Tell the new president of Bolivia, Dilma, to put a halt in building a dam.
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Dilma, President of Brazil

Tell the new president of Bolivia, Dilma, to put a halt in building a dam.

    1. Jerry Giesler
    2. Petition by

      Jerry Giesler

      Cumby, TX

"While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, "The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact."
What moves me in my very bowels , making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect the differences . . .

But we know that a picture is worth a thousand words, showing the reality of the true price of our bourgeois "quality of life".

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 10 signatures
    2. This is getting VERY disappointing

      Jerry Giesler
      Petition Organizer

      Since there are insufficient supporters willing to sign the petitions, I am asking everyone of you, ONE MORE TIME, to spread the words and feel how the native Indian tribes will go through with their home being washed away if the dam was built. Stop this nonsense and show opposition against Dilma Rousseff's approval of the Belo Monte Dam.

    3. Reached 5 signatures
    4. This is disappointing.

      Jerry Giesler
      Petition Organizer

      This is getting disappointing. None of you can sign the petition telling Dilma Rousseff to stop building a dam on the Amazon River of Brazil. Think about the life of the native Indian tribes that are living by the river. They will drown and will lose their traditions and, worse, their lives. Please mobilize and spread the word to get everyone to sign the petition.

    5. Need more signatures

      Jerry Giesler
      Petition Organizer

      Please spread the word and recruit people to sign the petitions. So far, I have only 2 signatures since this Tuesday.

    6. Mobilize and spread the word to family and friends.

      Jerry Giesler
      Petition Organizer

      Since the 3rd largest hydroelectric dam will be built at the Amazon River, more than 40,000 Indians will be at risk for drowning, because they live close to the river. Mobilize and help spread the word to sign the petition telling Dilma, president of Brazil, to stop building the dam and endangering the lives of Indian Tribes.

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    Reasons for signing

    • cate gasses SAN FRAN, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Pres' of Brazil . . . stop looking into the past . . . hydro power is obsolete . . . Zero Emissions Zero Reliance is the future . . . Brazil is the world Leader in Bio Diesel, Lead in Clean energy too . . .

      Support ; San Fran to Oahu . . . we will prove it to you and the world . . . no need to destroy the Great history of Brazil

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    • Jon Spinac NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      "While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, "The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact."

      What moves me in my very bowels , making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect the differences . . .

      But we know that a picture is worth a thousand words, showing the reality of the true price of our bourgeois "quality of life".

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Veronica Medina COLLEYVILLE, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it is cruel to take away an entire civilization because of greed

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