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Chapter 5 - Indigenous peoples and the rights of nature

'La Boiada - beef cattle in the Amazon
The Bolsonaro government's assault on regulations and indigenous rights has led to a stampede of land-grabbing by loggers, miners and cattle ranchers. They have let through the stampede (passar a boiada).

Kaiowcide

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Antonio Ioris, director of the Indigenous Brazil Violated project, in parternship with LAB, has written a policy brief on the ongoing genocide of Brazil's Guarani-Kaiowa people.
Ecocide or Good Living a circle of dialogue - Dan Baron of the Good Living Forum, Instituto Transformance, Marabá, Pará, Amazônia, for Latin America Bureau
Against a backdrop of dramatic photos of environmental destruction in the Amazon, Brazilian indigenous and NGO leaders call for ecocide to be prosecuted.
The arrival of the Extemporánea delegation in Vienna on September 15, 2021. Credit: Pascal Hennequin
Zapatistas arrive in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as part of their mega-voyage to the five continents of the world, in the desire to meet with individuals, collectives and organisations that share their desire ‘to build a better, new world'.
Ava Yvy Vera – The Land of the People of Lightning (A Terra do Povo do Raio)
The collaborative work of 10 indigenous filmmakers, this short film offers an insight into the lives of the Avá group of Guarani-Kaiowá people in Brazil, whose land is shrinking and whose lives are increasingly threatened by outside influences.

Stepping softly on the earth

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Stepping Softly on the Earth Marcos Colon
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

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
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.
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.

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