Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Anna Muylaert’s documentary film 'Alvorada Palace' captures the stoicism of Brazil's first female president, Dilma Rousseff, in the days and hours leading up to her impeachment.

Hunger for Justice

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This is the first issue of Voz, LAB’s new series of guest-written quarterly dispatches, available exclusively to patrons (paid subscribers). Natalia addresses poverty and inequality under Pinochet’s lasting neoliberal economic model, the student uprisings that led to the estallido social, her traumatic eye injury and her political beginnings.
UVOC es una organización campesina e indigena de lucha de clases sociales, con apego y respeto a la Cosmovisión Maya, y respeto al equilibrio entre todas las personas; que se inspira en la resistencia histórica de los pueblos indigenas y su derecho ancestral a la tenencia, uso y control de su territorio; y que contribuye en la construcción de...
Brazil's CPI senate commission is hearing damning evidence of widespread corruption in the vaccine procurement of the Bolsonaro government, with evidence mounting of the direct involvement of the president himself and his family. One of the main planks of his diminishing reputation is crumbling - his claim to be the clean, anti-corrpution candidate.

Guarani-Kaiowa genocide

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Cardiff University's Antonio Ioris, principal investigator of the Indigenous Brazil Violated project, presented a paper at the World Conference on Genocide Studies - II, in Ankara, Turkey, June 26-27 2021. Agrarian Capitalism's Genocidal Trail: the Saga of the Guarani-Kaiowa Abstract: Although genocide is an expression commonly used today in relation to the dramatic challenges faces by indigenous peoples around the world,...
Josefina Tunki and Tania Laurini, two leaders of the Shuar Arutam people in Ecuador have received explicit death threats from Federico Velasquez, senior official at Lowell-Solaris, a Canadian owned mining company. The Shuar are opposing a gold and copper project at Warintza in the Ecuadorean Amazon.
Brazil's indigenous peoples took their struggle to Brasilia, to protest against PL 490, a law being debated in congress, which would further weaken their rights and accelerate the land theft which has stripped them of their lands
The Biden Administration has disappointed all who seek more positive relations between Cuba and the US - by renewing accusations that Cuba is failing to co-operate with US anti-terrorism efforts
The short film is intended as an expression of solidarity with the current strike and its title, Desolvido, translates as ‘unforgetting’; evoking a desire not to forget past moments of beauty even in the face of a violent present.
Now aged 90, photographer Claudia Andujar remains deeply concerned for the Yanomami people with whom she says she “totally identified,” noting that the present threat of illegal mining in Indigenous territories is doing far more harm than the government-driven road projects of the 1970s. Andujar’s years of work and life with the Yanomami are now chronicled in a major photo exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre through Aug. 29.

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