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Worldwide protests against Salween dams in Burma

(March 1, 2007) On February 28, 2007, 19 cities worldwide expressed solidarity in opposing the planned Salween Dams. Continue reading

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Villagers want end of Salween dams

(March 1, 2007) Thai and Burmese villagers, backed by activists around the world, on Wednesday appealed to the Thai government to end its collaboration with the Burmese military junta on five hydro-electic dams on the Salween River. Continue reading

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The invisible costs of the Salween dam project

(February 28, 2007) The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), has been touting at least five dam projects on the Salween River inside Burma and along the Thailand-Burma border as potentially enormous sources of “cheap” energy. Continue reading

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Dams on Salween threaten indigenous groups

(February 28, 2007) “We still do not know where we will be moved. The officials who came to survey our village and the nearby area did not ask for our views or discuss the plans,” says Nu, whose village has thrived on an economy of rice and vegetable farming for nearly 100 years. Continue reading

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