Groups denounce threats to the Amazon and indigenous peoples by the current government of Brazil
The MACC (Metropolitan anarchist coordination council), NYC Anarchist Bookfair, Defend Democracy in Brazil Committee (NY) and many groups were present in the First Indigenous Peoples March on Washington to denounce new and more aggressive threats to the Amazon and the indigenous communities by the government of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. The removal of powers of FUNAI, and subsequent transfer of demarcation of lands power to the Ministry of Agriculture, instituted by the new government, gravely puts in high risk the indigenous communities and the Rainforest, with interest by the Agribusiness clashing with those of the original inhabitants of the land, and the forest, already in accelerated modes of devastation.
Many groups called for the rights of the indigenous communities in the U.S. and abroad, and the article below exemplifies some of the groups represented.
“On Friday, January 18, Indigenous organizers took their movement to the Capitol, inaugurating the first-ever Indigenous Peoples March on Washington (#IPMDC19). According to organizer Roberto Borrero, who spoke with Teen Vogue, over 1,000 people representing more than 100 tribal nations marched in Washington, D.C. — traditionally Paskatawe land — calling for policies that strengthen Native sovereignty and recognition of the deep injustices that continue to affect their communities.”
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