Jay Cassano – wagingnonviolence.org – A new film connects two environmental struggles a world apart, telling the story of their similar paths of resistance. Part documentary and part call to action, Damocracynarrates the histories of struggle against two dam hydroelectric [...]
Jason Rainey – Executive Director, International Rivers This was the banner that I held last week during a blockade of the Ilisu Dam construction site on the upper Tigris River in eastern Turkey – the first action of its kind in this long-running campaign. Standing beside local [...]
Kayapos from the Amazon join protest demanding protection of world heritage Representatives of dam-affected communities and international organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa today blocked the entrance to the construction site of the Ilisu dam [...]
Realizado durante o ano de 2012, o filme Damocracy mostra a realidade e as lutas dos atingidos pelas hidrelétricas de Belo Monte, no Brasil, e de Ilisu, na Turquia, e desconstrói o mito de que a hidreletrecidade é uma energia limpa.Assim como Belo Monte, a história do barramento do ri[...]
DAMOCRACY: A documentary that debunks the myth of large-scale dams as clean energy and a solution to climate change. It records the priceless cultural and natural heritage the world will lose in the Amazon and Mesopotamia if two planned large-scale dams are built, Belo Monte dam in Br[...]
Activists and Academics from 10 Countries are Meeting in Burdur/Turkey on 17-18 September for Drying Lakes Anatolia is rapidly drying. In the last 60 years, our wetlands as large as almost 2 million hectares were either dried up or left to dry up. This area is much larger than the ar[...]
02 Nov 2014
Large dams cause irreversible damage to people, nature and culture, yet they are widely promoted as clean energy. DAMOCRACY is an international initiative striving to debunk this myth. We aim to stop monster dam projects such as Belo Monte in the Amazon and Ilisu in southeast Turkey to prevent the loss of priceless natural and cultural heritage to the short-sightedness of business and governments.