Stop Belo Monte Dam! Dec. 10 Day of Action. Justice Now! Campaign. Brazil, Respect Indigenous Rights!

For what you can do to join in solidarity with the 40,000 Indigenous people of Brazil visit ‘Eye on the Amazon–Official blog of Amazon Watch’ http://amazonwatch.org/news/2012/1204-take-action-for-justice-now-on-dec-10   Join the campaign on Facebook, send letters to the Brazilian consulate nearest you, sign the petition, distribute the petition, tweet the campaign and raise awareness globally.

AmazonWatch site http://amazonwatch.org/

The displacement of 40,000 Indigenous people and the destruction of the ecosystem of the Xingu River seems to be of no concern to those demanding the construction of the Belo Monte Dam. What is real progress? Is changing the landscape and destroying the lives of people “progress” in our world of climate change? Or is “progress” learning how to reach sustainable life-ways in harmony and balance with our environment upon which we are all dependent for survival as a species? What world will your grandchildren know? Or will there be a life-sustaining habitat for humans in the future? Is energy at any cost really worth the price of extinction?

 Stop Belo Monte Dam!

Let the Xingu River Flow!

Let the people Live.

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6 Comments

  1. pixilated2 said,

    December 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    We did the same thing to our own people here in the 1930s, when we dammed up the Tennessee river. It is always hard to stand up to the government when the lives of a “only a few” are in the balance. After all, “It’s for the the greater good.” I shudder to think of where they will go, and how they will live in “society.” Their lives will never be the same, because it never turns out to be equitable for all. So sad.

    • December 8, 2012 at 4:31 am

      So we need to stop doing the same “sad” things over and over again. There are other choices–aren’t there?
      Hi.

      • pixilated2 said,

        December 8, 2012 at 5:32 am

        Limited sources of electric power: Solar and windmills.
        More powerful sources of electric power: nuclear and hydroelectric. There is some early work being done on utilizing the heat from under the earth, and maybe things that we still haven’t heard of. Back in the 30s these other options weren’t available.

        I think the core issue is lack of respect for the people, their land and their futures.

        People impacted the the TVA weren’t really properly compensated for their land. The people impacted by Belo Monte aren’t either.

        It is a sad situation that will only get worse as time goes by. Our population is growing exponentially and needs/will need more electrical power as time goes by. So, the multi-billion dollar question is…

        “Where to go for more power to adequately serve the people?” No matter what we do, it is not going to make everyone happy, and it is not going to be enough for tomorrow’s continued demands.

        SAD.

      • pixilated2 said,

        December 8, 2012 at 5:35 am

        “People impacted BY the TVA…”

  2. slpmartin said,

    December 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Was it not Janis Joplin who sang “Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.” Alas like our own country Indigenous people are ignored when dollars are to be made by the rich.

    • December 8, 2012 at 4:33 am

      Ever wonder what the world would be like if “profit” was not a motive for doing anything?
      Janis Joplin sure sang that line.
      How are you, Charles?
      Btw, loved your poem about the obese wolves. 🙂


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