03 May '13, 8pm

A United Cry Against Dams in the Amazon via @AmazonWatch

A United Cry Against Dams in the Amazon May 3, 2013 | Maíra Irigaray Notes from the Amazon Watch Brazil field team, currently in Altamira. Follow their journey directly here. Justice Now! Join the worldwide chorus calling for justice by urging Brazil's Supreme Court to rule on lawsuits against the Belo Monte Dam! SIGN THE PETITION Yesterday Brazil and the world witnessed a historic moment of unity and struggle for the Amazon and its people. Some 200 indigenous peoples, riverine communities and fishermen joined at the Pimental construction site of the Belo Monte dam where they continue to occupy the area . They did not come to hold discussions with the construction consortium; they want their agenda to he heard by the Brazilian Federal Government. The group's demands are straightforward: To clearly define the regulation of prior and informed consultation of indigenous peopl...

Full article: http://amazonwatch.org/news/2013/0503-a-united-cry-agains...

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