazon Oil Drilling to Chinese Consulate
> In addition to action at Consulate in San Francisco, activists will participate in refinery healing walk in Richmond
> What: In response to plans by the Chinese oil consortium Andes Petroleum to drill for oil on titled territory of the Sápara indigenous people -- without their consent -- in the pristine rainforests of southeastern Ecuador, hundreds of Indigenous and grassroots activists will  rally at the Chinese Consulate and deliver a letter demanding immediately Andes Petroleum cancel its contract to explore and drill oil in Sápara territory.
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> A press conference will follow the letter delivery.
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> When: Friday, July 14, 8:30AM PST
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> Where: Chinese Consulate, 1450 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA
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> Who: 
> Gloria Ushigua - Leader of the Sapara Women’s Association
> Leila Salazar-López  – Amazon Watch
> Corrina Gould - Indian People Organized for Change
> Tony Gonzales – American Indian Movement West
> Metzali Andrade – PODER
> Pam Tau Lee – Asians in Solidarity with the Struggle for Indigenous Human Rights
> Katharine Lu - Friends of the Earth
> CLICK HERE TO Sign Our Letter of Support for the Sapara
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> Additional information: On July 16th, Gloria Ushigua Santi of the Sápara women's organization will participate in the Refinery Healing Walk led by Idle No More Bay Area.
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> Gloria is an advocate for the rights of her people. She has testified in front of the United Nations and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples. Her community is enduring cultural genocide due to the fossil fuel industry.
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> Contacts:
> Pam Tau Lee, Grassroots Global Justice, Asians in Solidarity with the Struggle for Indigenous Human Rights 415-602-1401
> Nina Smith, nina at megaphonestrategies.com, 301-717-9006
> Moira Birss, moira at amazonwatch.org, 510-493-2041
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