Companies continue to destroy rainforest, drive species to extinction, produce massive climate emissions and abuse the human rights of their workers - all for palm oil. Photo by Uwe Aranas.
GREED repeats.The Stench of Money… Black Gold. Sun Cor started operations in 1967. Alberta, Canada."Aboriginal peoples have had great difficulties maintaining their lands and livelihoods in the face of massive encroachment. The actual reserve or community land base of Aboriginal people has shrunk by almost two-thirds since Confederation and on reserve, resources has largely vanished."re:…Canadian Royal Commission (1996) on Aboriginal peoples in the Athabasca Tar Sands Region.The Present…..2015. Environmentally, it’s impact is already a disaster, a slow motion that is contaminating the basin of one of the largest river systems on this planet. “The river used to be blue. Now it is brown. Nobody can fish or drink from it.The air is bad.”(re: words of an elder in a Native community along the Athabasca River.) Toxic water-dumped into huge ponds, where it is presently leaching back into the fresh waters courses.An area of 54,000 square miles, vulnerable and being devastated, roughly centred on the boom town of Fort McMurray, Alberta. ===================================================The Yellow Gold. The Black Hills. South Dakota. U.S.A.In 1868, the U.S. government signed a treaty exempting the Black Hills from all white settlementforever.However when European Americans discovered gold there in 1874, the government re-assignedthe Sioux, against their wishes to other reservations.This sparked the fires of the Black Hills War, and the saga of “Custer’s Last Stand”"Is this a preview of what will take place in Canada"?
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