Earth Minute: Racism & Environmental Devastation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

(Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples demand demarcation of their territories to give them legal rights over the land. Photo: courtesy Amazon Watch) Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Racism & Environmental Devastation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil As people across… Read More

30 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

BRAZIL TO WEAKEN ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS AMID INCREASE IN DEFORESTATION (29 APRIL 2020) Unearthed: With attention focused on the escalating healthcare crisis in Brazil, the administration of Jair Bolsonaro is attempting to push through new rules which would weaken… Read More

International Day of Peasant Struggle: Neoliberalism and COVID-19 Impacts in Ecuador and Brazil

Maranhao, Brazil 2016 Photo: Petermann Note: We have been hearing very little about how COVID-19 is impacting countries in the Global South.  US news media is tunnel visioned on the chaos expanding in the US, meanwhile this is… Read More

URGENT Sign On to STOP Industrial Tree Plantations & Violence in Brazil by 26 Sept

September 21st is the International Day Against Tree Plantations (Sign on by 26 September!) Sign your group onto the letter denouncing tree plantations to the IUFRO World Congress (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) World Rainforest Movement, which… Read More

Earth Minute: Dam Collapse in Brazil Exposes Dangers of Bolsonaro Deregulation Plans

GJEP Executive Director Anne Petermann discussed Brazil in her Earth Minute segment this week.  GJEP partners with the Sojourner Truth show for a weekly Earth Minute on Wednesdays and an Earth Watch interview segment on Thursdays. This week… Read More

EARTH WATCH RADIO: Saulo Araujo On Bolsonaro’s Election & The Future Of Brazil’s Environment

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was  Saulo Araujo, Global Movements Program Director for Why Hunger.   From Sojourner Truth: For our Weekly Earth Watch, the dire environmental implications of the election in… Read More

Brazil Threatened with New Deadly Dictatorship (You thought Trump was bad…)

Photo caption: Members of the community of Santa Quiteria in Maranhão, Brazil listen to a presentation by GJEP and World Rainforest Movement on the dangers of genetically engineered eucalyptus plantations, which threaten the region.  It is believed by… Read More