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Derrick Jensen: “As the Amazon Burns, It’s Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves”

By Derrick Jensen This article was originally published in the Fair Observer, and is republished here with the authors permission. Featured image by NaveenNkadalaveni, CC BY-SA 4.0. The Amazon is burning. This is what the end of the world looks like. Oh, and there’ll be more forests burned, more forests felled by chainsaws, more wetlands … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: “As the Amazon Burns, It’s Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves”

War on the Amazon Rainforest

By Max Wilbert The Amazon Rainforest is on fire. But the fire is merely a symptom of deeper problems, not root cause. Therefore, simply putting out the fires does not solve the problem.  To protect the Amazon rainforest, we need a deeper understanding of threats to it. For this, we turn to the indigenous people, … Continue reading War on the Amazon Rainforest

Secret Forest Society Plans to Kill Bolsonaro

Editor’s note: DGR is not affiliated with the Secret Forest Society (Sociedade Secreta Silvestre) and does not endorse their statements or actions. This article is only for informational purposes. Some content in this article was sourced from the Rio Times Online. by Liam Campbell Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s openly fascist President, is loathed by groups who … Continue reading Secret Forest Society Plans to Kill Bolsonaro

Thousands of Gold Miners Invade Yanomami Territory

From Survival International / Photo: Cmacauley, CC BY 3.0 Up to 10,000 goldminers have invaded Yanomami lands in northern Brazil, spreading malaria in the region and polluting many of the rivers with mercury. Although most Yanomami are in contact with non-indigenous society, one uncontacted group is known to live in the area being invaded, and … Continue reading Thousands of Gold Miners Invade Yanomami Territory

Brazil Assaults Indigenous Rights, Environment, Social Movements

Featured image: A pair of macaws in flight. The Amazon basin is under extreme threat, as the Brazilian government passes measure after measure to gut environmental, indigenous and social movement protections. Photo by Rhett A. Butler      by Sue Branford and Maurício Torres / Mongabay “The first five months of 2017 have been the most violent … Continue reading Brazil Assaults Indigenous Rights, Environment, Social Movements

Indigenous Women of the Amazon and Allies March for Climate Justice, Indigenous Rights on International Women’s Day

By WECAN International SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 9, 2016 – In recognition of International Women’s Day, Indigenous Amazonian women leaders of seven nationalities including: Andoa, Achuar, Kichwa, Shuar, Shiwiar, Sapara and Waorani nationalities and their international allies took action in Puyo, Ecuador, in a forum and march in defense of the Amazon, Mother Earth and … Continue reading Indigenous Women of the Amazon and Allies March for Climate Justice, Indigenous Rights on International Women’s Day

Brazilian court suspends license for Belo Monte dam

By Glenn Scherer, Mongabay Featured image: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visits the construction site of the Belo Monte Dam, 2014. Photo by Ichiro Guerra/Sala de Imprensa licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic license The gigantic Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, located on the Xingu River in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, stood just weeks away … Continue reading Brazilian court suspends license for Belo Monte dam

Brazil’s government charged with ethnocide over Belo Monte Dam

By Sue Branford / Mongabay Featured image courtesy of Wikipedia under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 Brazil’s Federal Public Ministry (MPF) has found the Brazilian federal government and the Norte Energia company guilty of ethnocide for the social and cultural destruction wrought on seven indigenous groups during the Belo Monte dam’s construction. The … Continue reading Brazil’s government charged with ethnocide over Belo Monte Dam

New Hydroelectric Dams Endanger Amazonian River Dolphins

By Claire Salisbury / Mongabay Featured photo: The rare sight of an Amazon River Dolphin leaping out of the water. The dolphins are playful and curious, and threatened by hydroelectric dams. © kevinschafer.com A new study finds that as many as 26 dams could put the charismatic Amazon River Dolphin and the freshwater Tucuxi Dolphin at risk. The … Continue reading New Hydroelectric Dams Endanger Amazonian River Dolphins

Brazil authorizes operation of Belo Monte Dam

By Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense via Intercontinental Cry Image: Mural in São Paulo, Brazil (Photo: Monica Kaneko/flickr). Some Rights Reserved Altamira, Brazil. The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) on Tuesday authorized the Belo Monte Dam’s operating license, which allows the dam’s reservoirs to be filled. The authorization was granted despite clear noncompliance with … Continue reading Brazil authorizes operation of Belo Monte Dam