A Call to Action #StopTheMiningStopTheKillings

November 28, 2012

From our allies at the Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines: New York, San Francisco, Portland:

A Call to Action 

#StopTheMiningStopTheKillings

Demand U.S. military aid to the Philippines be cut, that the AFP be held accountable for the deaths of the Capion family, and to abandon X-strata SMI’s Tampakan Gold Project!  Read our full statement here: http://nychrp.info/2012/11/13/stop-the-mining-stop-the-killings-justice-for-the-capion-family-of-the-tampakan-massacre/
You can help bring the issues raised by the Tampakan Massacre to light by participating in these ways:
  •  Donate to BAYAN-USA: Your donation will support delegates of MANILAKBAYAN, a caravan which aims to raise the national consciousness around the deteriorating human rights situation in relation to large-scale mining. Make sure that 100% of your contribution goes to promoting human rights in the Philippines by writing a check to BAYAN-USA, and skipping the online transaction fee. For more information on where to send/drop-off your donation, please visithttp://www.facebook.com/events/220651234734657/
  • Join the Facebook Action: Donate your Facebook profile picture space to use the Stop the Mining! Stop the Killings! Campaign image. Have it up with a link to the petition in the description from December 1 to December 10, International Human Rights Day. https://www.facebook.com/events/220651234734657

  • Join us on Twitter: Make the Tampakan Massacre a trending topic on twitter and flood @BarackObama ‘s and @NoynoyAquino ‘s official Twitter accounts protesting aggressive mining development and human rights violations by using: #StopTheMiningStopTheKillings

     

    Sample messages:

    “#StopTheMining @NoynoyAquino and cut U.S. Military aid to the Philippines @BarackObama”

    “@NoynoyAquino, hold the AFP and Xstrata-SMI accountable for the #TampakanMassacre”

  • Call the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. during our call-in week: From Monday, 12/3 to Friday, 12/7 (anytime before 5 p.m. EST) we ask concerned individuals and organizations to flood the Philippine embassy with calls to condemn the Tampakan Massacre and hold the 27th IB of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Xstrata-SMI responsible for the deaths of the Capion family. Sample message: “My name is _____________, and I want to know what is being done to investigate the deaths of Juvy Capion, and her two sons, Jordan and John. We call on President Noynoy Aquino to hold the AFP and Xstrata-SMI accountable for the Tampakan Massacre murders. Thank you for your time.”
Office of the Ambassador
H.E. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
Embassy of the Philippines
1600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
United States of America
  • Attend an action/mobilization arranged by the Committee of Human Rights in the Philippines in New York, Portland or San Francisco during our week of action between December 1 through 10 to demand justice for the Capion Family, victims of the Tampakan Massacre. For more information on local events in your area, please visit http://www.facebook.com/events/220651234734657/

 

STOP THE MINING! STOP THE KILLINGS!
JUSTICE FOR THE CAPION FAMILY!
X-STRATA-SMI, OUT OF BLAAN ANCESTRAL DOMAINS AND OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES!

SCRAP THE PHILIPPINE MINING ACT OF 1995!

SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S MINING BILL!

CUT U.S. MILITARY AID TO THE PHILIPPINES!

Stop the Mining! Stop the Killings! Campaign is sponsored by the following organizations: Alay ng Kultura (Seattle), American Friends Service Committee (Portland), Anakbayan (East Bay), Anakbayan (New Jersey), Anakbayan (New York), Anakbayan (Seattle), Anakbayan (Silicon Valley), Anakbayan USA, babae San Francisco, BAYAN USA, Coalition for Asian Pacific American Studies (Portland State University), Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (New York, Portland, San Francisco), F.A.C.E.S. (SF Bay Area) Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity, Filipinas For Rights and Empowerment, Friends of the Congo, GABRIELA USA, International Action Center (IAC), KATARUNGAN (Washington D.C.), League of Filipino Students (San Francisco State University), People’s Organization for Progress – Arthur Schomburg Branch of New York, Philippine-U.S. Solidarity Organization (Seattle), Pinay sa Seattle, Portland State University Multicultural Center, PSU Kaibigan – Filipino American Student Association (Portland State University), Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee NY, and United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC).

 
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