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Brazilian Indigenous Group Occupies Amazon Dam, Halts Construction to Demand Rights

     by International Rivers and Amazon Watch / via Intercontinental Cry At dawn on Sunday, July 16th, 200 representatives of the indigenous Munduruku nation occupied the main work camp of the São Manoel hydroelectric dam on the Teles Pires River in the Brazilian Amazon, paralyzing the project. Led by Munduruku women warriors, the occupiers presented … Continue reading Brazilian Indigenous Group Occupies Amazon Dam, Halts Construction to Demand Rights

Indigenous South Americans Condemn Failure to Protect Uncontacted Tribes as “Genocide”

Featured image: The Zo’é are a very isolated tribe, who were forcibly contacted in the 1980s. Many of them died of diseases to which they had no resistance. © Fiona Watson/Survival International      by Survival International 29 indigenous organizations from across South America have come together in Brazil to slam governments for failing to … Continue reading Indigenous South Americans Condemn Failure to Protect Uncontacted Tribes as “Genocide”

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

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 →

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

Soy Invasion Poses Imminent Threat to Amazon

Featured image: Archer Daniels Midland soy silos in Mato Grosso. On the side of the BR-163 highway, where Amazon rainforest once dominated, one sees little except soybeans and the large silos owned by transnational commodities companies. Photo by Thaís Borges      by Sue Branford and Maurício Torres / Mongabay Over the last 40 years the north of the … Continue reading Soy Invasion Poses Imminent Threat to Amazon