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Indigenous and Environmental Rights Under Attack in Brazil

     by UN Human Right Office of the High Commissioner  GENEVA / WASHINGTON DC – Three United Nations experts and a rapporteur from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have joined forces to denounce attacks on indigenous and environmental rights in Brazil. “The rights of indigenous peoples and environmental rights are under attack in … Continue reading Indigenous and Environmental Rights Under Attack in Brazil

UN Condemns Brazil’s “Attack” On Indigenous Peoples

Featured image: The UN has condemned Brazil’s onslaught on indigenous rights, which threatens to wipe out uncontacted tribes © G. Miranda/FUNAI/Survival International      by Survival International The United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have condemned Brazil’s “attack” on its indigenous peoples. In a new statement, UN and IACHR experts have warned that … Continue reading UN Condemns Brazil’s “Attack” On Indigenous Peoples

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

Arson Attack on Jumma Villages by Bengali Settlers in Longadu, 300 Houses Torched

     by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) via Cultural Survival A massive communal and arson attack on four Jumma localities was carried by the Bengali Muslim settlers with the support of army and police in Longadu under Rangamati hill district of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) on 2 June 2017. This organized and army-police-backed arson … Continue reading Arson Attack on Jumma Villages by Bengali Settlers in Longadu, 300 Houses Torched

Huichol Leader Assassinations “A Wound to the Heart of the Community”

Featured image: Nearly 1,000 Wixárika community members participated in a mobilization led by Miguel Vázquez Torres Sept. 22, 2016, to reclaim the first parcel of 10,000 hectares being contested in the federal agrarian tribunal. Photo: Abraham Pérez Este artículo está disponible en español aquí      by Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry GUADALAJARA — As commissioner … Continue reading Huichol Leader Assassinations “A Wound to the Heart of the Community”

Brazilian Politicians Push for Shutdown of Indian Affairs Department

Featured image: Indigenous protests in Brasilia, April 2017. © VOA      by Survival International An inquiry established by Brazilian parliamentarians who represent the powerful agribusiness lobby has just published a report calling for the closure of the Indian Affairs Department, FUNAI. Its findings have been met with outrage and incredulity in Brazil and beyond. Francisco … Continue reading Brazilian Politicians Push for Shutdown of Indian Affairs Department

Brazil: Ranchers Attack and Mutilate Indians Who Demanded Their Land Back

Thirteen Brazilian Indians have been hospitalized after a brutally violent attack by men armed with machetes in the Amazon. One man appears to have had his arms severed in disturbing photos released to Survival International. ... Continue reading →

Conservation Betrayals in Central India

Throughout India today there are a total of 645 Adivasi communities recognized by the government. With a combined population of about 70 million, these communities maintain an impressive array of cultural identities, languages, customs and economies that go back millennia. But despite their resilience and their relative isolation from the perils of extreme extraction, Adivasis—the Hindi term for Indigenous Peoples—have not been able to escape any of the hardships that other Indigenous Peoples so often face around the world. ... Continue reading →

Revealed: Genocidal Plot to Open Up Territory of Uncontacted Amazon tribe

Featured image: The last of the Kawahiva are forced to live on the run. Still image from unique footage taken by government agents during a chance encounter. © FUNAI      by Survival International Survival International has learned that politicians from a notoriously violent town in Brazil are lobbying behind the scenes to open up … Continue reading Revealed: Genocidal Plot to Open Up Territory of Uncontacted Amazon tribe