Photo: Massive fires continue to ravage the Amazon rainforest By Jakob Stein On the weekend of August 10, the latifundio (large landlords) promoted a political action known as “Dia do Fogo” or “Day of Fire,” in which a coordinated series of fires were set to promote the clearing of large sections of the Amazon rainforest for ranching and cattle grazing, as well as other destructive … Continue reading BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon
Photo: Large banner from demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, reads “Bolsonaro enemy of education” By Jakob Stein On August 13 the people of Brazil took to the streets in 26 states and the federal capital for a National Education Strike. The protests were called in opposition to the anti-people policies of the reactionary Brazilian government, headed by Bolsonaro and the High Command of the Armed … Continue reading BRAZIL: National Education Strike Sweeps 200 Cities
Foto: El cartel en español, “¡No a imponer límites a nuestros recursos de salud indígenas!” Por Ginés En el mes pasado, el pueblo indígena de Brasil ha tomado varias acciones audaces para defenderse en contra de los ataques hacia la Secretaría Especial de la Salud Indígena (o el SESAI, el acrónimo brasileño) que incluye demostraciones, barricadas y ocupaciones de edificios gubernamentales. Antes, la administración de … Continue reading Brasil: El Pueblo Indígena Resiste los Ataques Hacia el Cuidado de Salud
By Jakob Stein On July 23, dozens of armed prospectors raided a Wajãpi indigenous village in the state of Amapá and murdered village leader Emyra Wajãpi. The National Indian Foundation (Funai) declined to confirm the details of the chief’s death, however the other villagers reported that the 68-year-old leader was stabbed in the woods while returning to the village and thrown in a river. Fascist … Continue reading BRAZIL: Prospectors Invade Indigenous Land, Murder Village Leader
Por Gusto Ortiz Incendiaryrecibió esta foto de Austin, TX, dice “Bajo con Bolsonaro y el Imperialismo Estadounidense, Apoya la Lucha en Brasil” y se acompaña un martillo y una hoz. El presidente fascista, Jair Bolsonaro, volvió a aparecer en los titulares cuando asistió al partido final de la Copa América entre Brasil y Perú, y se encontró con abucheos de la multitud cuando él y … Continue reading AUSTIN: ¡Bajo con Bolsonaro y el Imperialismo Estadounidense!
Photo: Police raiding the Complexo da Maré in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro This article was originally published on Dem Volke Dienen. Some changes have been made for clarity. On July 31, residents of the Complexo da Maré in Rio de Janeiro’s North Zone, experienced another day of terror and fear at the hands of the Witzel government’s repressive troops. Early in the day, agents from … Continue reading BRAZIL: Day of Terror by Police in Rio de Janeiro
Photo: Banner in English reads, “No to Imposing Limits on Our Indigenous Health Resources!” By Jakob Stein Over the past month, the Indigenous people of Brazil have taken several bold actions to fight back against attacks on the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (Sesai), including demonstrations, roadblocks, and occupations of government buildings. Earlier this year, the Bolsonaro administration announced its plan to dismantle Sesai, the … Continue reading BRAZIL: Indigenous People Resist Attacks on Healthcare