ALL of us should be outraged at this!
If you were in their place, how would you feel? Think it can’t happen to you? Wouldn’t you want someone to help you? What can you do? Send emails to the U.N.? To the Brazilian government? Can you raise some public awareness in an effort to stop this? How about just forwarding this post to your friends?
… or is it none of your business?
This was posted in facebook yesterday and it immediately made me angry: angry because someone will actually force another to leave their ancestral home, kill all sorts of vegetation – some of which is probably rare – and all sorts of animals… just for more electricity? It’s time for General Electric to release Nicola Tesla‘s inventions and stop killing and destroying.
Below is translated from the info that came with the picture: This picture should circulate throughout the world! The evacuation of the Kayapo tribe - a tribe of the Amazon region of Mato Grosso in Brazil - has begun ... The construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam has been approved ... despite numerous protests and more than 600,000 signatures collected. Therefore, the death penalty was given to the people of the great bend of the Xingu River. Belo Monte, a total of 400,000 hectares of forest will be flooded, an area that is larger than the Panama Canal. 40,000 people from indigenous and local communities ... the habitat of many animal and plant species will be destroyed. All in order for electricity production to be made easier, more efficient and profitable, produced primarily by investors. I know this does not happen to our country .... Some will say: What is Brazil? As if we don't have our own problems ...But I am of this opinion! The inherent despair in this image, that they face ... got me thinking ...: "The history of the Kayapo tribe must go through the world and perhaps cause us to rethink. Far from the relentless march of capitalist society ... to responsible ..." If you have a heart. Click "Share". by Alan Auil
- Belo Monte, An Announcement of War (intercontinentalcry.org)
- Amazonian communities occupy Belo Monte dam site (climateandcapitalism.com)
- 60 dams in Brazil’s Amazon? Controversy spills over into ‘Earth … – msnbc.com (worldnews.msnbc.msn.com)
- Destruction in the Amazon: Belo Monte Dam update (greenfudge.org)
- Amazonian Communities Occupy The Belo Monte Dam Site To Free The Xingu River (icrindia.wordpress.com)
- PhotoEssay: Ruin and resistance on the Xingu River (understory.ran.org)