This is the situation:
Three social groups have made their request to the Constitutional Court to qualify the questions and to call a referendum (the people decide by vote), but they still are not pronounced, two of those resquest are against exploitation and one in favor of President’s decision, apparently the constitutional Court has not given importance to these requests, it is clear that they believe that the decision should be made in the National Assembly because they represent the voice of the people.
Today the National Assembly is debating on the President’s request, the report was approved by the Commission on Biodiversity. In the National Assembly there is no hope to change this decision since most members are from president´s party.
Every Thursday activists, social groups, young people gather in the streets from Quito to protest, with music, drums, tambourines and songs and today is no exception.
On 5 September, I participated in one of the peaceful marches for THE YASUNI in Quito, I share some of the photos that I caught that day.
“On nature there is no prize or punishment: just consequences” – Green Ingersoll, Robert
“In nature, the best policy is to be as conservative as possible” – Heisenberg, Werner
“Whoever is elected prince by popular favor should retain the people as a friend” – Maquiavelo, Nicolás
Promises are forgotten by the princes, never by the people – Mazzini, Giuseppe
I appreciate the attention that many people have given to the above post and some who have mentioned is their blogs, Lynne and Lisa, the fight for Yasuni not only represents the fight for indigenous and uncontacted peoples, represents the fight for Life on Our Planet.
I hope to have good news tomorrow!