Dams

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Milton-Born-with-a-Tooth: Connexipedia article
Article
Milton Born-With-A-Tooth is a Peigan-Blackfoot political activist.
Borneo's Killer Dams: Mega-Dams in Sarawak Threaten Indigenous Tribes with Ethnocide
Stephenson, Amanda
Article
2014
Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to thousands of endemic species, forty indigenous groups, and one of the largest transboundary rainforests remaining in the world. The state is also suffering from one of th...
Cambodia: indigenous protests repel dam builders - so far: We don't need any compensation because we are staying here on the lands of our ancestors. Our children will never forgive us if we move.
Harbinson, Rob
Article
2014
Since the 1980s Cambodia has lost 84% of its primary forests, and the remote Cardamom mountains are the country's last great natural treasure. Just the place for grandiose dam projects? 'No way!" say ...
Civil Society in Question
Swift, Jamie
Book
1999
Civil Society ranks as flavour of the month among community volunteers, academics and policy makers. Many view it as a key concept in the struggle against poverty and for social justice and democracy....
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The Cost of Living
Roy, Arundhati
Book
1999
Roy takes on two of the great illusions of India's progress: the massive dam projects that have displaced millions, and the development of India's nuclear weapons. Roy peels away the mask of democracy...
Dam the Rivers, Damn the People: Development and Resistance in Amazonian Brazil
Cummings, Barbara J.
Book
1990
Cummings describes Amazonia as a colony whose resources are exploited by and 'exported' to the country's industrial south. As a result of the encroachment on their rainforest land, the peoples of Amaz...
Damming Magdalena: Emgesa Threatens Colombian Communities
Luna, Jonathan
Article
2009
Local people protest a project that attacks the region's biodiversity and communities.
Defending the Oldman River: A conversation with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth
Audio
1991
An interview with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth about the struggle to defend the Oldman River in Alberta.
Do or Die: The people versus development in the Narmada Valley: New Internationalist July 2001 - #336
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look at the case the Supreme Court of India against The People regarding the Narmada Dam.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
From Ecological Disaster to Constitutional Crisis: The Long Struggle Over the Xingú Dams Comes to a Climax at Belo Monte
Turner, Terence
Article
2010
The master plan for damming the Amazon river system, which includes Belo Monte and the Xingú dams, was originally created in the 1970s by the military dictatorship then in power. It essentially treats...
The Gaia Atlas of First Peoples
Burger, Julian
Book
1990
Entries on indigenous peoples from around the globe, focusing on three main areas: their way of life, the present crisis, and the future.
James Bay Development Will Cause Cultural Genocide, Cree Chief Says
Ryder, Grainne
Article
Quebec's James Bay hydroelectric plant construction could be disastrous for the Cree.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016: Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
Rafferty-Alameda: The American Connection
Orchard, David; Repo, Marjaleena
Article
1991
The Rafferty, along with the Oldman River Dam under construction in Alberta, only make sense as part of a water diversion to the United States. Because 90 per cent of Canadians, according to federal g...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume V Number 2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Tear Down the Dam; Restore the Commons: Temacapulin Fights for Its Survival
Moss, Daniel
Article
2010
Over 47,000 large dams around the world have displaced some 40,000,000 people. The World Bank has invested more than $60 billion in 600 dams.
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.

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Friends of River Narmada
The struggle against the construction of mega-dams on the River Narmada in India is symbolic of a global struggle for social and environmental justice. The Friends of River Narmada is an international...

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World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

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China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger
Vidal, John
2013
More than 400 hydroelectric schemes are planned in the mountain region, which could be a disaster for the environment.

From the Connexions Archives

The Inter-Church Task Force on the Churchill River Diversion
Organization profile published 1976
Teixeira, F. Bryan
Organization
1976
Task Force formed to assist the Northern Flood Committee.
Paddle River Agricultural Protection Society
Organization profile published 1979
Organization
1979
Paddle River Agricultural Protection Society (PRAPS) s a community organization of both small town residents and local farmers - dairy, mixed and grain - fighting the Paddle River Dam proposals.

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