Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tag: Brazil

Exterminating the future: World outcry grows as Brazil rapidly expands deforestation...

New government data in Brazil shows that deforestation in the Amazon has dramatically increased since the far-right former military officer Jair Bolsonaro...

‘Resisting to exist:’ Indigenous women unite against Brazil’s far-right president

“But we are strong, we are resistant. And we are here in this… the 15th encampment, to show to the government, and to all society, that we are alive, that we are resisting to exist."

Trump & Bolsonaro join forces to back regime change in Venezuela...

Both leaders criticized what they called the “fake news” and discussed increasing efforts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from office.

‘This is just the beginning:’ Greenwald on rising state violence &...

"There’s a vibrant left-wing movement coalescing against this, and I have a lot of optimism about the ability to fight against this."

This city made access to food a right of citizenship

A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: End hunger.

Unprecedented new map unveils illegal mining destroying Amazon

"The scope of illegal mining in the Amazon, especially in indigenous territories and protected natural areas, has grown exponentially in recent years, with the rise in the price of gold."

60,000 liters of oil spills from pipeline into Brazilian bay

"It was a leak of significant proportions, with an impact on the mangroves."

Amazon Rainforest deforestation at its worst – equivalent to the size...

While the new data still represents a 72 percent drop from 2004 when implementation of combative deforestation measures were put in place, the increased rate in the past 10 years has many worried.

Strongman: Jair Bolsonaro and the unexpected rise of the far right...

It remains to be seen if Fernando Haddad can rally the country to prevent a Bolsonaro presidency.

Why is the radical right still winning?

What that Protestant Reformation can teach us about the durability of far-right movements – and the order they seek to replace.

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CEO pay is up nearly 1000% over the last four decades

"The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more)."

Did North Dakota regulators hide an oil and gas industry spill larger than Exxon...

“I am disgusted with how state officials and city council members view these threats and deem it acceptable to potentially harm human health.”

Exploiting Russiagate coma, Democrats raped climate movement

Never expect a climate warrior to fare well in a Russiagate party obviously at war with talking about climate.

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Trump administration’s attacks on science already surpass two Bush terms

Trump may have lauded the Apollo 11 mission, but his administration has launched more than 100 attacks on science.