Write for Rights in Colombia – Amnesty International annual global letter writing event


December 10th is International Human Rights Day!

Amnesty International is organizing their annual global letter writing event


Take action with Amnesty International’s campaign for threatened Colombian land and environment defender Jani Silva, who is in grave danger as a result of courageous work to protect land, rights and the environment in the Amazon region of Putumayo. Other members of Jani’s organization ADISPA are also at risk amid an alarming increase in assassinations of defenders and social leaders in Colombia.
We invite friends of CASA to take action this month for Jani Silva and ADISPA.
• Sign the online actions for Jani, write a letter or tweet your support. Share with your networks.
• Join Amnesty International on December 10th at 5 pm EST and listen to Jani Silva talk about her work, the situation of risk and vital need for solidarity. Register here!
Thank you for your solidarity with Jani Silva and ADISPA.
Colombian Action Solidarity Alliance – CASA

How Jair Bolsonaro Emboldened Brazilian Agribusiness to Torch the Amazon & Attack Indigenous People

Democracy Now!

Posted August 23, 2019


World leaders are calling for the protection of the Amazon, which produces about 20% of the oxygen on the planet.

Andrew Miller, advocacy director for the conservation organization Amazon Watch, says the fires are worse now than in previous years as a direct result of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies, which encourage exploitation of the Amazon for mining, logging and agricultural activity. “The people who feel the impacts directly are local indigenous communities,” Miller says.