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Stop further tragedy on the Xingu River
October 10, 2013 | Christian Poirier
Belo Sun No!
Sign the petition to tell the Governor of Pará to deny Belo Sun a license for its destructive gold mine!
Aiming to extract tons of gold from the Xingu's "Big Bend" region, Belo Sun is swooping in like a scavenger, promising to heap further tragedy on local communities and a declining ecosystem. You can read more about Belo Sun's looming criminal intentions here.
October 8, 2013 | Christian Poirier
Join the worldwide chorus calling for justice by urging Brazil's Supreme Court to rule on lawsuits against the Belo Monte Dam!
Brazil's National Indigenous Mobilization featured the contributions of 1,500 representatives made up of nearly 100 indigenous ethnicities, members of quilombola communities whose African ancestors fled slavery to establish independent homelands, and organizations helping to sustain and publicize this critical gathering. The mobilization also included dozens of solidarity actions in cities across the country. Together we combined our abilities to push back against the relentless political tide eroding the human rights of Brazil's traditional peoples, which have come under unprecedented attack 25 years after they were enshrined in the Brazilian Constitution.
October 4, 2013 | Michelle Harrison
It's Time to Fire Chevron's CEO!
Tell the Chevron board of directors to fire CEO John Watson. Since he took over, the company's bad behavior has only gotten worse.
October 3, 2013 | Maira Irigaray Castro
"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."Martin Luther King, Jr.
Take a Stand for Indigenous Rights and Territories in Brazil!
Send a letter to President Rousseff in support of the National Indigenous Mobilization.
The massive national indigenous mobilization began earlier this week with prayers, songs and dance, followed by an assembly with an overarching message declaring, "We did not come here to stand around talking, nor to simply march around the congress. We came here to take action, and to get inside the house that is supposed to be of the people and for the people!" The protesters continued to march peacefully into the congressional building, now heavily surrounded by armed police officers.
Historic mobilization coincides with the 25th anniversary of Brazil's constitution, which affirmed its commitment to indigenous rights
October 2, 2013
Stand with Mayalú and All Indigenous Peoples!
Send a letter to President Rousseff in support of indigenous rights in Brazil!