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Old 11-10-2011, 09:52 AM
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Brasilia, Brazil – A district federal court in Brazil ruled today that indigenous communities threatened by the controversial Belo Monte Dam complex – under initial construction since July on the Xingu River in the Amazon – do not have the right to free, prior and informed consultations regarding the project
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She [Judge Cardoso] downplayed the importance of prior consultations with indigenous peoples threatened by infrastructure projects such as Belo Monte, claiming they are "informative" and irrelevant for congressional decisions on whether to authorize mining and hydroelectric projects on indigenous lands.
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The indigenous people living at the site of Belo Monte Dam project have occupied the planned construction site and used direct action, civil disobedience and other peaceful measures to shut down operations. As of yet, they were not met with violence. The construction is going on despite protests and even judges making decisions against the project. I think the companies just assume that in the end they will manage to make the decisionmakers follow their plan, so there is no need to stop constructing.

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There is a call for solidarity, though I am not sure what they really want to do with that, but here it is:
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(Seems like they want people to make parties as a kind of protest)


... I so hope this will become more like what happened in Bolivia than what happened in Avatar (well ok, if they win in the end, it would be ok if it is like in Avatar of course, but the chances are somewhat limited)
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:30 PM
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Protesters Strike Again At Brazil's 'Pandora' Dam In Amazon - Forbes



Only delaying the inevitable though I’m afraid.

I think enough’s already been said about the attitude of Brazil’s Federal Government, but yet again they demonstrate their ruthless single mindedness in choosing to ignore the wider picture.

‘Can’t see the wood for the trees’, anyone?

516 square km of virgin rain forest removed, tribes evicted and species lost.

This is truly awful.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:20 PM
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If only I could load up my 11-87 and head down there and fight till my last breath.......


Seriously, I would but I am unable to. I really feel awful, for the people, and also for the fact that there's nothing I can do to help.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:14 PM
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Yes, I too wish I could do something to help.

I wish the people protesting lots of good luck! I still can't believe the govt of Brazil is going ahead with building that dam.
This is sad, very sad only.
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