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The destruction of this land will carry grave implications for the native peoples. Sign the petition imploring Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to speak for indigenous communities and prohibit the construction of the fatal Belo Monte dam.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:45 am
The Xingu River, located in the remote Brazilian Amazon, is a flourishing ecosystem many tribes of native Indians call home. The river's surrounding land has been inhabited by the tribes for thousands of years, serving as their cornerstones of survival.

But if the Brazilian government gets its way, the natives' precious land and livelihood may be wiped away by industrialization. The government wants to build a mega-dam, called the Belo Monte, on the Xingu in order to aid in the country's economic development.

Not only would the dam flood the land and deplete fish populations, construction would also bring in countless immigrants who could carry diseases to which native tribes are susceptible.


Judy C. (104)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:48 am
Signed. Thanks Beverly.

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:52 am
noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:15 am
Thank You for Signing!

Darren Woolsey (217)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:23 am
Thanks for sharing this. Noted, signed and shared.

This is their home. This place sustains them. They have more right to be there than anyone else on the planet.

Christeen Anderson (659)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:46 am

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 3:07 am
Kudos Darren~ to force the indigenous from there home in the name of "progress" is wrong for so many reasons. They are willing to give their lives to protect their home and they need help.

Ben Oscarsito (290)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 3:16 am
Already signed. Goal: 15,000 Progress: 7,270...

Ben Oscarsito (290)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 3:18 am
Amazon Watch; -Supporting Indigenous Peoples - Protecting The Amazon:

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 4:14 am
signed Bev, cheers for link Ben

Rose Becke (140)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 4:44 am
Done Bev

paul m. (93)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 5:15 am

Click everyday,,

Debbie Williamson (319)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 5:35 am
Signed and noted.

Stephanie Reap (192)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 7:08 am
done TY

June M. (136)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:27 am
Goal: 15,000 Progress: 7,269

MARINA M. (137)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:33 am

. (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:25 am

James Howie (168)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:50 pm
The more we do the better things can be and get. We need to stand together, fight as one and keep taking a stand, together we can be the change.

Andras C. (16)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:08 pm
Done, thanks

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:20 pm
I think 'we' won't be happy until we've cut down every tree and paved over every blade of grass.


h masih (50)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:34 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:42 pm
Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!
thanks Beverly

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:50 pm
Goal: 15,000 Progress: 7,276

Signed, noted, commented. Ty Beverly.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:55 pm
Why must we destroy what tiny bit of the planet we have left. I am ashamed to be of the human species.

Vicky P. (476)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 6:11 pm
signed, noted

Lea Huber (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:13 pm
Signed. Building that dam would essentially destroy these people. It would be akin to mass murder!

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:07 am

Ro H. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:55 am

S S. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:19 am
Signed, thank you.

. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:34 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing. They should be allowed to stay on their native lands.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:55 am
Already signed, TU

BA B. (62)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:56 pm
signed & noted.

Jason Flint (5)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:48 pm
signed and noted

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:51 pm
Signed & noted. Many thanks, Beverly.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:12 pm

Winn Adams (203)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:31 pm

Gail Lopez (65)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:55 pm
signed, noted, shared, thank you

Birgit W. (159)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:09 pm

Dijana D. (2)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:59 pm

. (7)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:03 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Beverly.

Rosemary Rannes (655)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:11 pm
Beverley I signed this petition awhile ago and hoped I could sign it again but this isn't allowed, so I have reposted to Twitter.
The Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon need our solidarity now more than ever. We can only hope that President Rousseff will ultimately stop this destructive project from going through. Prayers rising!

Inge Bjorkman (188)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:12 pm

Emma S. (239)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:37 am
Already signed - thanks, Beverly. Signed Ben's too.

Joy Catalan (95)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:04 am

Wendy F. (60)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:06 pm
Signed and shared.

Cindy Rhodes (106)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:11 pm
Thank you Beverly, I click here everyday!

Ann B. (148)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 5:56 am
noted and signed

Monday May 20, 2013, 12:00 pm
Already signed, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:15 pm
N & S. I've signed a number of petitions re the Bel Monte dam, costs way above estimate and Amazon Watch has this to say: No one knows the true cost of the Belo Monte Dam. What is clear is that Belo Monte will be one of the largest, most devastating infrastructure projects ever built in the Amazon. As its costs rocket above all previous estimates and the full extent of its impacts across a broad swath of the Amazon become more evident, it grows clearer than ever that Brazil doesn't need Belo Monte, and that the project will bring destruction not development to a unique region.

Melania Padilla (197)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:44 pm
Already signed

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 8:24 am
Noted and signed, thank you.

Yvonne F. (181)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 12:39 am
So signed!!! Thanks Beverly
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