Inicio > Mis eListas > lea > Mensajes

 Índice de Mensajes 
 Mensajes 170 al 199 
AsuntoAutor
Gran Sabana: A LA Jose Raf
RV: Protocolo Kiot Psilink-
Re: Re: GPS Jaime E.
Donantes sangres t Alfredo
Pregunta: H2 O2 Jose Raf
Protesters Parade VITAE *
Grupos ecologistas VITAE *
***Postal sobre Lo VITAE *
EMPRESARIOS SOLICI Julio Ce
Venezuelan Governm Jose Raf
Carta del maestro Jorge Pa
Conferencia Econom JAPM
Transgénicos en Am JAPM
MINISTRA DE AMBIEN Julio Ce
Re: Carta del maes Alfredo
RE: Carta del maes Iokine R
DECLARACION DE CAR Julio Ce
TENDIDO ELECTRICO Julio Ce
TENDIDO ELECTRICO Julio Ce
Informacion a los Jose Raf
El Clamor de nuest Eukarys
THE FATE OF OGONI OGONI" <
Aclaratorias Sobre Georgina
(En ingles) 22-S Jose Raf
(En ingles) 28-SEP Jose Raf
GARIMPEIROS INVADE Julio Ce
YANOMAMI USADOS CO Julio Ce
RE: Aclaratorias S forja
COMENTARIOS SOBRE forja
TRAFICO ILEGAL DE Fernánde
 << 30 ant. | 30 sig. >>
 
Lista Ecologia y Ambiente - VZLA
Página principal    Mensajes | Enviar Mensaje | Ficheros | Datos | Encuestas | Eventos | Mis Preferencias

Mostrando mensaje 476     < Anterior | Siguiente >
Responder a este mensaje
Asunto:Venezuelan Government to Reinforce Military Presence in South-East Gold and Diamond Districts
Fecha:Jueves, 28 de Septiembre, 2000  13:30:43 (-0400)
Autor:Jose Rafael Leal <trastor @..........net>

RV: Venezuelan Government to Reinforce Military Presence in South-East Gold
and Diamond Districts



----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Gaia Pitts <gaia@...>
To: Jose Rafael Leal <trastor@...>; Matthew McDaniel
<akha@...>liRobyn Mclintock <rem77@...>
Cc: bparks <bparks@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 3:13 AM
Subject: Venezuelan Government to Reinforce Military Presence in South-East
Gold and Diamond Districts


