This picture remind you of anything??
If you guessed Avatar, you`re correct. But this is no make believe film, this is REAL LIFE.
The most-storied warrior tribe in Ecuador prepares to fight as the government sells gold-laden land to China
Three years after "Avatar's" Quito premier declarations of martial readiness are multiplying and gaining volume throughout the tribal territories of Ecuador's mountainous south-east The warnings bare sharpest teeth in the Shuar country of the Cordillera del Condor, the rain forest mountain range targeted by President Rafael Correa for the introduction of mega-mining.
What does mining for gold have to do with fracking you may ask. Well it has a lot to do with it. The oil and gas company`s use of fracking to extract oil and gas is not only a serious threat to our environment and water supplies, it is a matter of human rights which the giant extractive industries seem to think are non existent. The fossil fuel industry and the gold mining industry are two of the same. Their prime concern is PROFIT as quickly as possible. Nothing, I mean NOTHING else matters to them.
This is why I try to get fractivists to extend their research much further beyond the water contamination or earthquakes here and now. There is a whole lot more to it than that and plenty more worrying reasons to oppose fracking and the hydrocarbon industry as a whole. Corporate thuggishness is destroying our planet, our rights and our lives.
Come on think about it folks. If you`ve never fought for anything else in your life and if you don`t act now, what else would there be left worth fighting for???
If `Avatar` struck a chord with you, then this article (http://www.salon.com/2013/02/10/to_get_the_gold_they_will_have_to_kill_every_one_of_us/) about real life events in Ecuador will too.
Please read, share, research, rise up and then OPPOSE.