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Defend the Sapara People: Stop Oil Drilling in the Amazon

  • Consulate General of China in San Francisco 1450 Laguna St, San Francisco, California 94115 (map)

Defend the Sapara People
Stop Oil Drilling in the Amazon
Keep It in the Ground

Solidarity and Visibility Action and Letter Delivery
Friday, July 14, 2017
8:30-9:30am Sharp!
Chinese Consulate
1450 Laguna St, (cross street Geary) San Francisco, CA 94115

China out of the Amazon!
Chinese oil consortium Andes Patroleum has been given a go ahead to explore and exploit lands in the Ecuadorian Amazon, including territory of the Sapara people. Amazonian leaders have denounced this development, as Andes Patroleum will cause genocide against the Sapara Nation and uncontacted indigenous peoples if it drills in their ancestral territory in the Ecuadorian rainforest.

Join us at the Chinese Consulate for a solidarity and visibility action, and delivery of a letter demanding Andes Petroleum cancel the contract to explore and drill oil in Sapara territory immediately. This action will coincide with Sapara leader Gloria Ushigua Santi's visit to the bay area. 

Gloria Ushigua Santi is in the Bay Area to participate in the July 16th - FINAL Refinery Healing Walk! She is the Coordinator of the Sápara women's organization Ashiñwaka, which defends Sápara people's ancestral land and rights in the province of Pastaza, Ecuador. Gloria is a warrior for her people and the living jungle which her people have inhabited since the beginning of time. She has testified in front of the United Nations and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples. Her community has been fighting the fossil fuel industry for many years.

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