by Giuseppe Orlandini and Mirella Lino This is a “Letter to the world” by Mirella Lino, a resident of Mariana, written three years after the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster, when an iron ore tailings dam suffered a catastrophic failure, flooding a vast area of Brazil with toxic mud. Her words convey the consequences on personal and family lives of one of the worst “environmental crimes” in the history of mining.
by Felipe Milanez Brazil’s extremist candidate in the upcoming presidential elections feeds hate, promises to arm murderers, and plots a massive land grab in the Amazon ― one that would amount to genocide and ecocide.
(English version further below // Versão en Português mais abaixo) Segunda convocatoria para presentar trabajos — III Congreso Latinoamericano de Ecología Política INSURGENCIAS DECOLONIALES Y HORIZONTES EMANCIPATORIOS: ECOLOGÍA POLÍTICA Y LIBERACIÓN Salvador, Bahia, Brasil | 18-20 marzo de 2019 La Red Latinoamericana de Ecología Política, a través del Comité Organizador del III Congreso Latinoamericano de Ecología Política, invita a la comunidad académica y movimientos a participar de este evento que se realizará en Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, entre el 18 y 20 de marzo de 2019 – […]
by Felipe Milanez The premier of the movie Ex-Shaman by Luiz Bolognesi at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival becomes the occasion for spreading a manifesto by Indigenous People of Brazil denouncing racism, violence and the loss of traditional knowledge: Shamans must exist and be respected, before it is too late, the world is devoid of spirituality and the Skies fall upon our heads The magic of the forest came to the winter of Berlin, bringing stories of violence and genocide, of evangelical proselytism, intolerance […]
By Barbara Arisi & Felipe Milanez * Much to the chagrin of ranchers and agribusiness, one of Rio de Janeiro’s popular samba schools, Imperatriz Leopoldinense, is making visible the terrible consequences of agribusiness and hydropower dams on the Xingu Indigenous Park in this year’s Carnival.
A declaration by 130 representatives of La Via Campesina member organizations and allies against agribusiness and towards a global land reform for landless peasants, the working class and for all of society. Signed on 17 April 2016, Day of Peasants’ Struggle in Marabá, Brazil.
“We Munduruku, descendants of our ancestors, who survived and still survive these days, are still subjected to genocide. Without the land rights that guarantee our survival, we are left with only the right to die. Our blood shed on this sacred land cries out for justice until the new millennium.”
By Rita Calvário, Marien González Hidalgo & Sara Mingorría* “The difficult part is to maintain the struggle, the easy part is to attract workers”, states Simona Silva, speaking about the role of pedagogy and political training in the struggles of Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers Movement. Simona Silva, the pedagogic and political coordinator of the MST‘s national school called Florestan Fernandes, gave a round of talks across the Spanish state last May. We attended one of these talks in Barcelona and afterwords had the opportunity to talk with her. […]
I was born in Jacundá, but I did not know these stories. I did not know my story, the story of the place I came from. Each film has shocked me in a unique way, terrified me and made me want to know more of the land I came from. (Mainara, student in the region of Pará, Brasil) The story that Mainara, above, did not know, was one of violent homicides for land in the 1980s, as detailed in the film of Adrian Cowell and Vicente Rio, […]