Residents protest against resettlement
Here the press release of the Initative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive in Batman/Turkey:
Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against ILISU Dam
11.10.2013 The inhabitants of the antique city Hasankeyf have blocked the main road through their city in order to protest the Ilisu Dam Project and especially the [...]
Stop the flooding of the Cardamom Forest!
Environmentalist in Cambodia and Australia ask for our help: the rainforest in the Cardamom Mountains is to be inundated in the reservoir of a projected dam. A Chinese state-owned power company was awarded the contract.The Upper Areng Valley provides habitat to many endangered species [...]
They wrote another letter:
Letter Nr. 10: The government does not want to listen to us
We, Mundurukú, Xipaya, Arara and Kayapó peoples, occupy the Funai offices. You will understand why.
We arrived in Brasilia last Tuesday last (May 4th), and since that moment we are enduring all the your violence.
They wrote a remarkable letter. Read this:
Letter No. 9: Tragedies and dams (the fight does not end nor there nor here)
We ended our occupation of the Belo Monte dam and came to dialogue with the government. We did not make a deal with you. We accept the meeting in Brasilia [...]
Turkey’s Cultural Awareness Foundation (Kültür Bilincini Geliştirme Vakfı - KBGV) announced on Thursday, April 18, 2013, that “Hasankeyf and its Surroundings” has been shortlisted by Europa Nostra for its “7 Most Endangered” program. KBGV prepared the nomination of Hasankeyf in cooperation with [...]
Kayapos from the Amazon join the protest demanding protection of world heritage
Representatives of dam-affected communities and international organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa today blocked the entrance to the construction site of the Ilisu dam in southeast Turkey demanding an [...]
One of Brazil´s most important indigenous leaders in the Amazone, Kayapo Chief Megaron Txucarramae and his daughter Mayalu (foto) will join other representatives of dam-affected communities around the world and international NGO´s in Istanbul and Hasankeyf from May 18th to May 22nd. The conference will discuss the impact of dams [...]
In the film Climate Crimes, Azzam Alwash – conservation visionary and founder of the Iraqi NGO “Nature Iraq” – spoke about the consequences of dams for the Mesopotamian Marshes in Iraq. For his efforts in restoring these Marshes he has now won this year’s Goldman Prize – at US$ 150,000 [...]