The chief Raoni cries when he learns that Brazilian President Dilma [Rousseff] released the beginning of construction of the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte, even after tens of thousands of letters and emails addressed to her and which were ignored as the more than 600 000 signatures. That is, the death sentence of the peoples of Great Bend of the Xingu river is enacted. Belo Monte will inundate at least 400,000 hectares of forest, an area bigger than the Panama Canal, thus expelling 40,000 indigenous and local populations and destroying habitat valuable for many species - all to produce electricity at a high social, economic and environmental cost, which could easily be generated with greater investments in energy efficiency.
Please if you are reading this take 30 seconds of your time to reblog or at least read this. Even if it doesn’t match the “theme” of your blog or if you think it does not affect you. LOOK at that man crying. He is you
SO FUCKED UP
This is so awful.
have some empathy and read this
I fucking hate my country sometimes. Hate it.
This is heartbreaking. Ugh, I hate this world sometimes.
Of fucking course. After all, only “primitive” “Indians” live there, and they can just go live in some other part of the (ever-shrinking, via both technically-legal development like this bullshit and illegal-but-rarely-interfered-with logging) rainforest, right? It’s not like they actually own their own ancestral lands or anything. Clearly their inefficient use of the natural resources (obviously inefficient, since most of the resources are still there) proves that people in distant cities deserve to benefit from that land more than they do. Really, it’s best for these “backward” “natives” to be removed from the rainforest and “integrated” into “normal” Brazilian “society” — it’s for their own good!
Apparently Brazil’s government missed the memo about this being the 21st century, and they think it’s still the 1940s?
Shame on you, President Dilma Rousseff.
May your home never again be free of leaking roofs, plumbing failures, floods or mudslides.
May all that is precious to you be stolen, desecrated and destroyed.
May you live to be held accountable for your crimes against humanity and suffer the judicial punishments you have earned.
Hm. I think I’ll actually send a snail-mail letter to that effect, too… is anyone reading this fluent enough to translate that execration into Brazilian Portuguese for me?
I have nothing to add to my better half’s words.
The Adamantine Lure
All the schway things
which while away my time,
and then some.