jamaican-supremacist:

Above, Kayapó Indians dance at an anti dam protest
The Belo Monte Dam in Brazil is environmentally unstable and inefficient.  Aljazeera reports that 24,000 indigenous people stand to be displaced.  Furthermore, outside contact poses a serious threat to indigenous people.
How to contact the Brazilian Gov’t
Brazilian Embassy, Washington, D.C. (202) 238-2805
US Consulates (click here to find the corresponding jurisdiction for each Consulate.)
Atlanta, GA              (404) 949-2400
Boston, MA              (617) 542-4000
Chicago, IL              (312) 464-0244
Hartford, CT            (860) 760-3100
Houston, TX            (713) 961-3063
Los Angeles, CA      (323) 651-2664
Miami, FL                 (305) 285-6200
New York, NY           (917) 777-7777
San Francisco, CA   (415) 981-8170
Washington, D.C.     (202) 461-3000

Embassies around the world

jamaican-supremacist:

Above, Kayapó Indians dance at an anti dam protest

The Belo Monte Dam in Brazil is environmentally unstable and inefficient.  Aljazeera reports that 24,000 indigenous people stand to be displaced.  Furthermore, outside contact poses a serious threat to indigenous people.

How to contact the Brazilian Gov’t

  • Brazilian Embassy, Washington, D.C. (202) 238-2805
  • US Consulates (click here to find the corresponding jurisdiction for each Consulate.)
    • Atlanta, GA              (404) 949-2400
    • Boston, MA              (617) 542-4000
    • Chicago, IL              (312) 464-0244
    • Hartford, CT            (860) 760-3100
    • Houston, TX            (713) 961-3063
    • Los Angeles, CA      (323) 651-2664
    • Miami, FL                 (305) 285-6200
    • New York, NY           (917) 777-7777
    • San Francisco, CA   (415) 981-8170
    • Washington, D.C.     (202) 461-3000
  • Embassies around the world

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velocicrafter:

selchieproductions:

Remember the Belo Monte dam that would flood a massive part of the Amazon Rain forest and that would force 40,000 indigenous Brazilians to leave their homelands and how everything seemed lost a while ago?
It’s not lost.
Amazon mega-dam halted© Survival International

A judge in Brazil has ordered that the construction of the Belo Monte mega-dam in the Amazon be suspended, warning that it would disrupt fishing by the local population.
Thousands of Indians and many other communities living in the area around the Xingu river depend on fishing as a key element of their nutrition.
The judge has forbidden the consortium building the dam, Norte Energia S.A., from implementing ‘any works which will interfere with the natural course of the Xingu river’.
The consortium faces a daily fine of over US$100,000 if it does not comply with the ruling.
If built, Belo Monte would be the third largest dam in the world. As well as drastically affecting fish stocks, it would devastate vast areas of forest upon which thousands of indigenous people, includinguncontacted Indians, depend for their well-being.
Sheyla Juruna, of the Juruna tribe which will be affected by the dam, stated, ‘We consider the river our home. We do not want the dam, we do not want this destructive project… we want our rights upheld’.
The Indians have not given their consent for the dam to go ahead, and have warned that if it does, the Xingu could become a ‘river of blood’.
They have held numerous protests against Belo Monte. Last month, thousands of people took to the streets worldwide, calling on the Brazilian government to halt the dam. Survival supporters delivered letters to the Brazilian embassies in Berlin, London, Paris and Madrid expressing their concerns for the Indians.
The Brazilian government issued the construction license for the dam earlier this year, disregarding a request from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that the licensing be suspended until the Indians’ rights are respected. 


<3333 In a world of fucked-up shit, the ‘small’ joys aren’t that small.

velocicrafter:

selchieproductions:

Remember the Belo Monte dam that would flood a massive part of the Amazon Rain forest and that would force 40,000 indigenous Brazilians to leave their homelands and how everything seemed lost a while ago?

It’s not lost.

Amazon mega-dam halted
© Survival International

A judge in Brazil has ordered that the construction of the Belo Monte mega-dam in the Amazon be suspended, warning that it would disrupt fishing by the local population.

Thousands of Indians and many other communities living in the area around the Xingu river depend on fishing as a key element of their nutrition.

The judge has forbidden the consortium building the dam, Norte Energia S.A., from implementing ‘any works which will interfere with the natural course of the Xingu river’.

The consortium faces a daily fine of over US$100,000 if it does not comply with the ruling.

If built, Belo Monte would be the third largest dam in the world. As well as drastically affecting fish stocks, it would devastate vast areas of forest upon which thousands of indigenous people, includinguncontacted Indians, depend for their well-being.

Sheyla Juruna, of the Juruna tribe which will be affected by the dam, stated, ‘We consider the river our home. We do not want the dam, we do not want this destructive project… we want our rights upheld’.

The Indians have not given their consent for the dam to go ahead, and have warned that if it does, the Xingu could become a ‘river of blood’.

They have held numerous protests against Belo Monte. Last month, thousands of people took to the streets worldwide, calling on the Brazilian government to halt the dam. Survival supporters delivered letters to the Brazilian embassies in Berlin, London, Paris and Madrid expressing their concerns for the Indians.

The Brazilian government issued the construction license for the dam earlier this year, disregarding a request from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that the licensing be suspended until the Indians’ rights are respected. 

<3333 In a world of fucked-up shit, the ‘small’ joys aren’t that small.

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