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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’s Indigenous Peoples Lead Global “Red January” Protests

     by Survival International Protests against the anti-indigenous policies of Brazil’s President Bolsonaro are occurring in Brazil and around the world to mark his first month in power. Demonstrators held placards declaring “Stop Brazil’s genocide now!” and “Bolsonaro: protect indigenous land.” The protests have been led by APIB, the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, as … Continue reading Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples Lead Global “Red January” Protests

Deadly measles epidemic hits isolated Yanomami tribe

Featured image: The Yanomami are the largest relatively isolated indigenous people in the Amazon. © Fiona Watson/Survival      by Survival International A measles epidemic has hit an isolated Amazon tribe on the Brazil-Venezuela border which has very little immunity to the disease. The devastating outbreak has the potential to kill hundreds of tribespeople unless emergency … Continue reading Deadly measles epidemic hits isolated Yanomami tribe

Thousands of Indigenous Peoples Converge on Brazil’s Capital

Featured image: Photo: Mídia NINJA/flickr (Some Rights Reserved). Political setbacks in Brazil give renewed thrust to annual mobilization for land rights.      by Nathália Clark, GlobalVoices / Intercontinental Cry The camp smelled like smoke and urucum, a plant used for body painting. A defiant energy pulsed through the crowd. We could hear chants, ritual mantras, and … Continue reading Thousands of Indigenous Peoples Converge on Brazil’s Capital

“Guardians of the Amazon” Seize Illegal Loggers to Protect Uncontacted Tribe

Featured image: Guardians of the Amazon from the Guajajara tribe: “We patrol, we find the loggers, we destroy their equipment and we send them away. We’ve stopped many loggers. It’s working.” © Guardians of the Amazon      by Survival International Members of an Amazon tribe patrolling their rainforest reserve to protect uncontacted relatives from illegal loggers … Continue reading “Guardians of the Amazon” Seize Illegal Loggers to Protect Uncontacted Tribe

Giving a Platform to the Tribal Guardians of the Natural World

Featured image: With support from Survival, the Guajajara are able to expose illegal logging and threats to their uncontacted neighbors in real time. © Survival      by  Sarah Shenker / Survival International “We are here,” says Olimpio, looking directly into the camera, “… Monitoring the land and protecting the uncontacted Indians and the Guajajara who live here. … Continue reading Giving a Platform to the Tribal Guardians of the Natural World

Streets Stained With “Blood” as Protest Sweeps Brazil’s Capital

Featured image: by staining the streets red, the protestors are showing how much blood has been shed in the fight for the protection of indigenous lands © Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil      by Survival International Thousands of indigenous people gathered in Brazil’s capital this week, to protest against plans to destroy their lands and lives. The … Continue reading Streets Stained With “Blood” as Protest Sweeps Brazil’s Capital

City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Featured image: Marielle Franco speaking at a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. Photo: Mídia Ninja/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0      by Fernanda Canofre / Global Voices Less than two hours before she was murdered on the evening of March 14, Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco was speaking at a roundtable of black … Continue reading City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Belo Monte legacy: Harm From Amazon Dam Didn’t End With Construction

Featured image: A girl stands alone in a flooded home in the Palifitas neighborhood of Invasão dos Padres, Altamira. The neighborhood has now been completely destroyed by the Belo Monte dam. The area where the community once stood is being turned into a public park by the Norte Energia consortium which built and operates Belo … Continue reading Belo Monte legacy: Harm From Amazon Dam Didn’t End With Construction