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Brazil: Why land demarcation matters to indigenous people

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Marking out land is to stake out rights, ownership, stewardship. Unmarked land can just be seized. Felipe Garcia, a volunteer at the Munduruku Demarcation Mission, explains.

Brazilian Indians secure nationwide land victory

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After months of struggle, Brazil's Indians stop Congress from passing legislation that would jeopardise their control over their land

The Amazon: Crowd-funding Campaign for Justice for the Munduruku

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Help the Munduruku Indians in their struggle for respect of their Indigenous Rights

FIRST OPEN LETTER ON THE SELF-PROCLAMATION OF DAJE KAPAP EYPI INDIGENOUS...

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This is the first open letter by the Munduruku Indians, about the recent step of marking out the limits of their land in an attempt to force the authorities to give them the legal rights to land they have long occupied

Amazon Film Festival: Weaving Resistance with the Munduruku

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A new documentary film about a Munduruku village on the Tapajós river region in Brazilian Amazonas, directed by LAB editor Nayana Fernandez.

Brazilian Favelas: ‘I Died In The Mare’

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Mare Favela children speak in a crowd-funded documentary film about life in a Brazilian urban slum.

The Zapatistas: learning their philosophy and practice

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A textbook from the Escuelita, the Zapatista 'little school', to help you learn about autonomous government.

Brazilian activists accuse the authorities of double standards

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While public transport activists condemn the violence used against the São Paulo military police colonel in a demonstration, they are also critical of the authorities’ failure to repudiate the violence used by the police against many demonstrators.

Belo Sun: Brazil’s Largest Gold Mine to be near site of...

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The Brazilian government is about to approve the construction of the country’s largest ever gold mine at Volta Grande on the Xingu River, only a short distance from the site of the internationally criticised Belo Monte dam.

Uprising in Brazil: An Extraordinary Moment for Change

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Will the protests be co-opted, or do they point the way to another, better society?

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