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Rouge et Blanc, ou le Fil d'Ariane d'un voyageur naturaliste

Images de la folie humaine

1 Juin 2012 , Rédigé par Béthune Publié dans #Pérou

Au début de l'hiver 1959, les pluies torrentielles vinrent remplir pour la première fois le nouveau barrage de Malpasset, en amont de Fréjus, dans le sud de la France. Lorsque celui-ci cèda soudainement, le 2 décembre 1959 à 21h13, près de 50 millions de mètres cubes d'eau déferlèrent, ravageant campagnes et villages jusqu'à la mer. C'est la plus grande catastrophe de ce genre qui ait jamais touché la France (document INA)
Projet de barrage Belo Monte (Brésil)
Les courageux et  justement indignés de Lyon
Plus d'informations: link

Shooting stills and video, Patrick and Sue Cunningham spent six months travelling the length of the Xingu River, in central Brazil. They visited 48 tribal villages, and met people from 17 ethnic groups.
The 2009 Peruvian political crisis resulted from the ongoing opposition to oil development in the Peruvian Amazon, with localNative Americans opposing Petroperú and the National Police. At the forefront of the movement to resist the development was AIDESEP, the coalition of indigenous community organizations.[1]
The crisis involved over one year of declared opposition and advocacy, and 65 straight days of civil disobedience. In June 2009, the Garcia government suspended civil liberties, declared a state of emergency, and sent in the military to stop the protests.[2] The military intervention resulted in two days of bloody confrontations,[1] in which, according to first reports, at least 22 soldiers (7 by spears), and least 30 indigenous people (including 3 children) were killed.[3]
This conflict has been described as Peru‘s worst political violence in years and is the worst crisis of President Alan García‘s presidency.[4][5] Prime Minister Yehude Simon was forced to resign his post in the aftermath, and Congress repealed the laws that led to the protests.
Source: link
Peru is in the midst of an unprecedented resource "rush" – 72% of the jungle has been zoned for oil development alone. And according to recent studies, in just 10 years nearly half the Peruvian rainforest–one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth–may be past the point of no return if current rates of deforestation continue. In The Real Avatar, David Suzuki sets off for the Amazon to investigate the effect this rush is having on the native peoples who call this land their home: link
             Real Avatar: The nature of things. By David Suzuki: link

Mine, narrated by Joanna Lumley, tells the story of the remote Dongria Kondh tribe's struggle to protect Niyamgiri, the mountain they worship as a God. London-based mining company Vedanta Resources plans a vast open-pit bauxite mine in India's Niyamgiri hills, and the Dongria Kondh know that means the destruction of their forests, their way of life, and their mountain God..


Depuis, Le projet de mine d'aluminium a éte abandonné. Grace a la résistance des Dongria Kondh, la montagne sacrée Niyamgiri,source de vie pour eux, n'a pas éte détruite:

"A tribe in India has won a stunning victory over one of the world’s biggest mining companies. In an extraordinary move, India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has blocked Vedanta Resources’ controversial plan to mine bauxite on the sacred hills of the Dongria Kondh tribe.

Mr Ramesh said Vedanta has shown a ’shocking’ and ‘blatant disregard for the rights of the tribal groups’. The Minister has also questioned the legality of the massive refinery Vedanta has already built below the hills.

The news is a crushing defeat for Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal , Vedanta’s majority owner and founder." Source: Survivalinternational.org link


Dernières nouvelles de Fukushima: il faut s'attendre au pire: link 

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