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#StopBeloMonte Day 11: Parakana Leaders Join the Belo Monte Occupation from @asoltani on the ground.

Day 11: Parakana Leaders Join the Belo Monte Occupation July 1, 2012 | Atossa Soltani Take Action Now! Support the indigenous peoples of the Xingu and social movement leaders in the fight for the right to a healthy environment! TAKE ACTION Sunday, the 11th day of occupation of the Belo Monte Pimental dam site, was a special day marked by the arrival of nearly 30 Parakana leaders who are a full day of boat travel upriver to get here. In all, 17 indigenous villages from six different ethnicities are currently represented at the occupation. They are demanding that construction of the Belo Monte dam be stopped until Norte Energia and the government can adequately mitigate the disastrous impacts of the dam on local indigenous communities. The indigenous occupiers spent the day bathing in the Xingu, meeting and planning and ended the day with each group performing their traditio...

Full article: http://amazonwatch.org/news/2012/0701a-day-11-parakana-le...

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