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    Judi Lynn
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    Activists condemn president Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to defend the forest as his supporters condemn ‘global left’

    Tom Phillips in Mexico City and Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
    Fri 23 Aug 2019 12.58 EDT

    Protesters have laid siege to Brazilian embassies around the world as international outrage over Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to protect the Amazon intensified and supporters maligned critics of the Brazilian president as leftist conspirators.

    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside Brazil’s embassy in central London on Friday with placards reading: “The planet deserves better” and “Our house is on fire”.

    “Bolsonaro wants to destroy the forest … and we do not want this,” one indigenous leader from Brazil told the crowd.

    There were also rallies outside Brazil’s embassies in Mexico City and Paris, where demonstrators reportedly carried banners reading: “Fora Bolsonaro!” or “Bolsonaro, out!”

    More:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/23/brazil-protests-amazon-bolsonaro-failure-protect

  • #123851

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    Surely we can shit can this idiot Bolsonaro. He’s as dumb as Trump!

    I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

    Me

    • #123974

      Ohio Barbarian
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      Where’s a little judicious CIA tinkering when the planet needs it?

      We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

      With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

      • #124106

        jerry611
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        Too busy playing around in Syria and Venezuela for the past 20 years.

      • #126136

        Dragon Turtle
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        Suspect the CIA and maybe other alphabet soup made sure he “won” election so that he could do such things in the first place.

  • #123975

    Ohio Barbarian
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    Bolsonaro’s panicking. His kindred spirits in Argentina were voted out by a margin that shocked him and the Brazilian Fascists, and Argentina’s large and next door. Uruguay has a Socialist government. Bolivia has a socialist government. Venezuela has a fucked up socialist government, but it’s not falling anytime soon.

    And Brazilians can turn against him on a dime.

    France is opposing the proposed EU deal to buy Brazilian soybeans because of this bullshit and Germany will be along shortly. I suppose the EU can just turn to that other large soybean exporter that just lost its deal with China due to the actions of its own stupid Fascist leader, the United States. I hope they do, for the sake of American farmers and to send a message to all who would kill the Earth for short-term profit.

    The Amazon rainforest is more important than not letting Trump take credit for something else he never did.

    We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

  • #124103

    Judi Lynn
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    Amazon rainforest fire: Brazil’s indigenous tribe commits to fight until last drop of blood
    There are more than 18,000 Mura that live in Amazonas state, the largest and best-preserved state in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.

    Reuters
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    August 24, 2019UPDATED: August 24, 2019 08:22 IST

    Indigenous people from the Mura tribe. (Image | Reuters)

    Members of Brazil’s Mura indigenous tribe painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle. Their enemy? The deforestation and destruction of their home, the Amazon rainforest.

    There are more than 18,000 Mura that live in Amazonas state, the largest and best-preserved state in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, according to data compiled by the non-government organization Instituto Socioambiental.

    Members of the tribe showed Reuters an area the size of several football fields near their village, where the forest had been cleared away, leaving a broad dirt hole in the ground pockmarked by the treads of heavy machinery.

    “With each passing day, we see the destruction advance: deforestation, invasion, logging,” said Handerch Wakana Mura, one of several leaders of a tribal clan of more than 60 people.

    “We are sad because the forest is dying at every moment. We feel the climate changing and the world needs the forest.”

    Indeed, Amazon deforestation has surged 67 per cent in the first seven months of the year from the same period a year ago, according to Brazil space research agency INPE.

    More:
    https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/amazon-rainforest-fire-brazil-s-indigenous-tribe-commits-to-fight-until-last-drop-of-blood-1591011-2019-08-24

  • #124318

    Judi Lynn
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    Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro
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    The record number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has coincided with a sharp drop in fines for environmental violations, BBC analysis has found.

    Official data from Brazil’s environment agency shows fines from January to 23 August dropped almost a third compared with the same period last year.

    At the same time, the number of fires burning in Brazil has increased by 84%.

    It is not known how many of these fires have been set deliberately, but critics have accused President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration of “green lighting” the destruction of the rainforest through a culture of impunity.

    More:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49460022

  • #126338

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    Bolsonaro has repeatedly claimed without evidence, a la Trump, that it is NGO’s that have started the fires. Who needs evidence when you can blame something evil that you actually support on your enemy so that it takes the blame.

    National problems (slavery/racism, income inequality, pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war) are not solved with more national sovereignty.

    A CEO, an American worker and an immigrant sit at a table with a dozen cookies in front of them. The CEO grabs 11 of them, then leans over and warns the worker, "Watch out for the immigrant. He is trying to get your cookie."

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