This is a must read. I read it when it first came out. I had read Joe Kane's serialized articles when they first appeared yeas ago in The New Yorker mGazine. Savages delivers a stunning true story of the horrific plight of native peoples of the rain forest fighting for their lives and their land-fighting not only oil companies and bigotry but Oklahoma "missionaries" enabling Big Oil to destroy their food, set fire to their rivers and hunt them as if they were vermin.
When theseJoe Kane's articles appeared in The New Yorker, I made copies of them and sent them to members of the U.S. senate in the hopes that we would withdraw our unquestioned support of Oil Companies and the use of military to hunt the native people attempting to save their land and way of life.
After I sent the articles to DC, I called Joe Kane to find out if the central person he wrote about who was fleeing the military had survived. He told me the man haas survived in part because of the response to his articles but the fight for the survival of the native populations d the rain forest was not over. He told me there would be long long legal battles ahead. He was right.
These battles are continuing and they are hard, hard fights. It is hard to fight oil companies. We are seeing that in America now. Even Bluon dollar fines do not stop the is great engines of destruction in the world today-Big Oil. We have to summon the courage to fight. The stakes safe very high.
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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.
- ASIN : B006L7RBNU
- 出版社 : Vintage; 第 Reprint 版 (2012年1月4日)
- 出版日期 : 2012年1月4日
- 语言 : 英语
- 文件大小 : 6753 KB
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- 纸书页数 : 306页
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美国亚马逊： 36 条评论
Leland E. G. Larson
A must read2000年10月28日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This well-researched book shines because of the author'scourage in much on site time with first hand experience andobservation under conditions most of us would not risk. All in orderto present the outside problems being presented to an ancient,indigenous people, the Huaorani Indians of Ecuador who live in aremote region of the rainforest being exploited by various oilcompanies that have little regard for the cultural effects on thepeoples occupying for many eons this area. Additionally, the effectson the animal life, the numerous polluting activities and the bringingin of many settlers to abuse and exploit this beautiful land all forthe sake of a few more days of oil production in the world makes onequestion the ability of the human species to conduct themselves in amoral fashion. And, of course, it was interesting hearing more aboutthe activities of Ali Sharif, a world's expert in permaculture, oftenmentioned in this book. Similar to The Beak of a Finch, this book isa must read for those interested in the environment, social justicecauses, anthropology, and other fields, including just general funreading about something outside of one's usual frame of reference. Somany people are giving of themselves to become one more shining lightout there giving energy and hope to others that I am touched by theirsacrifices for this planetary home of ours.
Ecuador is full of wonderful people and beautiful esxciting places2014年7月14日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
If you are going to see Ecuador, this is a book you want to read to get a full story of the what is going on in oil exploration and the native peoples whose environment is being destroyed. I just visited Ecuador after I read this book. Ecuador is full of wonderful people and beautiful esxciting places. This gives you a peek behind the curtain. The autho's obvious love of these innocent beautiful people comes through and more than offsets any weaknesses in his writing skills. I hope he writes some more.