Create a Living River in Central Marseille! Protest Against the Greenwashing of Dams!
Large Dams Are Not Green!
This is a symbolic protest for the media against the greenwashing of large dams, against the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP), against the massive funding from international financial institutions such as the World Bank and European Investment Bank in large dams, and in favor of rivers that are alive and healthy. Help us create a living river in the middle of Marseille. We will then have a large, inflated dam block the river. We will even paint the dam green.
A few ideas to participate:
- Wear traditional dress from your culture and bring anything that represents how you depend on your river for life. You’ll help keep the river alive.
- Wear the clothes of a dam builder or financier (work suit, ties, etc) and, if you can, bring a sign with the name/logo of your favorite worst dam builder. You’ll work to defend the dam.
- Come dressed in painting clothes. You’ll help paint the dam green. We will use water color paint (it will wash off easily).
- Bring Protest Banners!
Where: Front steps of the Gare Saint Charles train station in Marseille
When: Wednesday, March 14th at 10am
Please email Zachary Hurwitz to let him know if you will participate and in what way.
Organizers: CounterBalance, Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale, Amis de la Terre, and International Rivers