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Indigenous Brazil
Brazilian indigenous tribes WILL protest during the World Cup – alongside the Landless Peasant Movement and the Homeless Workers Movement.

Sonia Guajajara, the executive director of the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples’ Association, says racism against them, until recently, was veiled, but now it’s out in the open.

The key issue nowadays is the suspension of land demarcation by the federal government, fearful of antagonizing dodgy politicians paid by the powerful agribusiness lobby.

Guajajara is implacable: for her President Dilma totally ignores their aspirations; “She thinks that we need to consume and have hot showers…But our way of life is different. Quality of life for us means the freedom to keep our territories free from the threat of invasion, so we can keep producing without destroying, as we’ve been doing for millennia.”

 

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