Action for the Amazon, White House, DC

Start: Thursday, September 05, 201912:00 PM

[SHARE Widely] Sept. 5 Global Day of Action for the Amazon, Rally Noon at the White House/Lafayette Park, 16th + H Streets NW, WDC. Speakers till 12:30, then march 3 blocks past the US Chamber of Commerce,* north to the Brazilian Consulate (15th & L). Demand that Brazil suppress the 74,000 unprecedented fires ravaging the Amazon-- an 84% increase over last year--and respect indigenous people's rights and territory. Oppose Trump's complicity, Congress's inaction, and *US corporations' profiting from the devastation. Following the G7 Summit, UN meeting and Climate Week. Stand in solidarity with 50 events on 6 continents! DC sponsors include: Amazon Watch, Brazilians for Democracy and Social Justice, Extinction Rebellion, Mighty Earth, Nonviolence International, Rainforest Foundation and others TBA. Speakers include leaders of these groups and others, along with music and more. As we continue protests at Brazilian embassies and consulates and the White House, we will also name names and hold the global corporations profiting from Amazon destruction accountable for their complicity. Protecting forests and upholding the rights of Indigenous peoples is one of the most effective defenses we have against climate breakdown. More at . FB link: