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Health Disaster Strikes Recently Contacted Indians in Brazil

Health & Wellness  (tags: Brazil, uncontacted tribe, rainforest, Jakarewyj )

- 1278 days ago -
An Indian woman from Earths most threatened tribe is fighting for her life after being contacted in Brazils north eastern Amazon rainforest.


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Animae C (507)
Sunday April 19, 2015, 5:53 pm

Taking actions.

T.Y. Dande

Past Member (0)
Monday April 20, 2015, 6:04 am
Only the human can stop the spread of disasters

Nancy C (806)
Monday April 20, 2015, 6:28 am
So sad. Thanks go to Survival and Director Stephen Corry. Damn the illegal logging industry ...Greed has no empathy or intelligence.

Winn Adams (179)
Monday April 20, 2015, 6:39 am
Tragic, beyond words, this doesn't have to happen . . . .

Roberto MARINI (88)
Monday April 20, 2015, 9:00 am
iot is so sad, horrible.

Ben O (140)
Monday April 20, 2015, 9:37 am
Makes me mad as hell...!!!

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday April 20, 2015, 1:03 pm
Noted. So very wrong. Thanks, Dandelion. I see there are actions to take at the bottom, will do what I can.

Birgit W (160)
Monday April 20, 2015, 2:04 pm
Horrible. Please leave those innocent people alone.

Gloria H (88)
Monday April 20, 2015, 5:16 pm
loggers were too cheap to invest in smallpox laden blankets? Sounds like this is attempted homicide or maybe genocide.
a pox on the loggers and all CEO's and stockholders for this corporation. No one is innocent. They knew what they were doing to clear the way for logging.
The interesting thing is that jungles contain the possibility of plants, bugs, etc that could be useful in curing diseases.....for ALL of humanity, not just lumber for sticks of furniture.

Janet B (0)
Monday April 20, 2015, 6:50 pm

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (47)
Monday April 20, 2015, 8:37 pm
So sad.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 12:45 am

Evelyn B (61)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 2:51 am
What are "minor" health problems to those whose systems have developed protection are killers to those who've never needed to develop immunity - AND this is all too well known - so the "invaders" should be held responsible for the harm they have, & are, causing.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 4:29 am
This is horrible and Brasil's lawmakers need to stop this immidiatly to save this AWÁ tribe.

P A (117)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 8:37 am
This is so appalling - and so predictable, as others have noted. When the Europeans came to the Americas a few hundred years ago no-one knew how diseases were spread - but they do now and there is NO excuse!.
Sadly there is only an option to write a letter to the Brazilian government - and I can't print a letter....

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 11:22 am
You are so correct Gloria. Not only are the people of the region being killed off but also their knowledge of these plants. We also do not know what else these plants may cure from study, could be wonderful cures for all sorts of diseases. Even these loggers and their CEO's and Shareholders could benefit from, they are making a few dollars off of something that could at some point save their life or a loved one's life. Yes, all for a few sticks of furniture or to raise some more cattle on.

Val D (34)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 11:44 am
Could hardly look at the photos, let alone read the article. This makes me horribly ill. I still can't believe this kind of genocide is happening. Tears.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 12:33 pm
Thx for raising awareness to what certainly is one of the biggest crimes of this century. Goes right in hand with Ludy's post about the world bank, there you have it. I'm sure Brasilian govt does know and is corrupt as usual, sold out to the corporations.
see related > - Evicted & Abandoned: How the World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect The Poor - Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe

Gene J (290)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 12:57 pm
We just never freaking learn. They have as much to teach us as we them and they should be protected from the myriad diseases we carry along with us wherever we go. I'll never forget this particular movie, a Tom Cruise movie - not my usual fare, but young Dakota Fanning was in it and she is always worth watching. Anyway, the premise was some alien civilization, maybe Martians, had seeded Earth with living, sort of, machines, waiting for the day there were enough of us to harvest I guess (weak premise, I know), but they lost and what killed them was that they were unprepared for the tiniest earthlings - bacteria of all kinds. We KNOW this, we've repeated it through history and still we do do the same things. We are almighty stupid.

RosemaryRannes HusbandHospitalHome (650)
Wednesday April 22, 2015, 12:48 am
I agree with you Dandelion, the wisdom passed from generation to generation about the medicinal properties within the plant kingdom, and the mineral kingdom is invaluable and Sacred. Prayers rising for all.

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday April 22, 2015, 7:21 am
lol....I actually saw that movie myself Gene, also something I don't normally watch so not sure why I had unless it was with my children or something.

Yes, we know about such things but when it comes to greed or the desire by others to have something, the cost of a life is nothing to them.

Thanks Angelika for placing that link on here.....recommend everyone take a wander over. I'll make the link clickable.
Evicted and Abandoned How The World Bank Broke Its Promise To Protect The Poor

Leanne B (46)
Wednesday April 29, 2015, 8:53 pm
Just so sad. Thanks for the links.

ewoud k (68)
Saturday May 2, 2015, 3:03 pm
n fact this is as old as .... Columbus visiting America: disease always traveled with the travelers, and always killed those who hadn't seen the illness before.

In this case there might be some bad thoughts behind the 'discovery' and the contamination: these indians live in a place where forests could be exploited, they're sort of 'in the way'.

So if they could be so good to all die quickly....

Shameful and disgusting.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday May 2, 2015, 3:20 pm
One would hope that the human race would of learned from, as you say, past experiences of this.

But then, as you say, greed has a way of making the human heart grow cold. Then you are right, no Indians no more people standing in the way.
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