March 14th International Day of Struggle against dams, in defense of the rivers, water and life!
The movements of people affected by dams of different Latin-American countries and allies call to organizations, networks, activists and social movements to sum to the mobilizations of the week of […]
The movements of people affected by dams of different Latin-American countries and allies call to organizations, networks, activists and social movements to sum to the mobilizations of the week of March 14th International Day of Struggle in defense of the rivers, water and life.
This date was defined during the First International Encounter of the People Affected by Dams in 1997 and since then, March 14th has been marked by denounces, made by the people affected by dams, of the serious social, environmental, economic and cultural violations caused by the electric sector
The dispute over private appropriation of natural resources, such as water and energy increases at the expense of nature and life. The affected populations are struggling for their survival and rights, denouncing the violations committed by large corporations, also suffering with the criminalization of the affected people’s organizations, besides the threats and murder of local leaderships.
More than ever, we must stay strong and organized to give continuity to the local, national and international struggle. Our commitment is to organize ourselves and to struggle against the transnational corporations that appropriate our wealth and the rights of workers, defending the rivers, water and life.
We reinforce the importance of unity in the struggle among the people and the different organizations, strengthening internationalism, fighting against the capital’s project in a struggle that is not only of those affected by the dam’s lake, but of all the people who are also monthly affected by the absurd high energy fees, by the privatization of water and by the withdrawal of worker’s rights.
Our struggle is constant in defense of our rights and for the construction for a popular energy model and water administration, which respects and guarantees the rights of the people affected and nature.
MAB Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens, Brasil
Movimiento Colombiano en defensa de los territorios y afectados por represas – Ríos Vivos, Colômbia
MAPDER Movimiento Mexicano de Afectados por Presas en Defensa de los Rios, México
Funprocoop, El Salvador
Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj, Guatemala
Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y la Justicia (MADJ), Honduras
LA VIDA, México
Otros Mundos Chiapas, México
Bios Iguana A.C., México
WATER AND ENERGY ARE NOT COMMODITIES!