A brave Indigenous community has finally found a way to stop one of Europe’s paper giants from decimating the Colombian rainforest. And they could use our help to keep their resistance going.
For decades, paper company Smurfit Kappa has wiped out huge swaths of irreplaceable forest to mass-plant the invasive species they use to make packaging materials -- drying up the water supply for local communities and destroying the local ecosystem.
Just months ago, the Misak people decided to take on Smurfit by camping out on their land in protest. And it’s working: they’ve been able to stop 70% of the paper giant’s activity! 500 protesters have stayed there day and night, but the company’s attacks are escalating. Security forces have started attacking the protesters, injuring and even killing them.
The Misak community is refusing to give up, but desperately needs our support. They need money to buy food, equipment, and shelter to keep their protest going. NAME, can you chip in now to help?
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