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    Chief Raoni of the Kayapo Tribe in Para, Brazil cries over Pres Dilma’s Belo Monte Dam Decision

    The Indigenous Native American Holocausts by colonial European regimes continue. o_O #FAIL

    Powerful Photo of the Day: Chief Raoni, of the Kayapo tribe native to the Brazilian state of Pará, weeps upon learning that Brazil’s newly elected president Dilma Vana Rousseff has authorized the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam despite hundreds of thousands of petition signatures, letters, and e-mails begging the government to reconsider. There were several reports this past week of environmental advocates being murdered in  Brazil, and photos of greatly accelerated cutting of the rain forests because of the use of newer equipment.

    "The chief Raoni cries when he learns that Brazilian president Dilma released the beginning of construction of the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte, even after tens of thousands of letters and emails addressed to her and which were ignored as the more than 600 000 signatures. That is, the death sentence of the peoples of Great Bend of the Xingu river is enacted. Belo Monte will inundate at least 400,000 hectares of forest, an area bigger than the Panama Canal, thus expelling 40,000 indigenous and local populations and destroying habitat valuable for many species - all to produce electricity at a high social, economic and environmental cost, which could easily be generated with greater investments in energy efficiency."

    Text and image from Etcetera, via Opiate of Them Asses and Reddit, which has a discussion thread on this rather complex subject.

    From Etcetera:

    [A] death sentence [for] the peoples of Great Bend of the Xingu river [has been] enacted. Belo Monte will inundate at least 400,000 hectares of forest, an area bigger than the Panama Canal, thus expelling 40,000 indigenous and local populations and destroying habitat valuable for many species – all to produce electricity at a high social, economic and environmental cost, which could easily be generated with greater investments in energy efficiency.

    To learn more and sign a last-ditch petition, go here.

    [ver2go / thanks telemonz!]

    Here’s an alternative link to the petition. Site’s in Portuguese, so here’s a link to the Google translation

    — 2 years ago with 27 notes
    #Para,  #Belo Monte  #hydroelectric dam  #Chief Raoni  #Kayapo  #Para  #Brazil  #Dilma Vana Rousseff  #Great Bend of the Xingu River 
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      I shouldn’t complain about my bad day.
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      This is unbelievable that this is happening in 2012. These are our big brothers who have so much to teach us about LIFE...
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