May 27th, 2009
Two activists were arrested at a Home Depot in Glendale, CO, near Denver, after hanging a banner off the building that read, “Dam Home Depot, NOT Patagonia!” Home Depot is under pressure from International Rivers and allies for its ongoing financial involvement with the main Chilean interest promoting 5 dams in Chilean Patagonia.
Home Depot has a shareholders’ meeting coming up on Thursday, May 28 in Atlanta, Georgia. Contact them (before their May 28 shareholders’ meeting if possible, but certainly during or after as well) and tell them to cancel purchases of timber from the Matte and Angelini Groups (the companies CMPC and Arauco) for their involvement in plans to dam wild Patagonia, and to drop the charges against Earth First! protesters in Arapahoe County, Colorado. Call 1-800-553-3199 (press extension # 5), or send an email directly from this site.
For more background on the issue, visit International Rivers’ Patagonia page.