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Brazilian Indians Occupy Congress in Land Protest

World  (tags: activsts, native rights, protection, habitat, environment, ecosystems, humans, politics )

- 1857 days ago -
The Indians are outraged about a proposed constitutional amendment that would weaken their hold on their territories. They fear that 'PEC 215', by giving Congress power in the demarcation process, will cause further delays and obstacles to the recognition

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Christeen Anderson (368)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:39 am
Good for them. Keep fighting for what is right. Thank you.

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:05 am
I'm glad the Brazilian Indians are fighting back! Indigenous peoples have been treated as though they don't exist for much too long. Much attention needs to be brought to their plight because industrial endeavors, and the big government payoffs they provide, usually win out.

Thanks for posting this important article, Cal!

Ben O (171)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:31 am
The Brazilian government; -Shame on you!!!

Ben O (171)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:34 am
Amazon Watch; -Supporting Indigenous Peoples - Protecting The Amazon:

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 1:33 pm
Good on them I hope they stick to their guns People have to fight sometimes against corruption

Gene J (290)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:11 pm
"It could spell disaster for thousands of indigenous peoples who are waiting for the government to fulfil its legal duty to map out their lands."

They are wise to fear it. A good portion of our oxygen comes from the rainforests they are at home in. "Modern" thinkers don't. They only consider the profit to be made, never its cost. They don't even understand its cost to future generation, nor care. Someone has to now and these are the perfect people to make this point. Life here is not owned nor guaranteed, it is borrowed from our children. It would be good to leave some for them I think.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:15 pm

Lisa W (143)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:18 pm
TY Cal, noted!

Lynn D (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:36 pm
Good for them, hope they can hang in their long enough to win! Thanks for article!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:34 pm
i hope they can win

Chrysten Brice (6)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:44 pm
I'm Cherokee, but I pray with my Brazilian brothers and sisters that they fight and keep the Forrest the way she is. We must protect the Earth, she is our mother.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:51 pm
I am Cherokee also, and I stand with them. Good for them!

Jason S (50)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:45 pm
Good posting, thanks

Magdika Cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 9:59 am
thank you

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 1:12 pm
Good luck to all the Brazillian Indians. They need to be strong, and fight. We also should start a petition in order to help them.

Kathryn Niell (112)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 3:01 pm
Ever since Christopher Columbus landed on this continent, the peoples who inhabitated the "New World" have been victimized again and again. It makes me really angry that tribe after tribe succumbs. As each one dies out, another piece of the puzzle of rich human diversity is lost. Shame on us in the 21st century, that we permit this to continue.

Kathryn Niell (112)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 3:02 pm
Oh, and don't forget to boycott the 2016 Olympics in Rio in support of these indigenous peoples!

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 10:53 pm
‘Guarani suicide is happening and increasing as a result of the delay in identifying and demarcating our ancestral land’.

In my estimation, this is murder at the very least, maybe even genocide since the actions, or perhaps better said, the inaction of the government, is having a disastrous effect on the mental and physical health of a particular group, the Guarani. The Guarani of Paraguay were significantly reduced in numbers in the 17th century after European contact.. It seems to me that not much has changed.

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:39 am
The peoples of the world have arisen---the true sleeping giant has become angry!

Anne Woods (23)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 4:53 am
It's their land, and for all of humanity's greater good.

Judith Hand (55)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 8:09 am
Noted. Ah, yes, the country deciding where the indigenous people 'may live'. How thoughtful. Bah! Well, I can only hope that they are generous. Probably more than we.

Melania P (122)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:58 pm
shame on the brazilian government!
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