Brazil: Amazon Land Speculators Poised to Gain Control of Vast Public Lands

Land thieves have fought for years to wreck Brazil’s large system of conserved lands, which protect rainforest. Now the agribusiness lobby is helping them achieve their goal. By Sue Bradford and Maurício Torres In the Brazilian Amazon, the paving of highways makes adjacent forests far more attractive to land thieves, resulting in major deforestation. The…

Zapatistas Urge Scientists to Join in Building a Better World

‘With all the damage that the capitalists have done to the people through their misuse of science, can you create a science that is truly human? Can we work collectively to defend life and humanity?’ In December and January, the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN, Zapatista National Liberation Army, commonly called the Zapatistas) held a…

Remarks by H.E. Evo Morales Ayma to the United Nations General Assembly

Published on Apr 25, 2017 Remarks by H.E. Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, at the High-level event to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (English). The Convocation by the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the “World Conference of…

Standing Rock: Snipers and Infiltrators Quashing Protests

By Joshua Frank The inner-workings and cost of the government’s militant and violent crackdown on peaceful Standing Rock protesters have been trickling in these past few months, yet it hasn’t received the headlines it all deserves. In March, MUCKROCK was provided with an unredacted look at Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security’s EMAC (Emergency Management Assistance Compact) operation at…

In Defense of Land and Water, From Standing Rock to Guatemala

Standing Rock and the struggle against the DAPL and in defense of water have brought Indigenous people together in solidarity from across the globe. By Jeff Abbott,  Truthout via teleSUR The defense of water knows no borders, according to the Mayan Ancestral Authorities, the communal authorities and elders of Mayan towns across Guatemala. This reality…