The Belo Monte dam, which would be the third-largest in the world, is currently under construction near Altamira, Brazil. Yesterday, protests were held throughout the country, and tomorrow (Aug. 22) is the worldwide day of actions against the dam.
List of actions around the world:
August 22 (Mon)
|Australia||Canberra, ACT||Brazilian Embassy – Canberra. 19 Forster Crescent, Yarraluma||1pm||+ info|
|Canada||Toronto, Ontario||Embassy of Brazil in Toronto – 77. Bloor Street West, Suite 1109||3pm||+ info|
|England||London||Embassy of Brazil London||1pm||+ info|
|France||Paris||Court of Human Rights, Place du Trocadéro||3pm||+ info|
|Germany||Berlin||Brazilian Embassy in Berlin||2:30pm||+ info|
|Netherlands||Hague||Brazilian Embassy in the Hague, Netherlands||8:30am||+ info|
|Portugal||Lisbon||Brazilian Consulate ((Saturday, 20))||3pm||+ info|
|Scotland||Edinburgh||From Carlton Hill to the Meadows||12pm||+ info|
|Taiwan||Taipei||Nearest embassy or consulate||2pm||+ info|
|Turkey||Ankara||Brazilian Embassy, Ankara||11pm||+ info|
|United States||Washington, DC||Brazilian Embassy in Washington D.C – Georgetown||12:30pm||+ info|
|United States||Salt Lake City, Utah||Utah Brazilian Consulate, 180 South 300 West, Suite 130||TBD||+ info|
|United States||New York City, NY||Brazilian Consulate, Ave. of the Americas and 47th St. NYC||12pm||+ info|
|United States||San Francisco||San Francisco Brazilian Consulate – 300 Montgomery street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94104||8am||+ info|
|Mexico||Guadalajara||Brazilian Consulate in Guadalajara||12:30pm||+ info|
|United States||Miami||Lincoln Rd & Washington Ave – Miami Beach ((Saturday, 20))||6pm||+ info|
|Denmark||Copenhagen||Rådhuspladsen KBH||4:30pm||+ info|
|Noruega||Oslo||Tune – near Skøyen||11am||+ info|
|United States||Los Angeles||8484 Wilshire Blvd – Beverly Hills, CA – Brazilian Consulate||11:30am||+ info|
|Brazil||Rio de Janeiro||BNDES|
Amazon Watch has a toolkit on holding an action in your city.
More on the Altamira protest at Xingu Vivo. It was really beautiful – hymns sung, a dip in the river. Even a conga line..!?
More photos in my Flickr set.
Update (8/22/11): Some photos used by Survival International on their page about today’s Belo Monte protests around the world. I’m honored!!