Monday, August 22, 2011

Defend the Xingu- Please Help Stop the Belo Monte Dam!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
This is so awful and frustrating. Why? Why is this happening. I feel so helpless. All I can do is share this and enlighten you. Hopefully if we all try to do something, we can Save the Amazon, Save the People, Save the Planet for the Future of our Children.

Please God, we need to stop this. I hope you all say a prayer, because we really need help. This is really really bad. Bad for the Whole World

Gathered in the Kayapo village Piaraçu near banks of the imperiled Xingu River in May 2011, an assembly of 320 indigenous representatives from 18 ethnicities from the Xingu basin and beyond were joined by leaders of the Movimento Xingu Vivo and Amazon Watch to discuss the impending human rights and environmental disaster that is the Belo Monte Dam, and ways for its opponents to forge a single and unified force to resist its construction.

Sigourney Weaver Narrates New Google Earth Animation on Brazil's Controversial Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon Rainforest. Amazon Watch and International Rivers have teamed up to create a state-of-the-art 10-minute Google Earth 3-D tour and video narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver, with technical assistance from Google Earth Outreach. The video is in support of Brazil's Movimento Xingu Vivo Para Sempre (Xingu River Forever Alive Movement). The tour allows viewers to learn about the harmful impacts of, and alternatives to the massive Belo Monte Dam Complex on the Amazon's Xingu River. A Portuguese version of the video and tour, narrated by well-known Brazilian actor Dira Paes to be released

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