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Gaza’s Stories

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Blood, destruction and tears

The smell of the remains of my family

And the sound of wailing and groans

 

 

A few borrowed lines from Salim Assi (Translation from Arabic Angel Fox), Gaza’s Story,

Written by naturesong

August 27, 2014 at 04:07

Newborn in #Gaza.

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Babies are the worst enemy of the Zionist project. They are considered to be a Demographic Threat and are directly targeted – by snipers, by calculated malnutrition and by chemical weapon aiming at causing their mothers to miscarry and their fathers to become sterile.

 

Meet some of these terrorists-

 

Baby Shaymaa was saved. Born from 23-yr-old killed mother Shaymaa Qennan.

 

 

Here is another beautiful baby.

 

 

Also UNWRA’s shelters became a place for birth. As those shelters were later bombed, a further investigation concerning the wellbeing of mother and baby is required.

 

could not verify whether this is the picture of the UNRWA baby

 

 

Some newborn, could not be saved. This baby is one of the youngest death from Gaza. His mum was about to give birth 2 him & was killed. The baby couldn’t be saved

 

and another one whose name I do not know

 

 

The reason they are not the youngest to be killed is that many women miscarry

 

 

Or are being murdered pregnant

 

 

But no form of inhumane oppression brought upon by the Occupation has the power to stop LIFE

 

Written by naturesong

July 26, 2014 at 09:01

Peru’s President denies the existence of Voluntarily Isolated Indigenous People.

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New footage from the BBC

 

Amazing new footage of a tribe under voluntary isolation from brasil.

One of the new threats to these tribes are the migration of Voluntarily Isolated Indigenous Peoples from Peru, escaping illegal logging and oil companies.

Peru’s president, Alan Garcia, has publicly suggested the Voluntarily Isolated Indigenous Peoples do not exist. In an article published in Peru’s El Comercio newspaper in october 2007, he is quoted saying:

“Against oil, they (the environmentalists) have created the figure of the ‘uncontacted’ native jungle dweller; that is, unknown but presumed, and thus millions of hectares cannot be explored, and Peru’s petroleum must remain underground while the world is paying US$90 per barrel. They prefer that Peru continue importing its oil and getting poorer.”

PLEASE watch the footage and sign the Petition urging Alan Garcia to Protect the “uncontacted” tribes of Peru!

Written by naturesong

February 5, 2011 at 13:31

Posted in Amazon, brasil, Gaia, peru, Tribes

Old Trees do not give Carbon Points!

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There is a new trend in the jungle!

Cut trees and European megacompanies would pay you for carbon points! You can also sell the wood after, and so all sides gain. All sides apart from the jungle and, in extension, our survival on this planet.

What I met in my journeys in the jungle of Manu and on the Brasilian side, are big western companies, and private foreign companies, are cutting trees in order to gain Carbon Points.
Let us look a bit of where one gets ones credits from

It is interesting that in the UN-REDD website (United Nation Reducing Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation in Developing countries) we find the following statement.

“(REDD) is an effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests, offering incentives for developing countries to reduce emissions from forested lands and invest in low-carbon paths to sustainable development. “REDD+” goes beyond deforestation and forest degradation, and includes the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

It is predicted that financial flows for greenhouse gas emission reductions from REDD+ could reach up to US$30 billion a year….”

Looking into some more initials, we would find out hat in order to get your CER (Certified Emission Reduction)…

“The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)  covers such projects in countries without targets, i.e. developing countries. Credits will only be issued for reductions if a project provides real, measurable and long-term climate change benefits. “ and BTW “Every CER, properly verified, represents a reduction of one tonne in the world’s net greenhouse gas emissions. “

You have to be a foreigner in order to have the amounts of money needed to pay the “independent designated evaluator” to validate you project and later on verify your CER. Do they count the Carbon emission when they cut down the trees?

The projects I have been to payed PHD student to come and tell them how to gain most carbon points. The result was clear. Fast growing vegetation captured the highest amount of carbon. Forget slow growing trees! Forget trees that are more than 10 years old! If you are not with us, you are against us!!!
The devastating situation is that companies buy the jungle and cut ALL the trees down, selling the big trees for wood and letting the other ones rot. Next stage is the planting of fast growing trees and vegetation that capture most carbon. In less than 10 years all would be chopped down once more.

