Xingu be dammed

It’s not over yet for thousands of indigenous people of the Brazilian Amazon and thousands of acres of rainforest. One more document needs to be signed before plans can proceed to build the world’s third largest dam.

The David and Goliath battle between indigenous people/environmentalists and big corporate/government interests has been going on for thirty years. The Washington Post, and many other mainstream media covered the step toward approval of the dam project.

In the photo below, James Cameron, the director of the film Avatar, is joined by activists at a rally to stop Belo Monte Dam.

James Cameron
James Cameron joined by activists at a rally to stop Belo Monte Dam. Flickr/International Rivers.

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