Saturday, September 18, 2021

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
The Ferrogrão a 933 km-long line planned to run through the heart of the Amazon rainforest from Sinop to Miritituba, is arousing consternation amont indigenous groups as the project moves ahead without proper consultation
The '30 by 30' proposal in the UN's new draft Global Biodiversity Framework has drawn strong criticism from indigenous rights groups and critics of the 'national parks' approach to conservation
At Espinar in Peru and on Chile's Colina river, major international mining companies are once more in the spotlight, suspected of causing pollution, denying responsibility and failing to consult local communities
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...

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
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.
The Uru-eu-wau-wau in Rondônia state sealed off their territory in March 2020. In a new video, they narrate how they survived the pandemic for more than a year with no major cases.

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