Posts Tagged ‘ Dam ’

Get the EF! Direct Action Manual into the Hands of Activists

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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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Dam Construction Is Set to Destroy the ‘Mother of all Rivers’

18. April 2011
Dam Construction Is Set to Destroy the ‘Mother of all Rivers’

Cross posted from Alternet.org A series of dams proposed along the Mekong River threaten 41 fish species with extinction and puts the livelihoods of nearly half a million people at risk. The Mekong River is facing its greatest threat ever. Next week, t...
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New Tree Sit in Arcadia

13. Januar 2011
New Tree Sit in Arcadia

With the sounds of bulldozers echoing beneath him, veteran tree sitter John Quigley perched in a century-old oak Wednesday, saying he won’t come down until public works officials stop felling scores of trees as part of a dam improvement project. ...
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Turkish Protesters Halt Hydroelectric Dam

3. Januar 2011
Turkish Protesters Halt Hydroelectric Dam

Construction on a hydroelectric power plant in Turkey’s Black Sea region was temporarily halted a few hour’s shy of the new year following a nearly month-long protest by area residents. Click here for more.
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