Brazil: As ‘Coup’ Government Targets Retirement Benefits, General Strike Rocks Nation

Video via TeleSURtv.net: Video ALEXANDER MAIN, [in D.C.] via Dan Beeton, beeton@cepr.net, @ceprdc Senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Main recently wrote the piece “Congress must take attacks on Brazilian democracy… Read More

With Deforestation Increasing in Brazil, Will Norway Ask For Its $1 Billion in REDD Money Back?

By Chris Lang Originally Published at Redd-Monitor.org   On 29 November 2016, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) released its estimate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon for the period August 2015 to July 2016. It’s not… Read More

Mass Protest in Brazil In Face of Rigid Austerity Measures

Originally published at RioOnWatch.org:   Protests erupted outside Brazil’s Congress in Brasília as the Senate approved a proposal to amend the constitution that would authorize the implementation of harsh austerity measures last week. If passed, the proposal put… Read More

WATCH: Breaking – National School of Brazil’s Landless Worker’s Movement Raided by Police

At 9:25 this morning, the National School Florestan Fernandes (ENFF) in Guararema, São Paulo, which is the national school of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement, was assaulted by civil and military police. According to a translation of the MST’s… Read More

LISTEN: Earth Minute- Logging in Amazon Putting Kawahiva People in Crisis

KPFK-FM‘s Sojourner Truth Radio show’s Earth Minute segment on it’s Nov. 1 broadcast focused on the impacts of deforestation on Indigenous People in the Amazon. The segment begins at about the 37:18 mark of the clip above. A transcript… Read More

EARTH MINUTE: Brazilian Coup Will Lead to Wide Ranging Impacts

KPFK-FM‘s Sojourner Truth Radio show aired an Earth Watch segment on it’s Sept. 14 broadcast focused on the coup of former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. The segment begins at about the 30:25 mark of the clip below. A transcript… Read More

With Impeachment, Brazil’s Right-Wing Elites Deal Blow to Dilma Rousseff, Democracy

With just one vote, Brazil’s corrupt, right-wing elites dealt a blow to Dilma Rousseff and democracy #ImpeachmentDay pic.twitter.com/mAroE4hHFy — teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) August 31, 2016 Via CommonDreams.org: As expected, Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted to impeach suspended President… Read More

Petition: Speak Out for Rio’s Endangered Dolphins

Via Rainforest Rescue: The Atlantic off Rio de Janeiro is home to a dwindling population of Guiana dolphins. They urgently need protection – if they continue drowning in fishing nets at the present rate, they will be wiped… Read More

US Anthropologists promote forced contact with uncontacted Indigenous Peoples

From Reuters in The Guardian, 7 July 2016 Brazil condemns anthropologists’ calls for forced contact with isolated tribes US professors say ‘controlled contact is the only possible strategy for protecting these people’, but government’s open letter insists ‘leave them… Read More

The Jari Amapá REDD project, Brazil: Greenwashing illegal logging, a pulp mill, and a 48-year-old land grab

Originally published by Redd-Monitor.org.  By Chris Lang The Jari Amapá REDD+ project covers an area of 65,980 hectares in the Jari Valley in the state of Amapá, Brazil. The project is run by three companies, one of which,… Read More