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by Elmar Stellnberger

Stand in Solidarity with Brazil's Indigenous Rights Agency

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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The powerful agribusiniess lobby has directed its congressional and judicial allies from the Temer administration to neutralize FUNAI's efficacy by slashing its budget, compromising its independence, and undermining its ability to comply with its constitutional mandate. Mr. Temer has never been voted as president by the Brazilians. Yet his adminstration is slashing FUNAI with similar attacks like Donald Trump is waging against the EPA, the environmental protection agency of the US. Unfortunately indigenous land-titling processes have been frozen by a specious legal opinion issued by Brazil's Attorney General. We call on the Office of Brazil's Attorney General to immediately revoke its legal attacks upon this critical institution.



Giftiger Ölabbau aus Teersand

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: de,
Type:
new
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Bei dem extrem klimaschädlichen Ölabbau aus Teersanden wird aus 3 Tonnen Sand lediglich ein Barrel Öl gewonnen. Das mit Schwermetallen und krebserregenden Kohlenwasserstoffen belastete Abwasser verseucht Flüsse und Grundwasser. Eine Teersand Pipeline, bekannt als Kinder Morgan Pipeline, wird derzeit im kanadischen British Columbia gebaut. Der lokale Protest dagegen ist sehr groß. Mehr als 10.000 Menschen haben in Vancouver protestiert, umgefähr 100 Menschen sind aufgrund der Proteste verhaftet und eingesperrt worden. Protestieren Sie bei der kanadischen Botschaft und fragen Sie Ministerpräsidenten Trudeau dem Teersandabbau ein Ende zu bereiten. Ebenfalls um Hilfe gebeten wurden wir im Süden der USA gegen die Bayou Bridge Pipeline, die gefracktes Öl vom Bakken Shale in North Dakota von der Dakota Access Pipline befördern soll, und die die Wasserversorgung von Louisiana gefährdet. siehe auch unsere letzte Nachricht vom 20.12.2015 unter “neu/new”.



Poisonous Oil Extraction from Tar Sands

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
.
The extremely climate-damaging oil extraction from tar sands requires three tons of tar sand for just one barrel of oil. Huge amounts of wastewater contaminated with heavy metals and carcinogenic hydrocarbons end up in rivers and the ground water. A tar sands oil pipeline, known as the Kinder Morgan pipeline is currently being laid across British Columbia. Local opposition has been huge. Over 10,000 people marched on the streets in Vancouver, and (so far) over 100 people have been arrested for direct action. Protest at the Canadian embassy against the pipeline project. Ask Prime Minister Trudeau to take action against tar sand mining. We were additionally asked for help in the South of the USA where the Bayou Bridge Pipeline would endanger the water supply of Louisiana conveying fracked oil from the Bakken shale in North Dakota and the Dakota Access Pipeline. see also our last message from 2015-12-20 under 'new'.



Indigener Menschenrechtler aus Brasilien unschuldig vor Gericht

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: de,
Type:
new
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Der Ashaninka-Anführer Benki Piyãko ist mit dem Leben bedroht worden und in Brasiliien vor Gericht gegangen. Seine Klage wurde jedoch abgewiesen; stattdessem drohen ihm jetzt bis zu 8 Jahre Haft wegen Rufschädigung.



Innocent Indigenous Human Rights Activist on Trial in Brazil

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
.
Ashaninka leader Benki Piyãko was threatened to be killed and invoked a Brazilian court in order to protect him. However his complaint was dismissed; instead he is now threatened to spend up to 8 years in prison because of reputational damage against his adversaries.