Activism: CREDO joins the fight against the Belo Monte dam

by | 1st December 2010

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Credo, the progressive for-profit cell phone company, has thrown its hat in the ring in the environmental activists’ battle against the Belo Monte dam, joining International Rivers, Amazon Watch, and James Cameron.

Credo now urges its activists to sign a petition, which states in part that the Belo Monte dam violates the human rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon. According to Credo: “[The dam] would divert the flow of the Xingu River and flood over 100,000 acres of rainforest, displacing over 40,000 people and threatening the survival of indigenous communities.”


To read more about the Belo Monte dam:

Formal petition filed against Belo Monte dam

Off and on again: Belo Monte dam goes forward, protests planned










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