February 18, 2010

Holy Indian Mountain on the Verge of Destruction.

British mining company threatens sacred mountain.

by Sarah Miller

“Vedanta Resources, a British company, intends to dig an open-pit bauxite mine on Niyamgiri mountain in India.

The mine will destroy the forests on which the Dongria Kondh depend and wreck the lives of thousands of other Kondh tribal people living in the area.

India’s Supreme Court has given the go ahead for the mine, but the Kondh peoples are determined to prevent the destruction of their most sacred site.”

This 11 minute film expresses the epitome of the current human condition. Can we protect our rare, but lasting,  sacred lands? Will we allow Earth’s holiest natural sites to be destroyed in the blink of an eye so more products can be made, more consumption can be had? What is it going to take for us to create permanent change?

The bravery and determination of the Dongria Kondh people should be a lesson to us all: more resistance and retaliation is needed. We need to start standing up for our rights- as human Beings. Corporations need to be held accountable for their actions. And the governments need to return to representing their people. Are we ready?!

Watch the film.

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