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40,000 Indigenous and Local People Displaced, 400,000 Acres of Rainforest to Be DESTROYED Unless We Speak Up!


Environment  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Sustainabililty, indigenous, dam, brazil, ecosystems, endangered, destruction, habitat, humans )

Steve
- 2493 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
Belo Monte would be a project bigger than the Panama Canal, flooding at least 400,000 acres of rainforest, displacing 40,000 indigenous and local people, and destroying the priceless habitats of countless unique species



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Bette M (91)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 6:24 pm
Signed & noted.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011.....................
 

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 6:52 pm
signed and noted, thanks for the post
 

Pat B (357)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 7:17 pm
Thank you for this. Signed.
 

. (0)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 8:55 pm
already signed. thanks for promoting!
 

Philippa P (154)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 9:30 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 9:37 pm
Noted, signed added to fb & twitters
Thank you Notsilent and Robert for the forward
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 9:38 pm
Thank you Charles for the forward
I'm having a blonde day Charles please forgive me
 

Judy C (97)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 9:44 pm
Signed. This is a potential disaster, and let's hope it is stopped! Thanks, NS.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:56 am
As member of AVAAZ I gladly signed and shared to save these 400,000 acres of rainforest !
 

Robert B (10)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:34 pm
Signed/Noted!
 

Ben O (180)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:38 pm
"...According to our records you have already taken action on this campaign..."
 

Helena K (57)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:53 pm
signed noted thank you
 

suzzette Easton (3)
Friday January 21, 2011, 12:54 pm
shared and signed
 

Norm C (74)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:30 pm
This is unnecessary and will irreparably damage the lives and cultures of indigenous peoples.

Signed.
 

Douglas K (134)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:46 pm
Each building ought provide its own power in a sustainable permaculture way. Go off-grid. No more playing Tesla for Joules. Alternatively, use solar wind, natural river currents and other renewable energy to generate grid electric power. Learn from previous hydroelectric power mistakes that these may cause huge environmental damage what with water diversion. The southwest of U.S. is so dried up from water diversion and green revolution monoculture in the mid 1900s so as to not support plantlife according to leading environmental and permaculture documentaries.
 

Monica D (580)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:51 pm
I have signed several petitions to stop this dam. It is important to save rainforests, and the rights of indigenous people.
 

. (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:42 pm
Dilma is political, and now it looks like environmental trouble. There is no queation this dam should not be constructed - it remains to be seen what kind of a leader this person is. Will she sell out, or do the ethical right thing...
 

Steve Howard (45)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 3:08 am
Thanks everyone, and please stay on top of this, as everyone knows they often make it seems as if a project is stalling or stopping and then start back up.

Peace

 

Sharon O'Flaherty (163)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 8:58 am
They strip you of your land, your soul and your rights. I would say something else but it wouldn't be allowed!
Dear God please help these beautiful people, people that offer (many ignorant and most who just don't understand/know what is happening!) to teach us so much of peace, love and natural nature of flow in all being.

People must fight back..this cannot be allowed for the greed of Man, they have no right..we are all the same. I hope everyone shares this. Signed/noted/shared
 

chris b (2474)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 7:47 am
That's OK Sharon we know what you mean! Noted and signed
 

Thomas C (116)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 7:48 am
Signed noted and shared
 

patricia lasek (317)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 7:56 am
According to our records you have already taken action on this campaign.
 

Cecilia Bowerman (183)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 3:46 pm
Noted and signed!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 9:51 pm
Signed and noted, thanks
 

Ginnie D (35)
Monday January 24, 2011, 5:21 am
Signed and forwarded to friends. Thanks!
 

Simon Validzic (244)
Monday March 7, 2011, 9:05 pm
"Signed" even though I am unpleasantly surprised that I have not done so previously.

Hydro-power plants that involve large dams are not an ecologically acceptable energy source; neither are bio-fuels. Both cause harm and death to forests, native species and indigenous people. The reasons against fossil fuels are well known. Wind turbines can kill birds. The most acceptable form of energy that I can think of is solar (both thermal and photovoltaic). They need to be on rooftops - not just on individual houses but on apartment blocks, commercial buildings, public buildings and so on. This avoids the use of land for solar "farms". Indigenous people, animals, forests and natural areas have suffered more than enough and there is no need for "development" to spread into new areas. Governments should not be offering incentives for people to have children (and causing population growth), nor should they be supporting animal farming (since it uses large areas of land).
 
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