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Give the Nobel Peace Prize to the indigenous people who marched to save the TIPNIS rainforest in Bolivia.

The TIPNIS (Territorio Indigena Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure) is the most beautiful rainforest you can imagine. Its original dwellers, the Yuracaré, Tsimane and Moxeño tribes, are being forced to divide it with an unneeded road, by the Bolivian president E. Morales (EM), who is also the president of coca leaf growers (cocaleros) who need the land to plant coca, main igredient of cocaine . EM vows that cocaleros will not advance, but they have already invaded one third of the rainforest. EM proposed that the colonizers make indigenous women pregnant, so that they will not complain anymore. He failed. Then the epic march of 600km began. EM stopped it many times, aiming to kill them. The action of relentless activists avoided such nightmare.Bolivian people gave the marchers and impressive reception in La Paz, on October 18th, 2011, and EM reluctantly released a law prohibiting the road, but making the territory intangible, so that dwellers cannot use the wood, or bring tourists or lead the lives that they have known for centuries. After the tribes left La Paz, he released another law stating that the road was a national priority and as such, needed to be consulted. The indigenous dwellers marched again, with cocaleros shouting at them through their path. This time when they got to La Paz EM did not receive them. They slept on the streets in the cold winter, and when they protested, EM sent a water car that wiped out their tents leaving them out in the cold, wet, and wounded by tear gas. Most of them got ill. Children began to die. During the first and second march, a total of 6 indigenous young leaders died. When a six month old baby died, they decided to go back home and resist there. As of August 6th, 2012, the military has been sent to their territory, to help "consulting brigades" dialogue with the resisting tribes.These heroes deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for leading us in the path of nature preservation. Let's stop genocide. Let`s raise our voices.

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    The General Assembly today overwhelmingly backed protections for the human rights of indigenous peoples, adopting a landmark declaration that brought to an end nearly 25 years of contentious negotiations over the rights of native people to protect their lands and resources, and to maintain their unique cultures and traditions.

    By a vote of 143 in favour to 4 against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States), with 11 abstentions, the Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which sets out the individual and collective rights of the world’s 370 million native peoples, calls for the maintenance and strengthening of their cultural identities, and emphasizes their right to pursue development in keeping with their own needs and aspirations.

    A non-binding text, the Declaration states that native peoples have the right “to the recognition, observance and enforcement of treaties” concluded with States or their successors. It also prohibits discrimination against indigenous peoples and promotes their full and effective participation in all matters that concern them.

    The Human Rights Council adopted the Declaration in June 2006, over the objections of some Member States with sizeable indigenous populations. The Assembly deferred consideration of the text late last year at the behest of African countries, which raised objections about language on self-determination and the definition of “indigenous” people. Then what the UN is doing for survival of these indigenous people. These indigenous people should get Nobel and also their land.
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    Aug 12 2012: Thank you for making me aware of this situation and of these people.