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3/2/20 12:31 P

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Thanks so much for this heartbreaking news. I am working but will read it when I can pay closer attention. It's so important (it's all important).

One thing this highlights is that, of course, destroying land and destroying animals and their habitat is horrific for people as well - particularly people of color and people in "The Global South" (which are almost always one and the same). I am so glad that Extinction Rebellion recognizes this and puts marginalized people front and center in their efforts.

As to advertising, I feel like supporting causes doesn't count? I've talked about some organizations on here that are doing good work - like the Center for Biological Diversity (I'm a volunteer on their "Saving Life on Earth" campaign).

Hard news. Hard times. I hope everyone is finding time and space to grieve and also finding ways to lighten their hearts and keep being on the planet.


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3/2/20 6:42 A

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Brazilís far-right president wants to take away indigenous lands and has threatened to give guns to ranchers -- and now, he wants to open the rainforest to new oil drilling, mining, and even more logging....indigenous communities are facing an all-out assault that could destroy their culture and their home! ... leaders of the Brazilian indigenous are urgently building an epic resistance to save the Amazon. In weeks, they'll lead thousands to march into Brazilís capital to demand urgent action....The Amazon is home to 10% of the species on the planet, sucks in vast amounts of carbon pollution, and anchors weather and rain patterns...." (Text taken from

This article, "Brazil's indigenous communities resist Bolsonaro" from Deutsche Welle clarifies and links to further articles:

Within the article: : Brazilian lawyers implore ICC to launch genocide investigation against Bolsonaro- these communities are at increased risk of violence because "the means of existence of the indigenous peoples are grounded on their relationships to the land, the forest, wildlife and water," and that threats to the forest put them "at risk of falling victim to crimes against humanity."

This article from the World Wildlife Fund speaks simply and about wildlife in particular. I know SP is not a place for advertising so please ignore their plea at the end of the piece.

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