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Ecocide or Good Living – A Circle of Dialogue

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Against a backdrop of dramatic photos of environmental destruction in the Amazon, Brazilian indigenous and NGO leaders call for ecocide to be prosecuted.

Pandemonium 3: resistance and recognition

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Confronted with the denial of science, racism and land-greed of the modern 'colonisers', indigenous communities decided to resist and are receiving international recognition for their work.

Pandemonium 2: forest fires and pandemic

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While the pandemic rages and Bolsonaro and his ministers ignore or belittle its effects, indigenous communities face renewed invasion by miners, loggers and land thieves who bring infection with them

Mining victims denounce ‘Genocide legalized by the state’

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Residents of traditional communities in the Brazilian Amazon municipality of Barcarena, near the mouth of the Amazon River, say that their subsistence and commercial livelihoods, and their health, have been destroyed by an invasion of mining companies which began in the mid-1980’s. This story is the fifth in a series.

Brazil: the Yanomami abandoned

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A new report highlights the escalating existential crisis among the 30,000 Indigenous people living in the Yanomami Territory, covering 9,664,975 hectares (37,317 square miles)...

Brazilian court orders 20,000 gold miners removed from Yanomami Park

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The Yanomami Park covers 37,000 square miles in the Brazilian Amazon on the Venezuelan border; it is inhabited by 27,000 Yanomami. Soaring gold prices...

Living in the shadow of Amazon tailings dams

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Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN), the world’s fourth largest bauxite producer, encroached on riverine communities beside the Trombetas River in the Brazilian Amazon in...

Frontiers of Development in the Amazon: Riches, Risks, and Resistances

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Frontiers of Development in the Amazon: Riches, Risks, and Resistances contributes to ongoing debates on the processes of change in the Amazon, a region...

Virtual toll of indigenous elders is destroying history

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As Covid-19 affects older people more fatally, many indigenous leaders are dying, taking with them precious knowledge

The Amazon: Deregulation and deforestation fuel the pandemic

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This article was edited by LAB. The authors’ original text (in Portuguese) can be found here. The authors argue that the acceleration of Amazonian deforestation...

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