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Indigenous People in Brazil’s Amazon – Crushed by the Belo Monte Dam?

July 17, 2015 Mario Osava 0

Ethnocide, the new accusation leveled against the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, brings to light deeper underlying aspects of the conflicts and controversies unleashed by megaprojects in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Federal prosecutor Thais Santi announced that legal action would be taken “in the next few weeks” against Norte Energía, the company building the dam, on the argument that its initiatives to squelch indigenous resistance amount to ethnocide.

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Brazil’s MST Pays Tribute to Landless Workers Killed by Police in 1996

May 12, 2015 Armando Carmona 0

Landless rural workers occupy farms in Brazil to fulfill the promises and obligations of a people’s agrarian reform movement and to reclaim a sense of justice. Land occupations in Brazil happen continuously throughout the year, however, the month of April – called “Red April” (Abril Vermelho) – pays tribute and remembrance to the Landless Workers Movement’s (MST) fallen comrades of the Eldorado dos Carajas massacre. […]

Three Months of Attacks on the Working Class in Brazil

April 18, 2015 Sabrina Fernandes 0

One could say that the new Rousseff government began to deepen its right-wing, neoliberal turn with her choice of ministers. In the name of governability, Rousseff opted for raffling the already fragile working-class and social movement base of the Workers’ Party (PT) by nominating people such as agribusiness representative Kátia Abreu for the minister of agriculture, and Joaquim Levy, an economist who ensured that the private bank Bradesco had its most profitable year in 2014, as finance minister.

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