Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chief Cries when President approves Belo Monte

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Update: Just as I was posting this, I googled Belo Monte and came across this. Yay!!!

Activists hail order to halt huge Brazilian dam-

BRASILIA — Environmentalists and activists for Brazil's indigenous peoples on Thursday cheered a federal court order halting construction at the controversial $11 billion Belo Monte hydroelectric dam.

Government officials said meanwhile they would appeal the decision on the dam, a project which is a centerpiece of efforts to boost energy production in the rapidly growing economy but has drawn criticism both at home and abroad for its impact.

Antonio Melo, spokesman for the Xingu Forever Alive movement, a coalition of dam opponents aimed at defending the river Xingu, hailed what he said was "a partial victory." Read More Here


This was on my facebook, it's been shared over 12,000 times, let's not stop, please keep sharing. Bring awareness to this. This is huge! It will affect us all.

Chief Raoni crying when he learned that the President of Brazil approved the Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu indigenous lands. Belo Monte will be bigger than the Panama Canal, flooding nearly a million acres of rainforest & indigenous lands. 40,000 indigenous and local people will be forced off their native lands (as well as millions of unknown species & plants) In the name of "progress"

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