3. 6. 2011

it makes me sad

Once again, the case of ignoring human rights. This time, it's the rights of indigenous people living for hundreds of years in their territories, that are going to be destroyed now. Because of one huge and monstrous "ecological" Bello Morte Dam that is going to be build. How is this ecological when the homeland of many indigenous tribes will be flooded and a lot of endemites [species living only in that certain region] will become extinct. I just really don't understand this, the humanity is still not learning from its own mistakes?
Please sign this petition if you care about these people and their homeland

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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.

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