Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Brazil

The Amazon: protect the ‘undiscovered’ earthworks

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Yet another reason to protect the Amazon - 1000s of 'undiscovered earthworks', says David Hill. Researchers suggest hidden archaeological sites have role in Indigenous peoples’ land rights struggle

Banzeiro: the battle to reforest our worlds

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Sue Branford reviews an astonishing book by Eliane Brum, one of Brazil's most famous journalists, who says that only by 'reforesting' our world can we learn how to halt the wholesale destruction of our planet and our species

Brazil: the climate change disinformation business

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Brazil's rural associations, media outlets and digital channels provide a platform for scientists who espouse climate misinformation.

Hope for Amazon river dolphin?

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A moratorium on fishing the piracatinga catfish in the Brazilian Amazon was extended for the third time since its introduction in 2014. There’s now no expiry date for the ban, although the ministries of environment and fishing have a period of three years to reevaluate it. The moratorium was instituted to protect the pink river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), known locally as the boto.

We Are Guardians

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Edivan Guajajara is a filmmaker and activist from the Arariboia Indigenous Land whose work centres on the natural world and Indigenous struggle. He has come together with Chelsea Greene and Rob Grobman from One Forest in the documentary We Are Guardians, released this year, to tell the story of Indigenous struggle against illegal encroachments in the Amazon.

Brazil: Sumaúma – the year in images

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On the one-year anniversary of Amazon-centred news community, Sumaúma, co-founder Jonathan Watts shares some of his favourite images from a year of enormous – and mostly positive change

The Amazon: rivers of life, circles of learning 3

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In the last of three articles, Dan Baron continues his reliving of the Backyard Drums as it evolves into the AfroRaiz Collective, coordinators of the Rios de Encontro community arts education project based in Cabelo Seco, the 'poor' founding village of Marabá, Pará, in the Brazilian Brazil. Tensions flare among the young people, as they ‘learn to listen: to learn, rather than to gossip and slash the wings of those who want to fly.’

The Amazon: rivers of life, circles of learning 1

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First of a three-part series in which Dan Baron traces the evolution of the poor children from Cabelo Seco, Marabá, Pará, into a collective of recognized Amazonian artists and leaders of their community.

The Amazon: rivers of life, circles of learning 2

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In the second of three articles, Dan Baron continues his review of the eco-cultural project he has been coordinating in the Brazilian Amazon with young people from Marabá, Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon since 2009. He revisits the history of the Backyard Drums group as it becomes the collective pulse of the the over-arching Rios de Encontro project.

Brazil: ‘Malvinas’ moment for the armed forces?

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Have Brazil's armed forces been discredited, again, by their backing for Bolsonaro, his kleptocracy and his attempt to steal the elections?

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