Posts Tagged ‘ Dam ’

Panama: Indigenous Voices Ignored in Financing Dam Project

Panama: Indigenous Voices Ignored in Financing Dam Project

by Kwame Buist / from Upside Down World (IPS) — Indigenous people who would be directly affected by the impact of a hydroelectric project in Panama were not consulted despite national and international human rights obligations to obtain their free, prior and informed consent, according to a just-released report. Acting on behalf of communities...
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Brazilian Firm’s Mega-Dam Plans in Peru Spark Major Social Conflict

Brazilian Firm’s Mega-Dam Plans in Peru Spark Major Social Conflict

by David Hill / Mongabay A mural in the town of Celendín opposing the proposed Conga mine. Many people believe dams like Chadín 2 and Rio Grande 1 and 2 are intended to supply electricity to mines such as Conga. Photo credit: David Hill “I don’t want to sell my land because I’ve lived...
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Honduras: Indigenous Communities Resist Dams in the Face of Threats and Violence

Honduras: Indigenous Communities Resist Dams in the Face of Threats and Violence

by Brigitte Gynther / Upside Down World Members of a Lenca indigenous community protest against the planned construction of a dam in Honduras. (Photo: Edgard Garrido) On the evening Jan. 27, a bus of Indigenous Lenca community leaders returning from Rio Blanco, Honduras, the site of an almost two-year Lenca blockade and struggle against...
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Get the EF! Direct Action Manual into the Hands of Activists

Now over half way into our fundraising campaign, we have truly been inspired by the positive response from individuals and activist communities around the globe who have given their support to this project.
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Earth First! Direct Action Manual Is Ready for Print

Earth First! Direct Action Manual Is Ready for Print

We are now in a three-week fundraising campaign to ensure that this critical book gets out to people who can use it.
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Indigenous Peoples Renew Occupation of Belo Monte Dam

22. September 2013
Indigenous Peoples Renew Occupation of Belo Monte Dam

Some 150 indigenous people affected by the construction of the Belo Monte dam complex in the Brazilian Amazon occupied one of the project's principle work camps yesterday, halting construction activities on a section of the world's third largest dam. Members of the local Parakanã and Juruna indigenous communities blocked a main access road to...
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Update From the Amazon: No Consultation, No Construction!

Update From the Amazon: No Consultation, No Construction!

Posted from International Rivers Indigenous protesters are once again occupying the construction site of the Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon to shed light on how hydroelectric mega-dams cause serious environmental and social impacts and destroy the way of life of the region’s peoples and traditional communities. For example, the construction of Belo...
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Indigenous Peoples Stop Dam Construction With New Occupation at Belo Monte Site

Indigenous Peoples Stop Dam Construction With New Occupation at Belo Monte Site

Cross Posted from Amazon Watch: Altamira, Brazil – Some 200 indigenous people affected by the construction of large hydroelectric dams in the Amazon launched an occupation today on one of the main construction sites of the Belo Monte dam complex on the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon. The group demands that the Brazilian...
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Xayaburi Dam protesters in Phuket maintain threat of closing Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge

3. Mai 2012
Xayaburi Dam protesters in Phuket maintain threat of closing Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge

Residents of eight Thai provinces along the Mekong River traveled to Phuket to protest construction of the Xayaburi Dam in Laos during a three-day meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) that ends today in Phuket. The protesters gathered on Tuesda...
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Ngäbes protest hydroelectric dam

24. März 2012
Ngäbes protest hydroelectric dam

“It was not nice work, but given the pattern of the country’s development, it had to be done.” – John Steinbeck, East of Eden After an early February victory against proposed mining projects, the indigenous Ngäbes (pronounced naw-bey) ...
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Malaysian Indigenous Communities Demand Referendum on Mega-Dams

20. Februar 2012
Malaysian Indigenous Communities Demand Referendum on Mega-Dams

cross posted from Environment News Service. MIRI, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 19, 2012 (ENS) - Malaysian communities are asking the government to stop all 12 planned mega-dam projects in the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo and to hold a refere...
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Aung San Suu Kyi backs Burma dam protesters

11. August 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi backs Burma dam protesters

Burma pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has joined forces with environmentalists and minority groups with an appeal for a rethink of a large dam project. Suu Kyi urged the Myanmar and Chinese governments to re-examine the project on the Irrawaddy R...
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