Every year, the organizations that make up the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAR) organize a series of actions related to March 14. The date is important and symbolic in the history of those affected by dams throughout the continent. It is a day of struggle in defense of life and rights, so that there is a fair compensation for all the families who are victims of crimes committed by companies and the absence of adequate government policies.
In this sense, the MAR calls on all those affected, allies and society as a whole to participate in this traditional day of struggle.
In this 2020, the affected populations remember the crimes of mining in Mariana and Brumadinho, and in defense of life the murders of leaders of affected organizations such as Berta Caceres in Honduras, Nicinha and Dilma Ferreira in the Brazilian Amazon; in addition to the political legacy of the councilwoman Marielle Franco, murdered in Rio de Janeiro. In all cases, impunity reigns.
With actions in the search for the sovereignty of the peoples and _the defense of the common goods we join the mobilization agenda of the Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism.
The organization and struggle of those affected throughout the continent is for life, for our rights and for the rivers.
If you can spread the word about the struggles and write letters of solidarity, we can also spread the word.
Water and energy are not commodities!
Water for life, not for death!
More information: http://www.mabnacional.org.br
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