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Indigenous Ecuadorian Village Battles Oil Giant and Army


Environment  (tags: PetroAmazonas Oil Co., Ecuadorean army backs swindle, prospecting, Kichwa village, Napo River, indigenous people, resistance to prospecting, rainforest, high biodiversity, Amazon Watch, Guardian video )

Judy
- 594 days ago - commondreams.org
An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian rainforest says they "will die fighting to protect the rainforest" after they say they were swindled by an oil company into signing away rights to 70,000 hectares of one of the most biodiverse areas in the world.



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John Farnham (53)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:31 pm
The Truth about the Iran Contra Affair
The profits made from the first dummy corporation selling to the second was filtered through the CIA and given to the Contras. The Contras were another political Military organization train by the School of Americas, to stamp out land reform in Central America, violently.
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Ro H. (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:48 am
noted
 

Christeen Anderson (473)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:33 am
Good for them. I support them in their efforts. Thank you.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:32 am
Vandana Shiva, seen in the video, is a brilliant woman and I would ask for one to listen to her words closely.

An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian rainforest says they "will die fighting to protect the rainforest" after they say they were swindled by an oil company into signing away rights to 70,000 hectares of one of the most biodiverse areas in the world.

This is how it happened with the First Nations and American Indian, swindled one way or another to either sign the rights away and many did die to protect the lands. We will all have to realize soon, that we are all facing this same situation, that we may have to "die" to save our place upon Turtle Island. Otherwise we will die anyways from the killing of our means to live and thrive.

Right now the ice sheets melt over the water opening routes that ships had never traveled over before, but water in the form of ice to water does not rise the sea levels, no more than when you have ice in the glass and it melts it's the same displacement. However, the real worry is the ice melting over land at the polar extremes, and this is happening too. When all the water is too polluted to drink, too costly to clean as drinkable it will be then too late to stand up and die fighting to save ourselves.

We must do it now, and people still don't even vote in the people who promise that they will vote green, work green, and impliment a green economy. So if you do not take those steps to vote in the people who will lead in this, then you will be faced as many have done in the past, you will have to lay your lives down to save your own selves and children. This is where some people are today, don't allow yourselves to get to that point, you can still use the pen.
 

Roxy H. (340)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 2:42 pm
the whole forest down there is going under the plow...this is against mother earth ..not to mention human rights and what its going to cost humanity
 
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