Friday, January 21, 2022

Deforestation Counter

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Dramatic live counter shows the number of trees felled in the Brazilian Amazon -- more than 9 million just in the first six days of COP26
Brazil: climate extremes in Acre state - Latin America Bureau
xtreme weather conditions, from massive flooding to severe water shortages, have rocked cities and small communities alike in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon this year, a trend experts attribute to climate change and human actions.
Ecocide or Good Living a circle of dialogue - Dan Baron of the Good Living Forum, Instituto Transformance, Marabá, Pará, Amazônia, for Latin America Bureau
Against a backdrop of dramatic photos of environmental destruction in the Amazon, Brazilian indigenous and NGO leaders call for ecocide to be prosecuted.
Chile: BHP forced to halt mining
It's not all plain sailing for mining companies. Communities at Cerro Colorado in Chile have put up stiff opposition to BHP, whose mine threatens water supplies from a key a key aquifer. And peasants in Huamachuco, Peru, staged a massive protest against mining in their province.
Ava Yvy Vera – The Land of the People of Lightning (A Terra do Povo do Raio)
The collaborative work of 10 indigenous filmmakers, this short film offers an insight into the lives of the Avá group of Guarani-Kaiowá people in Brazil, whose land is shrinking and whose lives are increasingly threatened by outside influences.
Casa Das Mulheres © Jéssica Pires
Whilst Brazil is deemed one of the most violent and dangerous countries in the world, the rate of violent deaths in the country has decreased over recent years. Despite this, women and other gender and sexual minorities remain at greater risk of experiencing violence. 

Brazil: Nothing by Accident

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Nothing by Accident Brazil
Alistair Clark reviews Damian Platt's book about organized crime in Rio de Janeiro and asks whether it reflects Brazil more widely.

Stepping softly on the earth

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Stepping Softly on the Earth Marcos Colon
A new film from Marcos Colón interviews indigenous leaders from across the Amazon whose thinking could transform our world as modern extraction and exploitation tip us further towards chaos and the destruction of the planet
The Intercept Brazil: intimidation of the press takes many forms
Attempts to intimidate journalists are on the increase. Police investigations, and prosecutions (often dropped) for infringement of the state security law and the new law for the defence of democracy are creating a climate of fear.
What happened on 7 Sept Brazil
Glenn Greenwald looks behind the hype surrounding September 7th's large, but ultimately anti-climactic pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations which took place in Brasilia, São Paulo and other cities against the country.

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