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Stepping softly on the earth

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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
A Global Witness report shows that despite Covid lockdowns, 2020 set a new record as the deadliest year yet for environmental defenders.

Brazil is on fire

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With crucial votes pending on land rights, Bolsonaro ramps up threats of violence and casts the shadow of coup across the 2022 presidential elections
In Mexico, a university-educated, small-scale peasant farmer came up with an untried innovative solution that not only restores degraded land to productivity, but also greatly enhances soil carbon storage, provides a valuable new crop, and even offers a hopeful diet for diabetics.
Communities awaiting compensation from the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history say they’re being stymied by a convoluted legal process that favors those responsible.
The documentary Mothers of the Land serves as an eye-opening report on the daily lives of female farmers in Peru, and how their traditional way of life is threatened by the modern maladies of capitalism and climate change.
A beautifully filmed celebration of traditional ways of knowing, this documentary offers an alternative vision of what true wealth is and what is at stake in the struggle to protect biodiversity.
Despairing of any action by the Bolsonaro government, Brazil's MST movement of landless workers organizes rural communities to defend themselves, isolating but maintaining production and supporting members
Scientists, academics and officials of environmental agencies are being attacked with insults, death threats, gag orders, theft and kidnapping -- organised or encouraged by the Bolsonaro government
The emerging Colombian cannabis market has a predicted value of $54 billion USD by 2025. Its potential to uphold the peace agreement, create jobs for rural farmers and boost the national economy is remarkable, although there are stubborn obstructions to progress.

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