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Giuliano Taverna

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Violence between indigenous people and the Peruvian government

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47242

http://www.smh.com.au/world/31-die-as-peru-native-protests-turn-violent-20090607-bzv3.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vvxxRrc6Jg

This is sick! Their government is seizing native land, and giving it to oil companies who then hire the natives for virtually nothing since they aren't covered by workers rights laws, and then destroy their ability to grow crops by polluting the environment.

Their was a confrontation recently, natives armed with spears, bows, and a few token guns took on the police to defend their land. a few cops died, an unknown number of natives died.

This whole situation is beyond perverse. The leaders of these countries should be internationally condemned, and trade should be cut off if this isn't stopped. The property and land of people shouldn't be stolen, it has to be purchased, and you can't impose absurdly low standards of working conditions on people, there should adequate compensation for services rendered.

This is just another example of the sick crap that goes on in the parts of the world most people don't pay attention to.

The WTO needs to establish laws protecting workers from hazardous conditions, and exploitation, and protecting the environment from contamination. Free trade can't exist without a level playing field, all that will happen is more situations like this will occur, putting the entire system at risk, and destroying lives.
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Guilty as charged.
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 07:33:04 pm »
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Reported by femalemechanic on July 23, 2009, 07:10:12 pm. They left the following message: This member is guilty as hell of posting something that sounds dangerously liberal. *scoffs* workers rights.
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