> I thought Rafael Leal and Matthew McDaniel and Robyn Mclintock had some
things
> in common, so I thought you might want to get to know each other a bit.
>
> Rafael Leal is in Venezuala and very concerned about the indians there.
The
> story below mentions their plight.
>
> Matthew McDaniel is in Thailand helping the Akha people and I've attached
one of
> his journals below the Venezuela story.
>
> Robyn Mclintock is in an American who lives part time in Pokera Nepal,
helping
> Tibetan refugees through Students for Change, which brings American
students to
> Pokera to help them with e-commerce, job skills, and surviving
non-citizenship
> in Nepal.
>
> Ben Parks is a retired engineer who lives in California and travels a lot.
He is
> called Jagharu in southern Nepal - one who asks a lot of questions - but
also
> one who gives a lot of useful advice. Robyn seems to think so.
>
> Myself - I run a web page at www.population-awareness.net and another at
> www.global-book-bank.org; travel some, especially to South Asia, and am
very
> concerned about indigenous and displaced people. I also like to follow
Ben's
> exploits and development/sustainability endeavours.
>
> It is my hope to expand the Global Book Bank idea to include all kinds of
help
> for disadvantaged people of the world.
>
> Karen Pitts
>
> ---------------
> VENEZUELA
>
> http://www.gold-eagle.com/gold_digest_00/chapman092700.html
>
> Venezuelan Government to Reinforce Military Presence in South-East Gold
> and Diamond Districts
>
> The Venezuelan government is to reinforce its military presence in the
> southeast to prevent native Pemon indians from demolishing electricity
> pylons under construction to supply northern Brazil with power from
> September 27, 2000 Gold Digest
>
> Venezuelan government to reinforce military presence in south-east gold
> and diamond districts
>
> The Venezuelan government is to reinforce its military presence in the
> southeast to prevent native Pemon indians from demolishing electricity
> pylons under construction to supply northern Brazil with power from
> Venezuela's huge Guri hydroelectric dam.
>
> Vice President Isaias Rodriguez says that in meetings with the Minister of
> Defense Ismael Hurtado Soucre it has been agreed to create a security
> force that will guarantee the permanence of the pylons and power lines
> along a swathe cut through virgin jungle in southeastern Bolivar State to
the
> Brazil/Venezuela border.
>
> Just last week it was reported that Pemon indian tribesmen had tumbled at
> least seven of the giant towers on claims that the government and
> construction companies are invading their ancient tribal lands. Rodriguez
> says that an investigation has already been opened and that law
> enforcement agencies will take whatever action is necessary to ensure that
> construction work continues unimpeded.
>
> "No one is above the law," Rodriguez told reporters. "An executive
decision
> has been taken to build the power line and Venezuela faces penalties if we
> do not complete the contract."
>
> While the indians and environmentalists claim that the power line and
> construction work will cause irreparable damage to a highly-sensitive rain
> forest ecological system, Rodriguez says that the power line is an
essential
> element of progress in industrial mining for gold and diamonds on both
sides
> of the border and that it is in Venezuela's best political and economic
> interests that work should proceed as quickly as possible.
>
> --------
> THAILAND
>
>              ALERT: Akha Weekly Journal June 2000
>              Tue, 13 Jun 2000 14:22:52 +0700
>              Matthew McDaniel <akha@...>
>               The Akha Heritage Foundation
>
> EXTREMELY URGENT AKHA ALERT
> PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL YOU KNOW WHO MIGHT HELP
>
> THE MISSION CAMPAIGN TO OVER RUN THE AKHA PEOPLE IN THAILAND IS
> ACCELERATING!!!!!!!
>
> PLEASE HELP TURN BACK THIS OFFENSIVE!!!!
>
> Dear Friends:
>
> I am writing to inform you that more and more Akha villages are being
> over run by American and other foreign missionaries, churches being
> built everywhere and as we come to know this is not with unanimous
> consent from the villagers but is being pushed on them with the consent
> of a few.
>
> The matter is complex, hard to explain all in an email but you should
> get the drift in the context of history well known to most. Also you can
> read much on our web site.
>
> The missions are taking village after village, splitting it, all the
> goal to build a church in the village and eliminate the traditional Akha
> culture and life style.
>
> To many people tribal people are backward and the faster their "backward
> traditions" are destroyed the better.
>
> Ask yourself if this is how you think, and if it is, then please let me
> know to take you off this mailing list.
>
> Otherwise we need your help.
>
> We need a couple things.
>
> First and foremost we need that journalists and people with contacts
> internationally can help us get international investigation into this
> matter.  We need people with power.  Not vague power.
>
> The international community must expose and put pressure on these
> missions, and also the Thai government to stop this process of church
> building in all the villages.  This is not free conversion, and it is
> well known here that this is a take over.
>
> It is politically motivated to control all these people through the
> church. Till now the Akha run their own villages unmollested and un
> controlled by outsiders.  They have trouble medically, with forestry and
> army, but internally nothing else as compared to missions.
>
> Many people play surprised at this.  Is not control after all the real
> goal of the church? We think so despite their claims to loftier things.
> If church people knew what was really being done to these people, the
> political and religious political exploitation, it would soon stop as
> they would cease to give money for this.
>
> It would appear that the Taiwanese and American backed missionaries
> intend to over run all the villages in a 135 village region in the
> balance of this year.
>
> There are 282 villages in Thailand all told, in the other areas many
> villages have already been pushed to convert.  Maybe there are at most
> 150 unconverted villages left, or less than half even.
>
> I also need better tools on this end.
>
> We have an anti missionary t shirt campaign that the Akha are keen on.
> These shirts cost $2 each, we give them to the Akha, they are more or
> less a low cash society and can not afford to buy them and for the
> campaign to still work. We are trying to mobilize and unify the
> remaining Akha.
>
> We need many more t shirts.  If we had 5000 we could probably at least
> hold part of the line.
>
> We also need to pay off a printing press of $1100 to assist in printing
> to distribute to the Akha.
>
> If you can help us do this, we have a chance. Otherwise all the villages
> will be over run. Then what will we say?
>
> Do you think we will work with the Akha to record their traditions,
> their music and knowledge in villages all controlled by the church where
> it is forbidden.  Do you realize what is being lost? An entire way of
> life? A nation, a civilization, emcompassed into nature, destroyed like
> all the American Indian ones?
>
> Akha.org explains fully the mission situation and has many photos.  You
> can go and take a look there to see the size of the problem.  Go to the
> pages below, especially the second one.
>
> http://www.akha.org
> http://www.akha.org/churches.htm
>
> The missions are well funded, the Akha are not.
> That is why the missions can do this.
>
> We think the Akha should have the right to be who they are, Akha.
> International law calls for this but is not enforced.
>
> If you want to be directly involved in helping fight this matter to the
> end in a clear way, please contact me.  Sympathy on the other hand,
> alone, will get nothing done.
>
> We very much need your help and thank you for it.  This is no longer a
> battle for one or two villages, this is a battle for all that are left,
> the lines are drawn.
>
> I received the below email yesterday.
> Please read it carefully, this is how the missionaries are thinking.
>
> Matthew McDaniel
> Maesai, Chiangrai, Thailand
>
>
> AN EMAIL TO US FROM MISSIONARIES ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT THE AKHA
> RIGHT TO THEIR OWN CULTURE:
>
> *******
> Begin Email:
>
> YOU ARE A MISSIONARY -- but your mission will fail
> where others will not.
>
> The time for honoring yourself will soon come to an end.
>
> The bumper stickers you solicit are degrading and you
> will face your own shame for this.
>
> Your bitterness will only reap evil.
>
> Turn now and undo what you have begun.
>
> You hypocrite, don't you know you make judgements on some
> who are not who you say they are? You are intolerant yourself!
>
> Your mission is ill-advised and dangerous to yourself??you will
> reap what you sow--anger and intolerance.
>
> *****
>
> We will use your information and research on your page here
> to begin an offensive against your cause, using this information
> against you, and we will previal.
>
> You cannot stop it. . .ever. We will win and your efforts are in vain.
> Missionaries will come, again and again and again, and you will
> start over. Right now more missionaries are being trained to
> come into the land and share the joy and love the people deserve.
>
> More will come. And more. And your mission will fail misersably.
>
> And the missionaries will still come,  ready to serve and help as
> always,
> and your pitiful resistance will dwindle.
>
> Your life will be wasted; lost in the wind.
>
> Dont bother replying, this address is probably already out of service
> by the time you get this.
>
> End Mission Email.
> *******