I have met one company who bought more than 2000 hectares. And this is a small private company.

There are many nice people there. They call it Sustainability!

At the moment I would not post pictures or name companies. I need to think some more before I do that…

Written by naturesong

November 4, 2010 at 19:27

Posted in Amazon, Gaia, Madre de Dios, peru

A MESSAGE FROM CHIEF ARVOL LOOKING HORSE

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(from VISIONSHARE)



A Great Urgency
To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders

My Relatives,

Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer. We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great mess age for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affect from the oil disaster in the Gulf.

The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill, which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.

I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.

I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth. As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc’l Maka).

We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life.

So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children¹s future and well-being, and the generations to come.

Onipikte (that we shall live),


Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
Wolakota Foundation

Written by naturesong

May 23, 2010 at 12:08

Posted in clean water, Gaia, oil

South America- Roads Under Construction (links)

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The name of the game is INFRASTRUCTURE FOR DEEPER INTEGRATION IN SOUTH AMERICA. Also known as IIRSA.

“The Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA) is a bold effort by the governments of South America to construct a new infrastructure network for the continent, including roads, waterways, ports, and energy and communications interconnections.Many of the projects seek to provide road and river outlets to ocean ports, with the goal of providing incentives to increase exports of primary materials such as soybeans and other grains, timber, and minerals. ” (from http://www.internationalrivers.org/en/latin-america/iirsa)

An integrated south America

Roads and rivers would be used to facilitate easier trade.
Dr. Pitou van Dijck, is stating in his article:
“The rise of China, however, not only contributes to Brazil’s export potential but may also jeopardize Brazil’s aspirations of becoming a platform for automobile assembly for the international market. Indeed, IIRSA’s plans for the construction of several transcontinental roads, linking the Atlantic side of the region with the Pacific, the so-called bioceánicas, not only facilitates Latin America’s export drive but may also contribute to competition in the regional market by emerging Asian exporting industries.”

amazonwatch.org is writing about one of the aspects of the IIRSA:
“The enormous Madeira River Complex, in the tri-border region of Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil is one of the Integrated Regional Infrastructure for South America’s (IIRSA) anchor projects. It would transform the Madre de Dios-Beni-Mamoré-Itenez-Madeira river system into a major corridor for energy production and raw material export. The proposal includes the construction of four hydroelectric dams, most importantly the Santo Antônio and Jirau dams in Rondônia, Brazil. Together, these two dams would produce a projected 6,450 megawatts of hydroelectricity, totaling eight percent of the Brazilian energy matrix. By comparison, this is equal to half of the electricity produced by Itaipu dam in the Brazilian state of Paraná, the world’s largest hydroelectric power plant.”
The article at amazonwatch.org goes in depth into the problematic of the projects, while the pictures in Dr. Pitou van Dijck´s article are pointing on other problems.

logging



A personally painful project for me is IIRSA´s project “Road Interconnection: Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul”. This road would be cutting through virgin rainforest where many uncontacted tribes still live.

uncontacted tribes in the Amaxon rainforest, between Brasil and Peru

From an open letter to Mr. Luis Alberto Moreno, President of IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) from BIC (Bank Information Centre) October 2009:
“In Peru the proposed road will cut through the Isconahua Territorial Reserve, an area created by the regional government of Ucayali to protect indigenous peoples that are uncontacted or living in voluntary isolation. This region has also been designated, in recognition of its national significance, as the Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor.”



The deeper I go into the jungle
the more tears I shed

Written by naturesong

May 23, 2010 at 10:17

Posted in Amazon, Dam, Gaia, peru, wild life

Oil Spillage

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Oil spillage in Louisiana

OIl Spillage in Loreto, Amazon rainforest, Peru

Dying man lying down, Loreto Peru (picture by Feconaco)

Written by naturesong

May 23, 2010 at 07:40

Posted in Amazon, Gaia, oil