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Donald Trump with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: White House / Flickr) Views
Dig Beneath the World’s Far-Right Governments—You’ll Find Fossil Fuels
From Brazil to India to the United States, extractive industries have aligned themselves with authoritarian governments waging war on minority populations.
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Célia Xakriabá, an indigenous leader and activist, News
Brazilian Experts Warn in Open Letter to President Bolsonaro a 'Genocide Is Underway' Against Uncontacted Tribes
The experts wrote that they are "extremely worried" about the firing of a top official at the agency that handles policies on Indigenous peoples.
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Greta Thunberg and Indigenous Amazon Defender Among Visionary Campaigners Honored With Right Livelihood Awards
The Right Livelihood Foundation celebrated four "practical visionaries whose leadership has empowered millions of people to defend their inalienable rights and to strive for a livable future for all on planet Earth."
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Brazilians Blast Bolsonaro's UN Speech Denying Amazon Devastation as a Total 'Scam'
Critics of his environmental agenda warn that "Bolsonaro's policies bring an immediate risk to all humankind."
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A supporter of the former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva holds a flag during a national strike protest called by unions and students against the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's pension reform in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 14, 2019. (Photo: Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Five Hundred Days of Injustice: On the Imprisonment of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
For normalcy to return to Brazil and for hope to be recovered, Lula's freedom—along with annulment of the faulty process by which he was condemned—is essential.
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A photo from Mercy for Animals drone investigation of Amazon deforestation. News
'The Future of Earth Is at Risk': New Drone Footage of Deforestation in Amazon Shows Cost of Meat Industry
"Global demand for meat is destroying the Amazon rainforest."
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Members of the IBAMA forest fire brigade, called Prevfogo, fight burning in the Amazon News
As Amazon Rainforest Burns, Brazil's Environment Minister to Meet US Group That Denies Climate Crisis at EPA Headquarters
A Greenpeace Brazil campaingner says the Bolsonaro government "makes efforts to deny the problems, not to face them."
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Amazon Watch, a California-based organization that works in concert with indigenous and environmental groups, issued a report earlier this year documenting the dozens of companies that stand to make money as Bolsonaro strips regulations in Brazil. (Photo: Victor Moriyama/Greenpeace) Views
Activists Follow the Money Fueling Amazon Fires
Protesters around the world are singling out the bad actors profiting off deforestation.
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'Getting Angry on Social Media Not Enough': Thousands Across 6 Continents Mobilize to Combat Destruction of Amazon Rainforest
"Get organized, get active, and join forces in defense of the Amazon and in defense of our future."
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Soy production for foreign markets, coupled with far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro’s gutting of environmental protection agencies, are two drivers of the current, catastrophic increase in fires and deforestation. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
As Brazil Burns, Northern Media Deploy a Strategy of Deflection
Instead of handwringing about the tragedy while trying to shift the blame, or acting like these devastating fires will somehow fight poverty, journalists should work harder to explain the role Northern business groups have in the process, and encourage boycotts against companies like Cargill.
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