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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”

Jaluar Mega Dam in the Philippines Threatens to Displace Indigenous Peoples

Featured image: International Solidarity Mission delegates listen to testimonies by Tumandok men and women in Barangay Agcalaga, Calinog. Photo Credits: Jalaur River for the People Movement. By Karlo Mikhail Mongaya, GlobalVoices The Tumandok (Panay-Bukidnon) indigenous peoples of the central Philippine Island of Panay are facing the real possibility of being forced from their homes due to the construction of … Continue reading Jaluar Mega Dam in the Philippines Threatens to Displace Indigenous Peoples

“Stop Brazil’s Genocide”: Brazil blocks dangerous dam

Featured image: On the eve of the Rio Olympics, Brazil has blocked a dam which would have destroyed forest of the Munduruku tribe © Maíra Irigaray/Amazon Watch By Survival International As the Rio Olympics kick off, Brazil has blocked the construction of a controversial dam in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The São Luiz dam, … Continue reading “Stop Brazil’s Genocide”: Brazil blocks dangerous dam

Hoopa Valley Tribe: San Luis Settlement Agreement will “Condemn Tribe to Poverty”

By Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to implement the controversial San Luis Settlement Agreement, saying the agreement would “forever condemn the Tribe to poverty.” The Tribe filed its complaint prior to a hearing on … Continue reading Hoopa Valley Tribe: San Luis Settlement Agreement will “Condemn Tribe to Poverty”

Ngäbe Communities Facing Evictions Call For International Solidarity

Featured image: The Barro Blanco Dam will have a disastrous effect on Ngäbe communities inside the Comarca Ngäbe-Bugle and campesino communities also living on the banks of the river. Photo Oscar Sogandares By Jennifer Kennedy/ Intercontinental Cry Ngäbe communities in western Panama are calling for support from the international community after officials from the Honduran-owned energy … Continue reading Ngäbe Communities Facing Evictions Call For International Solidarity

Four Dams Coming Down on the Klamath River!

By Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday to tear down four hydroelectric dams. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who signed agreements with the governors of both … Continue reading Four Dams Coming Down on the Klamath River!

Salini Engineering reported to OECD over Ethiopia/Kenya dam disaster

By Survival International Survival International has reported Italian engineering giant Salini to the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) over its construction of a controversial dam which is set to destroy the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people in Ethiopia and Kenya. The dam has cut off the Omo river’s regular flooding, which … Continue reading Salini Engineering reported to OECD over Ethiopia/Kenya dam disaster

Brazilian court suspends license for Belo Monte dam

By Glenn Scherer, Mongabay Featured image: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visits the construction site of the Belo Monte Dam, 2014. Photo by Ichiro Guerra/Sala de Imprensa licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic license The gigantic Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, located on the Xingu River in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, stood just weeks away … Continue reading Brazilian court suspends license for Belo Monte dam

Brazil’s government charged with ethnocide over Belo Monte Dam

By Sue Branford / Mongabay Featured image courtesy of Wikipedia under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 Brazil’s Federal Public Ministry (MPF) has found the Brazilian federal government and the Norte Energia company guilty of ethnocide for the social and cultural destruction wrought on seven indigenous groups during the Belo Monte dam’s construction. The … Continue reading Brazil’s government charged with ethnocide over Belo Monte Dam