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INDIA: Real 'Avatar' Tribe Deals Fatal Blow to Vedanta Mine

Environment  (tags: mining, native rights, India, world, protection, environment, ecosystems, GoodNews, green, politics )

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India's Dongria Kondh tribe has overwhelmingly rejected plans by notorious British mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills, in an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights.

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M. Beth Beauchamp (7)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 4:48 pm
Fantastic! Hopefully the government will back them up.

Natasha Salgado (672)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 4:56 pm
Congrats to these folks! Keeping my fingers crossed...thx Cal

Christeen Anderson (656)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 6:17 pm
Good job. Thank you.

Rosemary Rannes (651)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 11:34 pm
Cal I'm happy you posted this news about the Dongria Kondh tribal people whose combined community protests have stopped Vendanta Resources from desecrating their sacred lands in the Niyamgiri hills.
this taken from the article:
" Survivalís Director Stephen Corry said today, ĎVedanta has repeatedly claimed, in the face of all the evidence to the contrary, that the tribal people were in favor of this mine. The Dongria have clearly shown this to be untrue. Vedanta needs to radically change the way it does business. If the Indian government does not kill this project once and for all it will be a transparent denial of justice and human rights."
So my prayers are with these courageous indigenous peoples and I hope as I know we all do, that the Indian government will protect the Dongria's sacred lands and their human rights.


. (0)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 8:26 am
good news!

Bruno Moreira (61)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 9:08 am
noted thanks

Kathleen R. (138)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:02 pm
noted & read

Robert K. (31)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 4:12 pm
Any corporation that tries to destroy people's lives like this should be fined an amount equal to their gross worth and put out of business just for trying it. Until corporations are always subservient to the people they should not be allowed to exist, and indeed that was the original American corporate policy. It needs to be restored, not only here, but everywhere in the world.

Capitalism with very strict regulation always destroys itself and everything in its' path.

Robert K. (31)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 4:13 pm
Without, that is.

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Wednesday August 21, 2013, 5:42 pm

Keith H. (0)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 12:46 am

Inge Bjorkman (178)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 5:01 am
India You're a star!

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