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Indigenous Win Fight Against Massive Dam Project In Brazil

Featured image: Munduruku warriors gather at the São Manoel hydroelectric dam site. Courtesy Caio Mota/Centro Popular do Audiovisual/Forum Teles Pires via internationalrivers.org Munduruku await for government to comply with their promises or they will return to halt construction again      by Rick Kearns / Indian Country Today Media Network Indigenous activists shut down construction of a massive … Continue reading Indigenous Win Fight Against Massive Dam Project In Brazil

Brazilian Indigenous Group Occupies Amazon Dam, Halts Construction to Demand Rights

     by International Rivers and Amazon Watch / via Intercontinental Cry At dawn on Sunday, July 16th, 200 representatives of the indigenous Munduruku nation occupied the main work camp of the São Manoel hydroelectric dam on the Teles Pires River in the Brazilian Amazon, paralyzing the project. Led by Munduruku women warriors, the occupiers presented … Continue reading Brazilian Indigenous Group Occupies Amazon Dam, Halts Construction to Demand Rights

Sustainability is Destroying the Earth: The Green Economy vs. The Planet

by Kim Hill, Deep Green Resistance Australia Don’t talk to me about sustainability. You want to question my lifestyle, my impact, my ecological footprint? There is a monster standing over us, with a footprint so large it can trample a whole planet underfoot, without noticing or caring. This monster is Industrial Civilization. I refuse to … Continue reading Sustainability is Destroying the Earth: The Green Economy vs. The Planet

Ngäbe-Buglé Movement Calls on UN, International Organizations to Save Dam-Threatened Communities

Featured image: Residents of Kiad around an important boundary post for the Ngäbe people at the border of the comarca. (Photo courtesy Duiren Wagua) Este artículo está disponible en español aquí      by Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry Cultural Community of Kiad, Panama — Members of the grassroots indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé group known as The April … Continue reading Ngäbe-Buglé Movement Calls on UN, International Organizations to Save Dam-Threatened Communities

Panama Meeting on Human Rights, Environmental Issues Sows Hope, Disappointment

Featured image: The Barro Blanco Dam in the Province of Chiriqui, western Panama. The dam is complete and will begin operation within weeks, according to the government. The Ngäbe-Bugle have been opposed to the project since its inception. Photo by Camilo Mejia Giraldo      by Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry PANAMA CITY, Panama – The … Continue reading Panama Meeting on Human Rights, Environmental Issues Sows Hope, Disappointment

Panama’s Barro Blanco Dam to Begin Operation

Featured image: Ngäbe-Bugle community members canoe on the Tabasará River. By Camilo Mejia Giraldo      by Camilo Mejia Giraldo / Mongabay For nearly a decade, Panama’s Barro Blanco dam has met with strong opposition from indigenous Ngäbe communities. It has also generated violent suppression from government forces, and attracted criticism from international organizations. An agreement on the … Continue reading Panama’s Barro Blanco Dam to Begin Operation

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court Stops Hydro Project for Failing to Consult Indigenous Peoples

On November 1, 2016, the Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court provided some good news to a Terraba (Teribe) Indigenous territory when it stopped the state-run Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE by its Spanish acronym) from going forward with the Diquis hydroelectric project for failing to consult Indigenous communities who would see part of their lands flooded. ... Continue reading →

Hidro Santa Cruz leaves Guatemala

     by Real World Radio via Intercontinental Cry After eight years of struggle, communities in Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala, are celebrating a decision by Spanish company Ecoener-Hidralia to leave Guatemala and start the “process of extinction of Hidro Santa Cruz S.A.” The Dec. 29 announcement signals the end to a tragic legacy of political persecution … Continue reading Hidro Santa Cruz leaves Guatemala

Panamanian Police Assault Indigenous Dam Protesters

Featured Image: Police clashes. Credit: Frenadeso By Richard Arghiris / Intercontinental Cry Panama’s national police left approximately 20 indigenous Ngäbe protesters injured last week in what one medic described as an “absurd and irresponsible act.” The protesters, all residents of Gualaquita, mobilized against the Barro Blanco hydro dam after the project’s owner and operator, Honduran-based Generadora … Continue reading Panamanian Police Assault Indigenous Dam Protesters

Panama President Destroys Indigenous Communities and Claims “Success”

Featured image: Floodwaters from the Barro Blanco dam have submerged communities and forests. Photo: Chiriquí Natural By Richard Arghiris / Intercontinental Cry Indigenous Ngäbe communities living on the banks of the Tabasará River in western Panama are scrambling for their lives as flood water from the Barro Blanco hydroelectric reservoir inundates their houses, schools, farms and … Continue reading Panama President Destroys Indigenous Communities and Claims “Success”