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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:23 PM

The Fight Before Today's Amazon Fire -- "We Are Not Animals"

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Unregulated capitalism has always killed nature and all those at one with it.

Unregulated "free" markets drive this.

If we enjoy Brazilian trade, we are not innocent of this destruction.

Alissandra Munduruku is the face of the fight against mindless plunderers' racism, and western capitalism's history.




"You all tell us the Indian is inferior, incapable; the Indian is an animal.

We are not animals. An animal is one who lives [without rights].

They are taking away our rights, our guaranteed rights.

They are taking away our land, delivering it wolves.

And I tell you, who are right here: We will not deliver over our lands. We are going to fight.

The illegal mining is invading our lands.

The loggers are invading our lands.

Our leaders are becoming sick (or sickening) themselves.

Because now, no one can even plant.

Evangelicals are entering our lands to divide our people, steal our culture, and now they want to steal our soul!

And to Bolsonaro, I want to tell you and all you arguers here:

Respect our life!

Respect our territory!

Respect our rights!

Respect our ancestors!

We've resisted since 519 years ago.

Although you've cut at our root, she is still buried there.




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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:43 PM

1. "Unregulated capitalism has always killed nature and all those at one with it."

A clear, concise statement of reality.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 03:20 PM

3. As Amazon Fires Become Global Crisis, Brazil's President Reverses Course

[Bolsonaro's]sudden reversal, after days of dismissing growing concern over hundreds of fires raging across the Amazon, came as international outrage grew over the rising deforestation in the world’s largest tropical rain forest.

European leaders threatened to cancel a major trade deal, protesters staged demonstrations outside Brazilian embassies and calls for a boycott of Brazilian products snowballed on social media.


Doing the right thing for the wrong reason. It's called "leading from behind."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/world/americas/brazil-military-amazon-fire.html

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Sun Aug 25, 2019, 10:51 PM

4. Couldn't agree more!

I'm glad she was allowed to speak and finish what she had to say!

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