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Brazil Begins Preliminary Damming of Xingu River as Protests Continue

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, Belo Monte Dam, world, protection, destruction, habitatdestruction, habitat, wildlife )

- 2436 days ago -
Damming of the Xingu River has begun in Brazil to make way for the eventual construction of the hugely controversial, Belo Monte dam.


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Roseann d (178)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 4:25 pm
Proof that humans aren't the brightest bulbs on the planet.

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:32 am
No right to consultation about something that will kill their lifestyle and the land? 16,000 or more people displaced. Flora and Fauna displaced or destroyed. And for what? The Amazon basin is being attacked on all sides. It is the last great river system in the world that feeds pristine reinforest. And for what --- GREED!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 6:45 am
knowledge is not power its empowering lets be empowered
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

. (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:55 am
Noted, thank you.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 9:12 am

Holly Lawrence (430)
Friday January 20, 2012, 11:34 am
These people have absolutely no regard for wata they are destroying .. greedgreedgreed!

Kari Knabe (14)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:42 pm
Thanks for the info - even though it is very discouraging, still need to know!

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:24 pm
Noted & thanks Cal. Depressing, discouraging, destructive are we humans in our apparent quests for the Death of life on this planet. Disguised as quests for life. Humans come first, we Demand, and that will be our death sentence.

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:28 pm
Thank you Cal for posting this, even though it is heart breaking. I guess all we did was hold up starting time. Can't believe they are going ahead with the dam, even though it will use only 30% for some months of the year, and maybe as many as 40,000 people may be displaced.
I thought Brazil had a pretty good track record, but realize the reality of the situation is it won't stop once started.

Pier Luca F (18)
Friday January 20, 2012, 3:08 pm
Noted thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 5:16 pm
Humans don't seem to understand they are killing themselves everyday.


Roxann Shadrick (15)
Friday January 20, 2012, 5:48 pm
Noted and I totally agree Lynn.S the Brazilian Government just doesn't give a care about anyone or anything but themselves and MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!!

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday January 20, 2012, 6:14 pm
Placed on Facebook. Truly sad that the Brazilian government is doing this.

Gary C (5)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:28 pm
Noted Thankyou....

Terri Hughes (416)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:42 pm
Brazil SHOULD NOT be building a dam. This is taking water away from the people that need it to survive. DO NOT BUILD THIS DAM. You are only hurting people not helping them!!!!!!!!!!

Sonny Honrado (5)
Friday January 20, 2012, 8:35 pm
Noted! Who can stop them?

David E (1)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 3:58 am
Noted with great sadness

Patricia L (45)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 6:55 am
This dam will not only displace the indigenous people of Brazil, it will effectively be the beginning of wiping them out of existence. White Brazil knows this as surely as the Australians knew what they were doing when they tried to eradicate the Aboriginal people; the United States pushed the original Americans, the Indian Nations, to dry, waterless land after they killed all the buffalo for sport and took away their culture and language; New Zealand did the same thing, and on and on ad nauseum. This is more than building a dam; it is the damning of a country and its people. The entire world should condemn this, but we seem to have learned nothing from the hideous mistakes of our ancestors. People laugh at the Hawaiians who want to take back their land and form a sovereign state/kingdom. We owe and owe to the original, indigenous people of this world, but our short memories are replaced with greed. It will end when the world ends, and not before. I may sound grim and negative, but I've lived long enough to see the sad effects of the haoles in Hawaii and other desecrations of native people.

Helle H (21)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 10:52 pm
I really hope something can stop this.
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