Monday, July 6, 2020

Tag: Brazil

The next crisis? Losing the Amazon

If too much of the forest were to be degraded or lost, scientists worry that the whole area could be transformed into a savannah.

As Amazonian wildfire season approaches, we must protect the vulnerable forest

Jair Bolsonaro’s aggressive deregulation and exploitation of the Amazon’s resources threatens the entire planet.

Brazil using pandemic as smokescreen for new attacks on the Amazon,...

"The invaders think they can enter the indigenous reserve because of the government agenda."

Statistic of the decade: The massive deforestation of the Amazon

At the cost of over $2,000 per acre—and that is the cheapest I could find—it isn’t cheap, totaling over $30 billion to replace what the Amazon lost this decade.

Monsanto wins $7.7b lawsuit in Brazil – but farmers’ fight to...

Monsanto has long had the upper hand over the farmers who use its products. But the momentum may be shifting.

Brazil announces 60-Day ban on clearing land with fire

"What we are experiencing is a genuine crisis which could become a tragedy foretold with much larger fires than the ones we are now seeing if they are not immediately halted."

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."

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Is US presidential candidate Joe Biden a war criminal?

Joe Biden had supported the Iraq War of 2003. But no one knows why he is running away from the truth.

Protesting where it hurts the super-rich

That 60% of Americans whose wealth is matched by a roomful of billionaires should be working together to fight economic injustice.

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Conservatives Criticize Michelle Obama For Bare Arms, Stay Silent On Melania Trump’s Nude Poses

Trump's wife, possible future First Lady, receives no criticism for nude photoshoots while Michelle Obama is insulted for bare arms.