July 14 2019 - A woman deplatforms famous Brazilian Catholic priest Marcelo Rossi, who has previously called homosexuality a disease (to clarify, because people are apparently easily confused: she didn’t push him because of that remark, but it’s still funny). [video]
Why is no one talking about what happened in São Paulo yesterday?
The sky turned completely black around three in the afternoon partly because of smoke coming from the Amazon rainforest, WHICH IS 2300 KILOMETERS AWAY FROM THE CITY, where the government has greatly increased the amount of land being burned for profit. People are getting sick, animals are dying, native territory is being lost to the flames.
This is what the sky looked like in my city yesterday, in the early afternoon.
It got so dark so fast the city had to turn on the lamp posts and night lighting.
Please talk about this. Reblog this post, non-brazilians especially.
EDIT : i made this post on tuesday the 20th when this was getting absolutely no media coverage whatsoever. stop telling me people are talking about it now. i know.
There’s a fire in the brazilian National Museum, in Rio de Janeiro. The flames seem to have reached everything. The Museum turned 200 years old in 2018 and it had over 20 million items, including the oldest human skeleton ever found in the Americas (over 11.000 years old). The Museum was also the house of the royal family when they came to Brazil as a colony, and the residency of the emperial family after that. This week, on September 7th, we celebrate the brazilian independency, which was signed in that building. I can’t put in words how sad I am, or how huge this loss is for Brazil and for humanity. The government has been cutting funds from education and culture, which includes most of the money for the Museum’s maintance. This tragedy is very simbolic of the crisis Brazil is facing in many forms. Our history is burning to the ground, and this is no accident.
brazil is electing a guy who LITERALLY used the same slogan as hitler. (he used the exact same fucking words replacing ‘deutsch’ with ‘brazil’) if you thought trump was bad you have no single fucking idea whats going on here. i just want to cry. i cant shake the feelings im about to die. history repeats itself and we are on the edge of another dictatorship
please help spread the word about the indigenous genocide happening in Brazil TODAY
"Brazilian Supreme Court is about to rule an important decision on Indigenous Lands.
Today (June 30th), STF resume the discussion of a lawsuit filed by the state government of Santa Catarina against the Xokleng people, concerning the Ibirama-Laklãnõ Indigenous Land, where Guarani and Kaingang peoples also live.
In 2019, the Supreme Court classified the case with the status of “general repercussion”. This means the decision will serve as a guideline for the Brazilian federal government and all judicial instances regarding demarcation procedures.
The world must watch this judgment closely. The future of Indigenous Peoples in Brazil depends on it."
"Since June 8, 2021, Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous organizations in Brazil have been in Brasilia, the capital, with the Levante pela Terra (Standing up for the Land) camp, protesting against Bill PL 490, which passed the technical juridical board of the legislative house to be approved on June 24, 2021. Bill PL 490 aims to make the demarcation of Indigenous lands in the country unfeasible and to set the year of the Constitution of 1988 as an arbitrary cut-off date for recognizing Indigenous land rights. If the Bill passes, Indigenous Peoples who were not on their land before 1988, due to various factors including forced removal and lack of legal recognition, would no longer have rights to their traditional territories.
The Bill opens the gate for development on Indigenous lands, including deforestation for large scale cattle farming, mining leases, the regularization of illegal subdivisions in the territories in favor of land grabbers, and all kinds of large scale infrastructure such as hydroelectric plants, ports, roads, military bases etc. It would legalize operations that greatly impact Indigenous territories without their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) nor benefit-sharing, and represents a new wave of colonization."
BRAZIL IS AN INDIGENOUS LAND. AND IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN.
THE BILL PL490 IS BEING VOTED TODAY, JUNE 30TH. THE LIVES OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BRAZIL AND THEIR RIGHTS TO THEIR LAND IS IN RISK.
THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO FINISH WHAT THEY STARTED WHEN THE PORTUGUESE INVADED THESE LANDS IN 1500.
please help raising the hashtags #MarcoTemporalNão and #TerraIndigenaFica in your social media. please talk about this.
also check the ABIP (Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil) website for more information on the indigenous peoples situation in Brazil. the website is available in english and brazilian portuguese.
FLORESTA DE PÉ, FASCISMO NO CHÃO! FORA BOLSONARO!
*UPDATE (30/6): "Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court postpones decisive trial; indigenous peoples keep their resistance against the Marco Temporal thesis.
A case that could seal the future of indigenous peoples returns to the Supreme Court's voting agenda in August, when the international recognition of indigenous peoples is celebrated."
Everyone needs to understand whats going on in Brazil right now As you might know, the presidential election is happening here. But you don't understand how serious and dangereous these times are. Theres very high chances that a man named Bolsonaro will win. He is openly FASCIST, and has said that he supports another dictatorship happening. He is openly anti-lgbt, has said many violent things about gays, including that if parents BEAT their children, they could be ''cured from homosexuality''. He is openly racist, has said that their sons will never date a black woman because their were ''raised correctly'', and many other things. He is openly misogynistic, in an argument with a congresswoman, he said that he wouldn't RAPE her because she did not DESERVE it. All of these things were filmed. He has said many other dispicable things. His followers are violent: the election is not even over yet but many groups of his supporters are already harrasing minorities on the streets. As a lesbian woman, i am scared. I am scared for my life. I am scared for my lgbt friends. I am scared for all of the minorities in Brazil, and all people who are going to die. LGBTs are already killed daily. Black people are killed daily. Women are beaten and raped. These are dark times, and we need support.
I have no words to describe the sadness of this moment.
The oldest Museum of Brazil is now on flames, there were more than 20million itens from all around the world on its collection.
Not only that, but the building itself is part of Brazil’s history as the home for the Imperial family for almost 100 years, and in 2018 was the celebration of its 200years.
Sad day for Brazil’s memory, culture and knowledge.
More about the collections and the museum here: