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Killings of Brazil's Indigenous Indians Highlight Tensions of Land Disputes

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Brazilian government accused of pandering to agro-business lobby rather than reallocating areas to indigenous peoples


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lee e (114)
Friday August 9, 2013, 7:04 am
Noted - thanks Cal

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday August 9, 2013, 10:12 am
Thank you for the news, Cal. We must try again to petition the government of Brazil to protect the indigenous people who represent an important part of Brazil's history and culture.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 9, 2013, 10:53 am
This is terrible that money and greed comes before the native people

Birgit W (160)
Friday August 9, 2013, 1:00 pm
Indigenous people have to be protected. The big corporations cannot be allowed to do everything they want just for their personal gains.

Roger G (148)
Friday August 9, 2013, 1:37 pm
noted, thanks

Katie K (70)
Friday August 9, 2013, 1:49 pm
They did the same thing to the American Indian. Came in, villianize, murdered, poisoned with plaques and stole all of the red man's land or traded for near to nothing then corporate whitemen took what they wanted and these wonderful people still suffer today. Why some human beings think they're better than others is beyond me. This is all for nothing but greed and to hell with everything and everyone else. Pitiful.

Peta Clarke (30)
Friday August 9, 2013, 6:34 pm
Signed and noted. Brazil has been destroying the Indigenous people's human rights and land rights since the Spanish invaded their land. The Indigenous people have been fighting for a very very long time against the odds.
As I heard one of the Indigenous man say "We have to fight they are killing the lungs of the earth with their greed for our land. I don't want our rainforest to die, because I will die so will they because they have to take a breath to survive too".

Sheila D (194)
Friday August 9, 2013, 7:13 pm
Read and noted with little surprise here. There's no way for the Native Brazilians to survive...maybe that's why they're willing to start a war - they truly would rather die than see their lands suffer. So sad. Thank you.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Friday August 9, 2013, 7:27 pm
N & S wherever there are indegenous people in the way of CORPORATE/CRIMINAL ENDEVOURS, they will lose their lands! It is not only in Brazil, it is worldwide. Indegenous people are not considered "real people" with any rights. It was the attitude of the Europeans 500 years ago and it continues. The America bureau of land management was despicable 100 years ago and still is! Nothing will stand in the path of corporate greed until of course they kill the golden goose otherwise known as Mother Earth!

Debra Tate (17)
Friday August 9, 2013, 10:58 pm

Colleen L (3)
Friday August 9, 2013, 11:02 pm
I agree that it's really a shame that money and greed can cause so much hatred in people. I pray for peace. Thanks Cal

Frances Darcy (124)
Saturday August 10, 2013, 1:05 am
Indigenous peoples owned these lands and the "white man" robbed them of their rights, lives, land, resourses....and it is happening still. Sadly, when this is mentioned to "ordinary "people....they just say"that's old history...we can't live in the past"Yes corporate greed and governments are one thing but they only succeed because most people just don't bloody care or want to know.I got engaged in 1971 but had read about the diamond mines so have no engagement ring... and people then and now laugh at my reason ... not 1 person has ever voiced concern about how their diamonds are gotten.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 10, 2013, 2:36 am

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday August 10, 2013, 4:12 am
Noted, thanks.

Lona G (66)
Saturday August 10, 2013, 7:39 am
Broken promises, again and again. This should be taken to the human-rights courts.

Gloria p (304)
Saturday August 10, 2013, 8:03 am
Thank you for posting. I hope things turn around for the indigenous people.

Marija M (26)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 6:14 am
noted, tks

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday August 12, 2013, 10:46 am
Brazil should protect its indigenous people!
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