3 Years of Impunity – Letter to the world by a victim of the crime of Mariana, Brazil

by Giuseppe Orlandini and Mirella Lino This is a "Letter to the world" by Mirella Lino, a resident of Mariana, written three years after the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster, when an iron ore tailings dam suffered a catastrophic failure, flooding a vast area of Brazil with toxic mud. Her words convey the consequences on personal and … Continue reading 3 Years of Impunity – Letter to the world by a victim of the crime of Mariana, Brazil

Bolsonaro Calls for Carnage and Environmental Holocaust in Brazil

by Felipe Milanez Brazil's extremist candidate in the upcoming presidential elections feeds hate, promises to arm murderers, and plots a massive land grab in the Amazon ― one that would amount to genocide and ecocide. This article first appeared in Carta Capital. It was translated and updated. The assassination of peasant leader Aluisio Sampaio on … Continue reading Bolsonaro Calls for Carnage and Environmental Holocaust in Brazil

Segunda Convocatoria para el III Congreso Latinoamericano de Ecología Política (18-20 marzo 2019)

(English version further below // Versão en Português mais abaixo) Segunda convocatoria para presentar trabajos -- III Congreso Latinoamericano de Ecología Política INSURGENCIAS DECOLONIALES Y HORIZONTES EMANCIPATORIOS: ECOLOGÍA POLÍTICA Y LIBERACIÓN Salvador, Bahia, Brasil | 18-20 marzo de 2019 La Red Latinoamericana de Ecología Política, a través del Comité Organizador del III Congreso Latinoamericano de Ecología … Continue reading Segunda Convocatoria para el III Congreso Latinoamericano de Ecología Política (18-20 marzo 2019)

More Shamans, less intolerance! An Indigenous Manifesto at Berlin Film Festival

by Felipe Milanez The premier of the movie Ex-Shaman by Luiz Bolognesi at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival becomes the occasion for spreading a manifesto by Indigenous People of Brazil denouncing racism, violence and the loss of traditional knowledge: Shamans must exist and be respected, before it is too late, the world is devoid … Continue reading More Shamans, less intolerance! An Indigenous Manifesto at Berlin Film Festival

Xingu, the clamor coming from the forest in Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival

By Barbara Arisi & Felipe Milanez * Much to the chagrin of ranchers and agribusiness, one of Rio de Janeiro’s popular samba schools, Imperatriz Leopoldinense, is making visible the terrible consequences of agribusiness and hydropower dams on the Xingu Indigenous Park in this year’s Carnival. It’s the biggest party on earth. The greatest multitude of … Continue reading Xingu, the clamor coming from the forest in Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival

International Conference of Agrarian Reform: Marabá Declaration

A declaration by 130 representatives of La Via Campesina member organizations and allies against agribusiness and towards a global land reform for landless peasants, the working class and for all of society. Signed on 17 April 2016, Day of Peasants' Struggle in Marabá, Brazil. Who are we? People who struggle for territory We are more than … Continue reading International Conference of Agrarian Reform: Marabá Declaration

Letter from the Munduruku in the Brazilian Amazon

"We Munduruku, descendants of our ancestors, who survived and still survive these days, are still subjected to genocide. Without the land rights that guarantee our survival, we are left with only the right to die. Our blood shed on this sacred land cries out for justice until the new millennium." The international conference 'Undisciplined Environments' organized … Continue reading Letter from the Munduruku in the Brazilian Amazon

‘Never seen it so bad’: violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon

Violence has been legitimized as a normal part of politics. It has become informally “acceptable”. I’ve never seen, working for the past 10 years in the Amazon, a situation so bad.  Last week ENTITLE fellow Felipe Milanez was interviewed by the Guardian regarding the persistent wave of violent dispossession and the ensuing “humanitarian catastrophe” taking … Continue reading ‘Never seen it so bad’: violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon

War and cover up in the Amazon

FUNAI, Brazil's National Indigenous Foundation, is accused of ignoring a serious conflict between two indigenous tribes in the Amazon. Two hours after the original version of this text was published in Carta Capital, FUNAI informs about first contact omitting information about massacre. A “tribal war,” following the omission of the state, reportedly provoked a massacre of members of the … Continue reading War and cover up in the Amazon