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Born from a UNLive initiative aimed at utilising culture as a tool for environmental change, the Colombia-based collective Vozterra channel grassroots responses to climate change and the decline of biodiversity.

The Rights of Nature Movement

Ashaninka women in Tsiquireni, in the shores of Ene River. April 2012. Photo/Tomas Munita
A recent report, published by the Cyrus R. Vance Centre for International Justice, Earth Law Centre and International Rivers has found that the movement to grant legal rights to rivers and the natural environment is rapidly gaining momentum around the world.

“Creaction Amazónica”

"CreAction Amazónica" - a virtual caravan against the climate crisis. Appeal to join, send in your own video. Results to be broadcast on 24 September on YouTube and Facebook.

Bolsonaro — the new Jim Jones

President Bolsonaro is the new 'Jim Jones', says Jan Rocha, comparing the Brazilian president to the cult leader who led his followers in a mass suicide in Guayana in 1978.
Record The youth stares at his imprisoned canoe a bleached skeleton in the cracked earth. Intuitively, he plants his feet on the arrowhead of earth where the Rivers Tocantins and Itacaiúnas meet and slowly, with shame, presses 'record'. I'm Nego, son of a fisherman and washerwoman. I was born here, Cabelo Seco, where it all began... The cliche echoes in centuries of protective silence that hides him from...
Rios de Encontro, the eco-cultural and social education Project, based in the community of Cabelo Seco, Marabá, since 2008, is in quarantine. Dozens of children and young people have been asking the coordinators since the beginning of March, when the Owl Cinema, the Leaves of Life Library, the Rabetas Audiovisual courses and the AfroMundo dance company will reopen. But...
At the end of their European tour of Belgium, Germany, Austria and Poland, performance troupe AfroRaiz return to their home city of Marabá, Pará, at the confluence of the Amazon rivers Itacaiúnas and Tocantins. Based in the poor neighbourhood of Cabelo Seco, AfroRaiz are part of Rios de Encontro (Rivers of Meeting), a community project and base for a string...
‘Amazon at Risk – it affects us all’ This was the theme of an event held in Belém, in the Brazilian Amazon, which started on 28 October 2019. The event was organized by Christian Aid partner Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB) -The Movement of People Affected by Dams. The meeting also convened  the We Are the Amazon Ecumenical Celebration, described in an earlier...

We are the Amazon

After the Catholic Church started the preparation for its Amazon Synod, Christian Aid’s Latin America and the Caribbean division worked with faith-based organisations across the region. Together they created a declaration to support the Synod and to ask that all decisions be made taking into account the peoples of the Amazon forest. This declaration, called We are the Amazon, highlights the commitments made by churches...
A number of indigenous leaders from the Amazon were at the forefront of climate action events in New York 19-28 September 2019. The protests, rallies and symposia were organised around the UN Climate Action Summit that took place alongside the annual UN General Assembly. Linda Etchart was there for LAB and interviewed a number of the leaders. In the...

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