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Brazilian Indians Demand Shell Leave Their Land

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Indians of the Guarani tribe in Brazil have demanded that energy giant Shell stop using their ancestral land for ethanol production

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Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 4:52 am
This is outrageous. Good that the Guarani now have the ability to let the world know of their plight through the internet.This merits a big petition.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 5:03 am
noted, thanks Cal

patricia l (317)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 6:51 am
Shell, get off their land now!

Ellen m (215)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 6:58 am
I hope the Brazilian government listens to global feedback..but even the US is having one hell of a time trying to get Shell out of this country, not to mention the XL and BP.
God jow this world could use a level playing field!

pam w (139)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 8:30 am
Good for them! I hope it works....if Shell spent the same resources developing alternative fuels as they do devastating biosystems....I MIGHT buy stock.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 10:51 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 10:59 am
Noted, thanks!

Bob hardly here P (394)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 11:09 am
thanks for the info Cal

Jon C (4)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 11:16 am
No protection for indigenous people around the world because oil (Shell, BP, Exxon/ Mobil/ Chevron) and agriculture (Del Monte, Dole, Chiquita) corporation evict Indians out of their ancestral land where depend on food and living without government intervention. Remind of American history, European Americans evict Indians out of homeland and their natural resources. Greed and Power of Management in Brazil and US Corporation need trial for crime against HUMANITY and Nature.

They (Corporation) need skin alive (Punished) and be waterboarding for TERRORISM OF INDIANS TRIBES and HUMANITY. LOL

Elizabeth P (99)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 11:45 am
Noted and hoping for the best for the indian tribes.

Sameer Tendulkar (309)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 11:57 am
Noted. Thanks.

Penelope P (222)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 12:06 pm

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 12:41 pm
I believe that indigenous peoples know the value of land they live on and would make a better--i.e., more sensitive--use of it. They would have never been open to this had they been asked for their approval, as they should have been. Given that it is their land, the land of their ancestry, it should be protected by the law against an intrusion, esp. one of this kind -- is there such a law? --, while they themselves should be left alone, to live their lives peacefully. These companies have no respect, neither do they have any scruples: Not only do they encroach on these people's land -- do they even give them a share of the revenue from the crops they grow?! -- and compromise the health of these people, they even resort to threatening them! First nations have always unjustly been victimized... This is an evident human rights violation, and should be stopped, thus I hope this nation will get help and protection it deserves.

surjit s (1)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 1:00 pm
Jon C. Spot on.

Roger G (154)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 1:05 pm

Ginger Strivelli (20)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 1:57 pm
good luck to them the Indians not the robber oil barons.

Patricia E G (53)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 2:19 pm
Action Taken
Thank you Cal

Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 3:47 pm
Good for them! I hope they win. Get out Shell. They never get my money.

. (0)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 3:51 pm
Shell - "destroying more indigenous lands and slowly killing thousands". It fits well with their slogan of "You can be sure of Shell". You can be sure they are destroying the environment and the people on those lands.

Caroline Vimla (16)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 3:57 pm
How could the Brazilian government allow this? Shame on them! But then again most governments in the world today are unscrupulous and shameless! Can't expect everyone to be like Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela who were selfless...

wendi huffman (4)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 4:08 pm
noted & thanks for sharing

Mike S (86)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 6:12 pm
Noted and shared, Thank you Cal.

pam wilkerson (14)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 7:57 pm
NOted!!! SHell, Leave the Guarani tribe people alone in peace!! We need to sign petition to keep the Brazillian goverment out and off their lands for good!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 8:44 pm
how outragious.did facebook

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 12:04 am
poor indians

Ralph F (66)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 12:50 am
Noted. Shell is another Earth-raper that should be dismantled.

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 1:06 am
I understand them perfectly. Maybe we all should ask Shell to leave concidering how they behave around the world. This is not the only country they make negative impact on.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 5:02 am
Noted and shared, thank you Cal.

sarah cushing (6)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 10:31 am
noted, hope they get off their land

Robert O (12)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 11:03 am
Thanks Cal.

Cornelius McHugh (81)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 12:42 pm
There hasn't EVER been a pro-environmental, pro-indigenous people Brazilian government nor will there ever be. They are on a par with the Chinese or Indonesians when it comes to pure, unadulterated rottenness.

alicia m (97)
Wednesday September 14, 2011, 1:42 am
noted, gracias
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