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by Elmar Stellnberger

Mounting Violence by Brazil's Criminal Miners

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Source: info,
Language: en,
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Last weekend, tens of thousands of Brazilians took the streets in more than 200 cities and towns to decry their government's disastrous handling of the coronavirus pandemic and assault on environmental protections. In São Paulo alone, an estimated 80,000 people took to the streets, in loud, masked, social-distanced protest and resistance. On May 26, a major Federal Police operation to remove illegal gold miners from Munduruku Indigenous Territory turned violent, as armed miners first attacked a police outpost and then turned their fury upon the Munduruku themselves, attacking a village, firing shots, and targeting key leaders. Two houses were set ablaze, according to a statement from the Munduruku's Ipereg Ayu Movement. On May 30th, after a broad mobilization of legal action, including support from the Association of Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples (APIB) and parliamentarians allied to the cause, a high court gave the federal government a deadline of 24 hours to redeploy security forces to the municipality of Jacareacanga. However, according to local sources, there are no indications yet of a resumption of the operation or increased security in the region. A group of illegal miners, known as garimpeiros, attempted to overrun a police base and plunder equipment. These brazen moves were a show of strength from well-financed criminal networks with the backing of corrupt local politicians and businessmen and the high-level support of the Bolsonaro regime. Bolsonaro stated to visit an illegal mining operation: “We are not going to arrest anyone. This will not be an operation to punish irregular miners. I want to talk to people, [learn] how they live there. To start to get a sense of how much gold is produced,” he said. U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry is currently in negotiations with Brazil's Minister of Environment over the future of the Amazon. Amazon Watch and allies have monitored this escalating threat closely, acting quickly to pressure U.S. leaders to act before tragedy struck in Munduruku communities. Two months ago twelve U.S. Representatives wrote to the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil. To date, the letter has not received a response from the Ambassador. Unfortunately, public statements from the U.S. government about the Munduruku situation or others, like the assault on Yanomami territory, are still lacking. There should also be an in-depth criminal investigation into the supply chains that allow for illegal exploitation of gold and timber on indigenous lands of the Amazon, and their export to the United States, Europe, and other countries.



Gewaltausbruch durch kriminelle Garimpeiros in Brasilien

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: de,
Type:
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Am vergangenen Wochenende gingen zehntausende Brasilianer in mehr als 200 Städten auf die Straße, um den katastrophalen Umgang ihrer Regierung mit der Coronavirus-Pandemie und deren Angriffe auf den Umweltschutz anzuprangern. Allein in São Paulo gingen schätzungsweise 80.000 Menschen in lautem, maskiertem, sozial distanziertem Protest und Widerstand auf die Straße. Am 26. Mai wurde die Operation der Großen Bundespolizei zur Entfernung illegaler Goldminenarbeiter aus dem indigenen Territorium Munduruku gewalttätig. Bewaffnete Bergleute griffen zuerst einen Polizeiaußenposten an und richteten dann ihre Wut auf die Munduruku selbst, griffen ein Dorf an, feuerten Schüsse ab und zielten auf wichtige Führer. Laut einer Erklärung der Ipereg-Ayu-Bewegung der Munduruku wurden zwei Häuser in Brand gesteckt. Am 30. Mai setzte das Oberste Gericht der Bundesregierung nach einer breiten Mobilisierung, einschließlich der Unterstützung durch den Verband der indigenen Völker Brasiliens (APIB) und mit der Sache verbündete Parlamentarier, rechtlicher Schritte und der Bundesregierung eine Frist von 24 Stunden, um Sicherheitskräfte in die Gemeinde von Jacareacanga zu verlegen. Hinweise auf eine Wiederaufnahme des Betriebs oder eine erhöhte Sicherheit in der Region gibt es nach Angaben lokaler Quellen jedoch noch nicht. Eine Gruppe illegaler Bergleute, sogenannte Garimpeiros, versuchte, einen Polizeistützpunkt zu überfallen und Ausrüstung zu plündern. Diese dreisten Schritte waren eine Demonstration der Stärke gut finanzierter krimineller Netzwerke mit Unterstützung korrupter Lokalpolitiker und Geschäftsleute und der hochrangigen Unterstützung des Bolsonaro-Regimes. Bolsonaro erklärte, einen illegalen Bergbaubetrieb zu besuchen: „Wir werden niemanden verhaften. Dies wird keine Operation sein, um irreguläre Bergleute zu bestrafen. Ich möchte mit den Leuten reden, [lernen], wie sie dort leben. Um ein Gefühl dafür zu bekommen, wie viel Gold produziert wird“, sagte er. Der US-Klimabotschafter John Kerry verhandelt derzeit mit dem brasilianischen Umweltminister über die Zukunft des Amazonas. Amazon Watch und Verbündete haben die eskalierende Bedrohung beobachtet und schnell gehandelt, um US-Führungskräfte zum Handeln zu bewegen, bevor die Menschen in Munduruku-Gemeinden getroffen würden. Vor zwei Monaten schrieben zwölf US-Vertreter an den US-Botschafter in Brasilien. Bis heute hat der Botschafter keine Antwort auf das Schreiben erhalten. Leider fehlt immer noch eine öffentliche Erklärungen der US-Regierung über die Situation im Munduruku Territorium oder andere, wie wegen dem Angriff auf das Gebiet der Yanomami. Es sollte auch eine eingehende strafrechtliche Untersuchung der Lieferketten geben, welche die illegale Ausbeutung von Gold und Holz auf indigenem Land des Amazonas und deren Export in die Vereinigten Staaten, Europa und andere Länder ermöglicht.



Clima y Medio Ambiente

Category: general,
Source: info, action,
Language: es,
Type:
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Los países del G7 y Corea del Sur acordaron poner fin a su apoyo financiero para el desarrollo del carbón en el extranjero, el combustible fósil más sucio. Para cumplir con el objetivo de 2030, las emisiones globales deben reducirse en un 45% hasta 2030. La única nación industrial que todavía está ampliando sus capacidades de carbón es China. Sin un objetivo de reducción adecuado para 2030, el objetivo a largo plazo de China de convertirse en carbono neutral hasta 2060 carece de credibilidad y esto debería abordarse hasta la cumbre de Glasgow en noviembre. También hay otras gotas de amargura como los planes para una mina de carbón en Cumbria, Inglaterra o una concesión para permitir la financiación del carbón en circunstancias limitadas para Japón. Sin embargo, se puede considerar una victoria que Japón esté a bordo porque es el principal competidor de China en la financiación de plantas de carbón montadas en el extranjero, plantas con mayor eficiencia que los de China. Joe Biden otorgó el proyecto de desarrollo petrolero “Willow” en Alaska que produciría 160.000 barriles por día durante 30 años. La IEA (Agencia Internacional de Energía) advirtió que los gobiernos deben desistir de los nuevos desarrollos de combustibles fósiles para mantener el calentamiento global por debajo del 2°. Como el clima se está calentando más rápido que el promedio en el Ártico, será necesario instalar dispositivos de enfriamiento para evitar que el suelo de permafrost se deshela para el proyecto Willow.

otras noticias / peticiones: ensalada de frutas venenosas: el acuerdo del Mercosur fomentará la exportación de pesiticidas prohibidos en la UE hacia Brasil y la reimportación de frutas rociadas con estos productos químicos. Después de feroces protestas, el PNUD de Columbia ha desestimado su asociación con la compañía petrolera Geopark que financia a grupos paramilitares que matan a personas. petición: Juicio contra derrame de petróleo, Ecuador, USA: Walk for our Grandchildren.




Clima e Meio Ambiente

Category: general,
Source: info, action,
Language: pt,
Type:
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Os países do G7 e a Coréia do Sul concordaram em encerrar seu apoio financeiro ao desenvolvimento do carvão no exterior, o combustível fóssil mais sujo. Para cumprir a meta de 2030, as emissões globais devem ser reduzidas em 45% até 2030. O único país da indústria que ainda está expandindo suas capacidades de carvão é a China. Sem uma meta de redução adequada para 2030, a meta de longo prazo da China de se tornar neutra em carbono até 2060 carece de credibilidade e isso deve ser abordado até a cúpula do clima em novembro em Glasgow. Existem também outras gotas de fel, como planos para uma mina de carvão em Cumbria, Inglaterra, ou uma concessão para permitir o financiamento de carvão em circunstâncias limitadas para o Japão. No entanto, pode ser considerado um êxito, o fato de o Japão estar a bordo, pois é o principal concorrente da China no financiamento de usinas de carvão no exterior, usinas com maior eficiência do que os da China. Joe Biden concedeu ao projeto de desenvolvimento de petróleo “Willow”, no Alasca, que produzir 160.000 barris por dia durante 30 anos. A IEA (Agência Internacional de Energia) alertou que os governos devem desistir de novos desenvolvimentos de combustíveis fósseis para manter o aquecimento global abaixo de 2°. Como o clima está esquentando mais rápido do que a média no ártico, dispositivos de resfriamento precisarão ser instalados para o projeto Willow para evitar que o solo do permafrost escorra.

outras notícias / petições: salada de frutas venenosas: o acordo do Mercosul fomentar a exportação de pesiticidas proibidos na UE para o Brasil e a reimportação de frutas embebidas nesses produtos químicos. Após protestos ferozes, o PNUD Columbia rejeitou sua parceria com a petrolífera Geopark, que financia grupos paramilitares que matam pessoas. petição: Ação judicial contra derramamento de óleo, Equador, USA: Walk for our Grandchildren.




Climate and Environment

Category: general,
Source: info, action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The G7 countries and South Korea have agreed to end their financial support for coal development overseas, the dirtiest fossil fuel. In order to meet the 2030 target global emissions must be cut by 45% until 2030. The only industry nation which is still expanding their coal capabilities is China. Without a proper reduction target for 2030 China´s long term goal to become carbon neutral until 2060 lacks credibililty and this should be addressed until the cliamte summit in November in Glasgow. There are also other caveats like plans for a coalmine in Cumbria, England or a grant to allow financing coal under limited circumstances for Japan. However it can be considered a winning that Japan is on board because it is a main competitor for China in financing coal overseas mounting coal plants with higher efficiency than China. Joe Biden has granted the oil development project “Willow” in Alaska that would produce 160.000 barrels per day for 30 years. The IEA (International Energy Agency) has warned that governments must desist from new fossil fuel developments in order to keep global warming below 2°. As the climate is heating faster than average in the arctic cooling devices will need to be installed in order to prevent the permafrost soil from dewing for the Willow project.

other news/petitions: poisonous fruit salad: the Mercosur agreement will foster the export of forbidden pesiticides from the EU to Brazil and the reimport of fruits doused with these chemicals. After fierce protests the UNDP Columbia has dismissed their partnership with the oil company Geopark financing paramilitaric groups killing people. petition: Oil Spill Lawsuit, Ecuador, USA: Walk for our Grandchildren.