OCTOBER 26: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE HUAORANI PEOPLE
SEND FAXES TO SUPPORT THE HUAORANI'S EFFORTS TO HALT MAXUS OIL CORPORATION'S INVASION OF THEIR TERRITORY!!!
On October 26-27, more than 100 Huaorani men, women, and children will arrive in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, to meet with representatives of Maxus Energy Corporation and to address representatives of the national Congress.
The Dallas-based Maxus corporation holds a 200,000 hectare concession to exploit oil on Huaorani land. Under Ecuadorian law, the Huaorani people have no right to decide how to use the resources below the ground.
The Huaorani have voiced their opposition to Maxus' construction of a new road which will penetrate one of the richest rainforest tracts in the world, bringing with it not only oil drillers, but also lumber companies and settlers who will cause the disruption of the Huaorani way of life. The road will cross the Yasuni National Park, and also the territory of still-contacted Huaorani groups. The impacts of this road will be devastating.
On Monday, October 26th, representatives of the Huaorani organization ONHAE will meet with Maxus in Quito. They are demanding:
The Huaorani have declared that they are ready to occupy Maxus's headquarters if the company does not accept their position.
It is critical that, on Monday October 26th, the Presidents of Ecuador and of Maxus Corporation hear your voices! For security reasons, please time your faxes so that they will arrive only after noon, Ecuador time, on Monday.
Please voice your support for the Huaorani in faxes to:
Arq. Sixto Durán Ballán Mr. C. L. Blackburn, Presidente Constitucional President República del Ecuador Maxus Energy Corp. Dallas, Texas FAX: (011-5932) 580-751 FAX: (214) 979-1977Please send a copy to:
(Posted to Native-l on Fri, 23 Oct 1992 Rainforest Action Network (firstname.lastname@example.org))