ENVIRONMENT

What Made Bruno And Dom Targets?

When the monsters that govern Brazil today thought they had put an end to  resistance against the invasion of indigenous lands after transforming Funai into a militarized anti-indigenous foundation, Bruno reinvented...

A Space for Rebels: MST’s Florestan Fernandes School

A look into the Landless Rural Workers Movement's autonomous,  international political formation school. By Maria Gorete Sousa* ENFF (Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes/Florestan Fernandes School), was born out of a decision made by the...

Kindred Spirits at COP26: US Allies Duque Of Colombia And Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Colombia's Duque along with Chile's Piñera and Brazil's Bolsonaro form the core of an alliance defending US interests in South America. Bolsonaro and Duque both face 2022 re-election campaigns amidst falling...

United Republic Of Soybeans: GMO And Neocolonialism In The Southern Cone

The ‘soybeanisation’ of the Paraguayan economy has had a devastating impact on the country’s ecology, rural populations and democratic process, but it has been lucrative for foreign corporations and the domestic...

Brazil’s Civil Society Demands Biden End Behind-Closed-Doors Meetings With Bolsonaro Regime

199 Brazilian networks and civil society organisations have written an open letter to the United States Government urging it to end behind-closed-doors negotiations with the Bolsonaro regime. Read the letter in...

Chevron, ExxonMobil and BlackRock Want To Teach The Left About “Extractivism” In Latin America

A week after charges against former president Lula were annulled, invigorating the Brazilian left to unite and challenge neofascist Jair Bolsonaro, US magazine Americas Quarterly responded with the kind of cynical propaganda...

Brazil and Britain sign “Poison Memorandum”

Brazil and the United Kingdom created a joint committee to facilitate the relationship in agribusiness. Authorities from the countries will work together in bilateral consultations on issues related to trade in...

Foreign meddling: Bolsonaro moves to help Trump reelection

Brazilian lawmaker opens inquiry into controversial import tax break extension By Nathália Urban Last week, Brazilian Congressman Ivan Valente (PSOL-SP) revealed a telegram between US Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and...

“We want to exploit the Amazon’s resources with the US” – Bolsonaro to Al Gore

At the World Economic Forum in January 2019, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said, in an informal conversation with former US vice president Al Gore, that he wants to exploit the riches...

“We don’t need martyrs”

By Nathália Urban On November 1st, Paulo Paulino Guajajara was violently murdered by loggers. Paulino, was a member of the Guardians of the Forest group. The group patrols and protects the Araribóia...

Disaster: Brazilian government can’t find oil spill source

2 months into the largest spill in Brazilian history, after gutting environmental protection agencies and silencing scientific research institutes, the government can’t figure out where the oil is coming from. With...

Satellite imagery reveals 330km2 Oil Slick off Bahia coast

Scientist says slick appears to be from drilling accident. Bolsonaro administration ignores data, tries to blame Venezuela On October 30th, two days before Brazilian Federal police moved to investigate a Greek oil...

Save our Shores: The Oil Disaster in Brazil’s North East

By Nate Allen. “This is the biggest (marine) environmental disaster in the history of Brazil, if we consider the length of the coastline that has been affected”, said biologist Flavio Lima. Brazil’s...

Rondonia indigenous affairs post destroyed by loggers

A FUNAI inspection post built inside the Karipuna reservation in Rondonia was destroyed by loggers and land thieves. The building had equipment in it including an electrical generator, furniture  and a...

New Yorkers protest Cargill’s role in Amazon destruction

On Monday morning, October 7th, a group of twenty organizations protested against Cargill Corporation’s role in the out of control devastation of the Amazon rainforest and massacre of indigenous people currently...

Bolsonaro met by protests in New York on eve of UN Assembly

Brazil's far-right President was welcomed in New York on the eve of the opening of the UN General Assembly with demonstrations against his role in the burning of the Amazon rainforest. Monday...

Demands for UN Secretary General to censure Bolsonaro over Amazon Fires and Human Rights

A broad coalition of civil society organizations demand that the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres censure Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the General Assembly over the Amazon rainforest's destruction and grave human...

Rondonization: World Bank, Dictatorship and the Amazon

The development philosophy behind the fires in the Amazon is based on the World Bank funded, Dictatorship era Polonoroeste project, which killed thousands and devastated Rondonia's rainforest. To Bolsonaro and his...

How to navigate Anglo media’s Amazon doublespeak

By Brian Mier I spent last week in the Brazilian Amazon in Porto Velho, Rondonia, on the edge of what is called the arco do incendios. The “arc of fires” is a region stretching...

Brazilian Academics: 2019 Amazon fires are not “normal”

A group of Brazilian academics based in Sweden debunk media and governmental claims that the 2019 Amazonian fires are a "normal" seasonal event. Brazil is currently facing worldwide attention due the fires...

The Amazon’s Neocolonial Problem

There is a left argument for Brazilian sovereignty that should never need to be made. The 2019 G7 summit in Biarritz unnecessarily handed Brazil’s Neofascist Bolsonaro a propaganda coup with which to...

Workers Party President Gleisi Hoffman attacks Bolsonaro over Amazon

"While Lula and Dilma defended national sovereignty, Bolsonaro encourages deforestation and burning" - Gleisi Hoffman, President Workers Party (PT) https://youtu.be/cDjcuxyctyU Ladies and gentlemen who accompany us on social networks, on TV Câmara and...

Amazon in flames: on the ground in Porto Velho

By Brian Mier I arrived in Porto Velho yesterday and could see plumes of smoke billowing in the distance as the plane descended into city which, in itself, is covered in smoky...

The day the sky went out

On Monday afternoon a giant smoke cloud emanating from burning rainforest over 1000 kilometers away engulfed São Paulo in darkness.  By Brian Mier On Monday, August 19th, I left my home on the...

82% of Brasilians reject Bolsonaro’s Amazon mining plan

Recent poll shows Bolsonaro government’s popularity continues to slide as scandals and unpopular policy measures damage credibility São Paulo – According to a recent poll conducted by Atlas Politico most Brazilians strongly...

Top Brasilian scientist fired after announcing deforestation crisis

After satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research showed an 88% rise in Amazon deforestation, President Bolsonaro denied that it was happening. When the Institute’s director argued back,...

Brazil legalizes 197 pesticides in 2019

Bolsonaro administration Brazil fast tracks pesticide legalization, including  products containing glyphosate The use of 31 pesticides were approved by the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry on May 21. In all, the Federal Government has...

It’s time to stop Bolsonaro

Liberals can argue that the national interests are in the Market and developmentalists can say they are in the State. The Bolsonaros, in contrast, don't have the slightest idea about what...

Criminal negligence: 30 days from Brumadinho dam burst

179 dead, 131 missing and a continually growing, 180 mile stretch of dead river, caused by criminal negligence of the Vale mining company. 45 other mining trailing dams are at risk...

Not one more drop of blood spilled

Indigenous people and their supporters protest in 51 cities around the World against the neo-fascist Bolsonaro administration's dismantling of reservations, cultural and land rights and his supporters' genocidal threats. by Brian Mier January...
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