The Kayapo' tribe in Brazil have been fighting an ongoing battle to save their home in the tropical rain forests that surround the tributaries of the Xingu river. They are fighting one of the most defining battles of major environmental consequences of our time. This is because the president of Brazil, Dilma Vana Rousseff, has authorized the construction of a massive dam, the Bela Monte, that will flood their homeland . Recently construction crews and bulldozers have already arrived on the banks of the Xingu River ready to begin clearing the area to build the dam.

Despite many requests to stop, petitions being signed, and offering green energy alternatives, President Dilma Rousseff has so far refused to listen. But how long will she be able to ignore the growing chorus of indigenous people, scientists, and even the ex-head of Brazil's Electric Energy Agency urging Brazil to opt for alternatives to the Belo Monte Dam?

On Saturday, August 20th, tens of thousands of people will be taking to the streets in 22 cities in Brazil in protest the building of this dam. These protests will sweep across the country of Brazil. Then on Monday, August 22nd, solidarity actions are being organized in 18 cities worldwide. These cities are in 14 countries on 5 continents. Some of the major cities participating are San Francisco, Washington D.C., London, Paris and many more.

Please watch the video below to get an idea of why these protests are taking place. If you are in any of the cities mentioned you might consider participating in the events. The stakes are very high, not only for the Kayapo' tribe's fight for their homeland but also for the environmental health of our planet. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all those who are fighting this major battle.

Responses to "Worldwide protests against Dam construction in Brazil, August 20th & the 22nd."

  1. Anonymous says:

    This dam project will kill the Amazon and the way of life for all of its people. It's time for corporate greed to stop!

  2. This project all people know about the Dam information.Stop the all process in Amazon place.

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