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Old 08-13-2011, 07:46 AM
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Default Protests against Belo Monte Dam continue... An event in the U.S. on Sept. 27:

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This year's Amazon Watch annual luncheon on Sept. 27, noon, at the Julia Ballroom in San Francisco centers around special guest "Sheyla Yakarepi Juruna, an indigenous leader of the Juruna, from the Boa Vista community in Brazil. She has been active in the struggle to defend the Xingu River since the landmark victory in 1989 that stopped the Kararao Dam Complex. Sheyla is an unwavering opponent to the Belo Monte Dam Complex, a key spokesperson for the indigenous peoples resisting the project, and a leader within the Movimento Xingu Vivo Para Sempre (MXVPS)." (quoted from the web site above).

Admission to the luncheon is free, visitors will be asked later to make a donation.

You might remember Sheyla from pictures with a certain Mr. Cameron or Mr. Schwarzenegger, protesting the Belo Monta Dam on location in Brazil. So, if anyone of you near the SF area want to attend, mark that date in your calendar.

Even though the Brazilian federal government has decided to build that abomination, the protest should go on. We have a proverb in German: "Steter Tropfen höhlt den Stein" - you might know this as "Little strokes fell big oaks". Let's not stop dealing those little strokes so that we might help in felling this particular one...

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I wonder how this goes. I hope there's a great turnout.
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This sounds interesting to me...no telling if I'd be able to attend it though.
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I wish I could... good luck to anyone who can
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Good luck to all those involved. I'll be there in spirit.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:06 PM
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Eye on the Amazon: Day of action to save the Amazon!

From the Amazon Watch monthly newsletter:

While it has been heartbreaking to see the recent photos of bulldozers and construction crews arriving on the banks of the Xingu River in Brazil, seeing the local people's determination to continue their battle to stop the massive Belo Monte Dam moves me with great urgency.

These courageous forest defenders are leading one of the defining environmental battles of our time. President Dilma Rousseff has so far refused to hear that Brazil can avoid senseless destruction of forests and communities in the Amazon by choosing green energy alternatives like solar, wind and energy efficiency. But how long can she ignore the growing chorus of indigenous people, scientists, and even the ex-head of Brazil's Electric Energy Agency urging Brazil to opt for alternatives to the Belo Monte Dam?

This coming Saturday, tens of thousands of people will be taking to the streets in 22 cities in Brazil in protest. On Monday, August 22nd, solidarity actions are being organized in 18 cities worldwide. We hope you will support the Xingu Urgent Action Fund, join the worldwide demonstrations, and sign the petition to President Dilma calling on her to cancel the Belo Monte Dam.

For the Earth and Future Generations,

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The natives' determination reminds me very much of the Na'vi...

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I signed the petition already, I wish there was more I could do though.
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