A picture that is true worth a thousand words. perhaps a million.
Copied from FB via John Knauss
THIS IMAGE SHOULD BE SEEN BY THE WHOLE WORLD
While magazines and TV chains report about the lives and love affairs of movie actors and actresses, football players and other celebrities, the Chief of the Kayapo tribe heard the worst news of his entire life:
Mrs. Dilma, the president of Brazil, has given her approval for the construction of an enormous hydroelectric central (the world’s third largest one).
This means the death sentence for ALL the tribes living at the shores of the river because the barrage will flood more or less 988,421 acres of the forest. More than 40 000 natives will have to find other living surroundings where they will be able to survive. The destruction of the natural habitat, the deforestation and the disappearance of several species of plants and animals will be a fait accompli.
We know that a simple image is the equivalent of a thousand words, it shows the price to be paid for the “quality of life” of our so-called “modern comforts.” There is no space in the world anymore for those who live differently. Everything has to be smoothed away, that everyone, in the name of globalization must lose his and her identity and way of living.
If this enrages you, I urge and implore you to "SHARE" this message to all your friends, relatives and acquaintances.
Go to http://amazonwatch.org/take-action/stop-the-belo-monte-monster-dam to petition this madness to end. In the name of all that is good, decent, and worthy stop the destruction of a tribal people's peaceful lifestyle along with nearly 1 million trees.
Update: it is worth mentioning this chief hasn't given up the fight for his tribe's right to exist peacefully on their ancestral land. Let's help him save it.