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."