MST’s Stedile: ‘Activists shall not fear, we are fighting for justice’

Landless leader told Brasil de Fato that, despite threats, MST will not back off from social struggle By Leonardo Fernandes and Nina FidelesVia Brasil De Fato The economist and co-founder of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) and La Via Campesina International João… Read More

Breaking Video – Indigenous People Speak out Against New Brazil Government

Global Justice Ecology Project received this video from a Brazilian activist on the ground there. The video comes from the Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil  (APIB). It is a strong critique against Brazil’s newly inaugurated right wing fascist President… Read More

AGAINST BOLSONARO: In Support of Democracy, Human Rights and the Environment in Brazil

DEC. 22, 2018 – As Brazil prepares to inaugurate Jair Bolsonaro as president, we the undersigned organizations wish to voice our deep concern regarding positions held by the president-elect that represent a serious threat to democracy, human rights… Read More

Lula Livre: The Conviction and Incarceration of Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

By Zoe PCVia PeoplesDispatch.org The persecution of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was emblematic of the challenges faced by the people of Brazil in the past year. The legal crusade against Lula orchestrated by the Brazilian… Read More

Mexico’s New President Promises ‘More of the Same’ – Indigenous Peoples Ready to Resist

By SANTIAGO NAVARROIntercontinental Cry There will be profound changes, but they’ll come in accordance with the established legal order. There will be freedom for businesses. In terms of economics, we’ll respect the Banco de Mexico’s autonomy. The new… Read More

In the Depths of the Colombian Jungle: An Encounter With the ELN

Brasil de Fato’s Vivian Fernandes recently travelled through the province of Choco, one of the bases of the guerrilla group, ELN. In the first of a series of articles, she narrates the experience of first meeting the guerilla… Read More

Time is Now to Act and Prevent Environmental Catastrophe

100 academics, authors, politicians and campaigners from across the world call for action to address climate change In our complex, interdependent global ecosystem, life is dying, with species extinction accelerating. The climate crisis is worsening much faster than… Read More

Justice for Atty Ben, Farmer’s Rights Advocate

They tried to bury us. They did not know we were seeds. – Mexican proverb” The Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) strongly condemns the murder of Atty Benjamin Ramos, peoples’ lawyer and advocate for… Read More

Adivasi Organisations Demand Equality, Gender & Environmental Justice at Sabarimala

We the following Adivasi organisations hereby express our deep concern on the recent developments and controversies about the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. The social, political and economic interests of the upper caste communities on Sabarimala Temple are well… Read More

Photo of the Month: 25th anniversary of 1st North American Temperate Forest Conference & preview of 2019 Forest Convergence

“People have to think more holistically about their actions. Everything comes down to ‘how much money can I make from this.’ Until this changes, all this talk of environmental protection is bullshit.” Cree Helen Atkinson in Whapmagoostui, Québec, Canada… Read More