Indigenous Environmental Defender killed as logging mafia targets tribe

Warning: some people may find the details and image below disturbing A leader of an Amazon tribe acclaimed for its environmental defenders has been killed, the latest in a series of deaths among the tribe. The body of… Read More

Belo Monte: There is Nothing Green or Sustainable About These Mega-Dams

Google Maps Ed Atkins, University of Bristol There are few dams in the world that capture the imagination as much as Belo Monte, built on the “Big Bend” of the Xingu river in the Brazilian Amazon. Its construction… Read More

Brazilian Farmers Go on Hunger Strike in Support of Imprisoned Former President

Members of people’s movements started a hunger strike for ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s freedom this Tuesday in Brazil. The demonstration will go on indefinitely and will take place in the country’s capital Brasília. Six activists will… Read More

Thousands of Indigenous Peoples March into Brazil’s Capital

This story was reported by Nathália Clark of 350.org, an organization building a global grassroot climate movement, and it is published here as part of a partnership with Global Voices. 350.org participated in the National Indigenous Mobilization in Brazil as a supporter. The… Read More

Authoritarian Elitism and Popular Movements in Brazil

By Wendy Wolford, Sérgio Sauer   Can a president institute radical popular change alongside structural inequality and a militarized elite? The Brazilian case suggests that a progressive political party requires more social movement mobilization, not less.   Brazilian history is… Read More

After Suzano pulp mill protest, women in Brazil occupy the company’s land in Bahia

Women workers report environmental impacts caused by eucalyptus monoculture and the water crisis in the region By MST Communication Group in Bahia Photos: MST Communication Translated with Google Translate. See original article in Portuguese here. The National Day… Read More

Brazil: MST Land Activists to Win Prestigious Agroecology Award

By Ednubia Ghisi English translation by Nate Singham   NOTE: According to the national leadership of the MST  (Brazil’s Landless Worker’s Movement) a proposal to expand a Suzano Papel e Celulose factory in Brazil seeks to triple production and use… Read More

USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees

 Statement from Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project and Indigenous Environmental Network   New York (US)–New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. On 5 July, the US Department of Agriculture received an… Read More

International Peasant Movement Prepares to Converge for Seventh Conference

“We feed our peoples and build the movement to change the world!” – is the call that will carry hundreds of delegates of the international peasant movement La Vía Campesina, to the Basque Country from the 16th to… Read More

WATCH: MST Militant on Taking Back Land from Plantations in Brazil

The following trailer and the full video are in Portuguese, with Spanish spoken translation and English subtitles.  El preestreno y el video completo están en Portugués, con traducción en vivo al Español, y con subtítulos en Inglés.  A pré-estreia e o… Read More