Help Secure Human Rights in Guatemala

Monday, December 10, 2012
For more than 20 years, communities in Guatemala have sought justice for the massacre of loved ones that took place to make way for construction of the Chixoy Dam. They need your solidarity to demand reparations from the government, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Stand With River Protectors in India

Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Teesta River in the state of Sikkim, India, has become a contested battleground between the government and local indigenous Lepcha and Bhutia communities. The government wants to build the Teesta IV Dam on the last free-flowing stretch of river. Already over 71 kms (44 miles) of the river – which flows through earthquake-prone, ecologically and geologically fragile terrain – is either in reservoirs or diverted through tunnels for hydropower generation. The Lepchas have sustained a long and peaceful protest to save their sacred river and prevent the defilement of their sacred landscape.

Protect Human Rights in the Amazon - Justice Now!

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Brazilians and our allies around the world have launched the Belo Monte: Justice Now! campaign to appeal to Brazil’s judiciary. We're calling for Brazilian judges to urgently rule upon a slew of lawsuits against the dam that are currently stalled in its courts. If the rule of law is followed, these lawsuits could paralyze construction of the Belo Monte Dam. But by manipulating the legal system to defer judgment on these lawsuits for years, Dilma’s government is denying justice to indigenous people, traditional populations, and Brazilian society as a whole, allowing Belo Monte to be built a

Support Rights of Manipur Communities Threatened with Forced Relocation

Friday, November 2, 2012
The Government of Manipur is threatening to forcefully evict and relocate the villagers of Chadong and Lamlai Khullen, in the Ukhrul District of Manipur, NE India to make way for the Mapithel Dam. Please send a letter to Indian government representatives Urging them to stop the forceful eviction and involuntary relocation of affected communities.

Take action for the rights of indigenous peoples threatened by Belo Monte!

Friday, August 24, 2012
This past June during the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had the nerve to talk about development with "growth, inclusion and protection," while at the same time doing everything in her power to push through construction of the destructive Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon. But the people have taken the case to court, and will continue to do so as many times as they need to in order to stop the Belo Monte Dam and protect the Xingu River. On the afternoon of Friday August 24, the Brazilian Attorney General's Office (AGU) representing President Rousseff filed

Protect Patagonia Now

Monday, June 4, 2012
Chilean officials granted environmental approval for the HidroAysén project in May 2011, which would build five mega-dams on two of Patagonia’s wildest rivers. Yet the project is far from a done deal. President Piñera can still renounce HidroAysén and big dam development, and instead show Chile as a world leader in creating a truly sustainable future based on democratic participation, respect for human rights, energy efficiency and non-conventional renewables like solar, wind and geothermal power. Take action – send a letter to President Piñera in solidarity with the 72% of Chileans

Keep the Salween River Free

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Twenty dams on the Salween River in China and Burma are being pushed by the governments of China, Burma and Thailand. Downstream communities oppose dam construction because they depend on the Salween to sustain their fisheries and farmlands. Write to the Ambassadors of Burma, China and Thailand in your country asking them to halt dams on the Salween and conduct a full Strategic Environmental Assessment of the entire basin.

World Bank – Invest in Truly Renewable Energy, Not Big Dams!

Friday, September 30, 2011
Tell the World Bank to invest in decentralized, sustainable energy. In today's changing climate, we need decentralized and diversified water and energy solutions that can best respond to increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. What we're getting instead is a push for more large dams.


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