Amazon Watch – Action Against the Belo Monte Dam
Last week, Amazon Watch, a Kindle Project partner, released the video below as a part of their campaign to stop the construction of the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil. Dam projects like these have devastated many communities of people including those that lived along the Yangtze river in China, and along the Narmada valley in India. The potential for devastation is enormous.
“If construction on the Belo Monte Dam begins, it will pave the way for the irreversible destruction of the Xingu River and its people, including 18 indigenous groups such as the Juruna, Arara, Xikrin, Kayapó, Xipaya, Kuruaia, Asurini, and Parakanã. It will also pave the way for the construction of at least 60 more dams that are planned in the Brazilian Amazon alone.” (Source: Amazon Watch Newsletter – amazonwatch.org)