For years the strong far right rich farmers mafia have bought politicians and tabled laws to wipe out rights and already granted land titles for indigenous people in Brazil. Finally they have grabbed power and a whole series of laws already proposed are being pushed through now to destroy indigenous cultures and take back all the freedoms, womens rights and progressive measures won by the 95% workers in recent years.
Now as part of the general uprising indigenous peoples have Occupied over 25 buildings of the FUNAI indigenous dept across Brazil
from Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil translated by EarthFirst! Journal shared with thanks Continue reading Brazil: 25 Occupations in Mass Indigenous Mobilization #OcupaFunai
Oaxaca massacre to allow Extractive Looting of the Commons
in English and Spanish original below. By: Agustín Ávila Romero The massacre in Nochixtlán, Oaxaca where 11 people lost their lives, more than 100 were injured and 18 were removed from a funeral and arrested by the Federal Plice, not only shows the grave democratic backwardness of Mexico, where a civilian demonstration is answered with the use of heavy-caliber firearms against social protest despite being prohibited in international protocols; it also shows the inability of the Secretary of Education, Aurelio Nuño, to start a dialogue and carry out an education reform that fully includes those involved in teaching/learning in Mexico.
A market scene in Nochixtlán, the capital of a large indigenous district. The police attack took place on a market day, thereby maximizing the number of civilians present.
But beyond clearing a highway blockade, what are the reasons why the Mexican government would act this way? What hidden and open interests are expressed behind this massacre? Why the cruel federal police attack against inhabitants of Nochixtlán, and why in this place? Here we’re try to get close to an answer. Continue reading Looting The Earth: motive behind racist Oaxaca Massacre.
As the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff moves forward, interim President Michel Temer and his newly appointed ministers are attempting to put a stop to the protection of indigenous lands. Continue reading Brazil Coup: Indians protest Law to “Undo” Land rights Progress by
‘WE ARE FACING A VIOLENT GENOCIDE’
An urgent plea for help has surfaced from the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in southern Brazil, where a local Indigenous activist has accessed various social media platforms to broadcast the current state of crisis, and ongoing genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the region.