Peru Protests for Life and Land on Democracy Now! and Take Action on!

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In case you didn’t listen or watch Democracy Now! this morning, check it out online at

Here’s the summary of today’s show:

Peruvian indigenous leader Alberto Pizango has been granted asylum in Nicaragua after leading protests against oil and mining projects in the northern Peruvian Amazonian province of Bagua. Over the weekend, an estimated sixty people died after police tried to break up a blockade. We speak to actor Q’orianka Kilcher, of part Indigenous Quechua descent, who is heading to Peru to support the Amazonian protest.

To hear a report from the ground, check out Democracy Now’s show on Monday, where Gregor MacLennan, Program Coordinator for Amazon Watch was interviewed. He arrived in Bagua, the scene of this weekend’s clashes, on Saturday.

And, if you haven’t taken action to support the struggle for life and land by our Indigenous brothers and sisters in the Peruvian Amazon, please join the 25,000 who’ve taken action today on

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