With help from Mark Perryman, LAB worked with LondonEnglandFans to brief some of those travelling to Brazil to follow their national team in the World Cup. About 70 fans came to a meeting in London on May 15, where LAB editor Sue Branford introduced new Brazil Inside Out, LAB’s new guidebook. Once in Brazil, LAB contacts helped to organize events for the fans, including a friendly match with local supporters in Manaus, and a visit to Belo Horizonte’s fabulous Manguebeira park before the Costa Rica game. Brazil Inside Out is selling well, both in its print and e-book editions.
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.
Scholars for Academic Freedom in Brazil was set up in late 2018 with the aim of building a network of academics in UK universities and beyond, to raise awareness of attacks on academics and academic freedom in Brazil. Group member and LAB trustee David Treece outlines the changes during Bolsonaro's presidency that have brought about the group's creation.
Haiti is not unfamiliar with violent uprisings. However, since the US-backed installation of Jovenel Moïse in 2004, unrest has been relentless, with violence and repression reaching a bloody crescendo in recent weeks.
he crowdfunding campaign for The Heart of Our Earth, our project dedicated to community resistance to mining in Latin America, came to an end on 23 December. The Crowdfunding campaign raised just under £9,000, while two separate large donations to the project added a futher £7,250 yielding a magnificent total of approximately £16,250.