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Old 10-10-2010, 07:50 PM
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Default Award to opponent to the Belo Monte Dam

This years Right Livelihood Award (the so called Alternative Nobel Prize) goes to the bishop of Xingu, Erwin Kräutler (Brazil): "...for a lifetime of work for the human and environmental rights of indigenous peoples and for his tireless efforts to save the Amazon forest from destruction."

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Erwin Kräutler, a Catholic Bishop motivated by liberation theology, is one of Brazil's most important defenders of and advocates for the rights of indigenous peoples. Already in the 1980s, he helped secure the inclusion of indigenous peoples' rights into the Brazilian constitution. He also plays an important role in opposing one of South America's largest and most controversial energy projects: the Belo Monte dam.
The other laurates are:

Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria)
"...for revealing the full ecological and human horrors of oil production and for his inspired work to strengthen the environmental movement in Nigeria and globally."

Shrikrishna Upadhyay / SAPPROS (Nepal)
"...for demonstrating over many years the power of community mobilisation to address the multiple causes of poverty even when threatened by political violence and instability."

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (Israel)
“… for their indomitable spirit in working for the right to health for all people in Israel and Palestine.”

Right Livelihood Award: List of Laureates
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:18 PM
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More about this years prize

YouTube - Right Livelihood Award Winners Announced, Stockholm
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