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Genocide in North-Eastern Brazil - When Will It End?

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- 1914 days ago -
'Hawk', a member of the Awá tribe and survivor of unfathomable atrocities, tells of his past losses and his future fears for his people and their beloved forest.

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Dawn E (95)
Monday February 25, 2013, 8:17 pm
It's sad that soon all the indigenous cultures will be wiped out by greed. So glad "Hawk" found his family again.

lee e (114)
Monday February 25, 2013, 9:35 pm
Dawn is so right - the empircical countries (ourselves included, of course) have always exploited the indigenous cultures - Columbus being one of the most aggregious of empirical invvaders, and our country's founder - the Pilgrims only to exasperate the lesson -- the Earth must learn from the mistakes of the exploiters and listen to the past and its innocent natives!

Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:58 am
Nothing changes in Brasil; military juntas, left wing. right wing, wing ding every Brasil government is up to its tricks exploiting and ravaging the natural resources at the expense of people like these as the politicians enrich themselves , their families and their hangers-on.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:45 am

Many Feathers (139)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:08 am
what an incredible story... a microcosm of plight of native peoples since 1492

Ben O (171)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 8:02 am
Yes, WHEN will it end...???

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 8:21 am
What a truly amazing and tragic situation. I am sick unto death of the greed of man. We truly are the most hideous cancer of the world. Thank you Cal.

. (0)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:16 am
What an amazing yet tragic story. Posted.

Kathleen B (37)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 1:01 pm
Cal, it doesn't seem to ever end.
If you keep the wage slaves hungry, they'll commit most any vile act for filthy lucre & power. It's true, in the American urban ghetto you can probably find some one to kill a person for $500. Life is cheap.

The cheapness of life to corporate & government is less than cheap - it's free. They can legislate conscription, tax us, imprison us, declare martial law and suspend our rights at their whim.
So while this story is horrendous, it can be retold with a changing cast of characters, from Brazil to USA to Africa and the East, this destruction & persecution are routine and barely questioned.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:55 pm
Terrible! I wish him and his family good luck.

Kathryn Niell (112)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:02 pm
The courage of this man to restart his life after ten years of suffering is truly remarkable. I pray he and his new family will never experience what his former family members did. Let's hope the Brasilian Justice Minister will take steps to protect all the Awa.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:14 pm
when will it end indeed Cheers

Jaime Alves (52)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:41 pm
Brazil is a tragedy in the making.!!

Andreia Capelo (15)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:00 am
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