An Indigenous leader from the Kokonuko people in Colombia was just shot dead while trying to reclaim their lands from a multinational paper giant. Now the local communities are pleading for our help.
They desperately need funds to hire additional security to keep themselves safe while they re-occupy their rightful land.
This is just the latest of a string of abuses at the hands of Irish packaging company Smurfit Kappa. For decades, the corporation appropriated huge swaths of Indigenous, campesino and afro land to mass-plant the invasive species they use to make paper materials. Local communities have been fighting back for years, trying to reclaim their land.
If enough of us give right now, can wire them the money they need practically overnight!
CRIC Colombia. 9 November 2022.
Witness for Peace. 1 November 2019.
Environmental Justice Atlas. 8 June 2016.
World Rainforest Movement. 5 March 2020.