The Future and Impact of Bolsonaro’s Anti-Indigenous Policies

Rute Pina Bolsonaro’s measures will affect at least 232 areas that were with ongoing studies at Funai / Media NINJA / National Indigenous Mobilization The jurist Carlos Frederico Marés analyzes the future of the Indian policies in the government of Jair Bolsonaro The measures already announced and the proposals of the extreme right-wing president Jair…

Indigenous Leader Appeals to EU to Sanction Brazil, Avoid Genocide

Sonia Guajajara, the leader of the Articulation of Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples or Articulacao dos Povos Indigenas do Brasil (APBI) which represents more than 300 Brazilian Indigenous groups, called on the European Union to impose trade sanctions on Brazil to avoid an ecological disaster and potential genocide by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. “We are afraid of a…

Biological Annihilation: A Planet in Loss Mode

Subhankar Banerjee If you’ve been paying attention to what’s happening to the nonhuman life forms with which we share this planet, you’ve likely heard the term “the Sixth Extinction.” If not, look it up.  After all, a superb environmental reporter, Elizabeth Kolbert, has already gotten a Pulitzer Prize for writing a book with that title….

Brazil: Samarco Dam Disaster Surpasses 1,100 Days; Miners Remain Unassisted

Juca Guimarães A local bar destroyed by the toxic mud that flooded down the Doce River after a Samarco dam collapsed in Minas Gerais / Lorena Zschaber The worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history surpassed its 1,100-day mark since the a Samarco dam collapsed in the southeastern city of Mariana, in Minas Gerais state, releasing…

When Collapse Becomes the New Normal

Raúl Zibechi California ‘fire tornado’ had 143 mph winds, possibly state’s strongest twister recorded “We are entering a new normal. Things are not like they were 10 years ago.” Phrases don’t belong to any intellectual, but rather to someone really important: the chief of a California county’s firefighters. They integrate the reporting of the Hispanic-American…

Internationalist Seminar Concluded in Bogotá

Colombia Informa Internationalist Seminar “Uniting Peoples in Struggle”, concludes: “Construction of Popular Power, in the dispute for the hegemony that allows us the emancipation of all forms of domination and the construction of a just society, in unity, in harmony with mother Earth”. From October 6-11, the Internationalist Seminar “Uniting Peoples in Struggle” was held…

Fighting for Their People: Meet Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Warriors

Mark Melnychuk A look at the men who are continuing the tradition of Indigenous warrior societies in Saskatchewan. A soldier’s helmet, a gas mask and a knife feature prominently on a shelf. There are stacks of gun magazines and books for everything a soldier might need in the field, including a survival manual and a…

The Niger Delta in Nigeria: Another Example of Africa on Fire

A-APRP The Niger Delta is a region in the West African country of Nigeria that is known mostly for its vast oil reserves. Like most of Africa, not much more is known about the Niger Delta by most people in the world, particularly those in the West. Equally obscured is the reality that also like…

Prior Consultation and Ideological Kidnapping at the Hands of the Honduran State

OFRANEH Translation by Internationalist 360° After more than two decades since ILO Convention 169 was ratified and a decade after the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples was approved, the State of Honduras is imposing a Law of Prior Consultation for indigenous peoples with which allegedly seeks to “comply” with the commitments made, while dismantling…

Only ‘Collective Intelligence’ Can Help Us Stave Off An Uninhabitable Planet

Nafeez Ahmed The world faces an unprecedented convergence of crises. The ecological crisis, which points to a near uninhabitable planet by end of century if business-as-usual continues, is perhaps its most apocalyptic dimension. But the ecological crisis is intimately bound up with the business-as-usual political, economic, and cultural structures of industrial civilization-as-we-know it. The crisis…

Scientists Warn ‘Earth Could Enter Permanent ‘Hothouse’ State’

A group of scientists has warned the world’s governments about the increasing threat of greenhouse gases and said if changes are not made the planet will enter a permanent “hothouse” state. Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene In a study published in the multidisciplinary scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…