Monday, June 29, 2009

A fight for the Amazon that should inspire the world

Johann Hari

The uprising In the Amazon is more urgent than Iran's - it will determine the future of the planet

While the world nervously watches the uprising in Iran, an even more important uprising has been passing unnoticed – yet its outcome will shape your fate, and mine.

In the depths of the Amazon rainforest, the poorest people in the world have taken on the richest people in the world to defend a part of the ecosystem none of us can live without. They had nothing but wooden spears and moral force to defeat the oil companies – and, for today, they have won.

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