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URGENT ACTION – LET’S CLAIM WITH THOUSANDS OF VOICES “I AM GUARANI KAIOWA” TO STOP THIS PEOPLE’S GENOCIDE

URGENT ACTION – LET’S CLAIM WITH THOUSANDS OF VOICES “I AM GUARANI KAIOWA” TO STOP THIS PEOPLE’S GENOCIDE

1) Write #IamGuaraniKaiowa with a black marker on an A4 sheet of paper, or download this visual and show it on your tablet (to spare paper) ;
2) Take a picture of yourself with it and submit it using our form on this dedicated page:
http://raoni.com/alerte/kaiowa.php.

Planète Amazone (Amazon Planet) is initiating an international emergency campaign that has to become viral. Its aim is to put pressure on Brazil’s current president Dilma Rousseff so that she signs immediately the decree that would provide definitive approval for 22 indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá territories. This would stop the bloody raids and others murders by big landowners who grabbed their traditional lands. 

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Brazil - Petrobras condemned to pay R$100,000 for damage done to indigenous Amazonian land

Brazil - Petrobras condemned to pay R$100,000 for damage done to indigenous Amazonian land

Source: portalamazonia.com
Contamination of soil, waterways and groundwater by oil residue were discovered in indigenous Kumaru territory, Lake Ualá

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POPE FRANCIS MEETS A GUARANI-KAIOWÁ LEADER, SHEDDING LIGHT ON A BRAZILIAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE THREATENED WITH EXTERMINATION

POPE FRANCIS MEETS A GUARANI-KAIOWÁ LEADER, SHEDDING LIGHT ON A BRAZILIAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE THREATENED WITH EXTERMINATION

Unlike during his stay in Brazil for the 2013 WYD (World Youth Day), Pope Francis did not only meet evangelized natives while he was in Bolivia recently. Eliseu Lopes, who secretly came to meet him and has already spoken about his people’s fate before the European Parliament and the United Nations at the end of 2014, was able to talk with the Holy Father, to the great displeasure of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. The meeting took place on Thursday, July 9th, in Santa Cruz, during the World Meeting of Popular Movements.

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Deforestation also destroys the Guarani

Deforestation also destroys the Guarani

source: www.envol-vert.org
Envol Vert supports the Guarani people’s cry for help. Following Valdelice Veron’s first trip out of Brazil, in Paris, Envol Vert supports the Guarani-Kaiowá people’s cry for help, as they endure deforestation and land-grabbing. 

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Amazon Rainforest: the Guarani-Kaiowá’s call for help against deforestation

Amazon Rainforest: the Guarani-Kaiowá’s call for help against deforestation

Source: AFP
We are alive but we are slowly dying”: two Amazonian Guarani-Kaiowá representatives came to Paris to set off the alarm against deforestation and to denounce the dispossession of their land, both of which threaten their future in southwest Brazil.

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Valdelice Veron, spokeswoman of the Guarani-Kaiowa, accuses Brazil of "ecocide"

Valdelice Veron, spokeswoman of the Guarani-Kaiowa, accuses Brazil of

Source: www.lemonde.fr
Driven out of their land by ethanol producers, 300 Guarani have died in the past ten years. She has the sad smile of those who turned their life into a battle. Under her proudly worn Indian headdress, she lets her deep black eyes pierce, filled with rage, anger and frustration.

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Portrait of Valdelice Veron, spokesperson of the Guarani-Kaiowá people in Brazil

Portrait of Valdelice Veron, spokesperson of the Guarani-Kaiowá people in Brazil

She is a mother, a wife, and an orphan daughter of the Guarani Kaiowá chief Marcos Veron, savagely killed by agro-crime in 2003, in Mato Grosso do Sul.

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The impact of agro-fuels on the Guarani-Kaiowá

The impact of agro-fuels on the Guarani-Kaiowá

Bioethanol is one of the three first generation existing agro-fuel branches (agro-fuel being a better term than “biofuels”, which is more ambiguous and suggests that they are organic). It is derived from sugar plantations (including sugar cane plantations in Brazil), then incorporated in fuel up to 5 to 85%.

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"Why do I care", by Valdelice Veron Sommet des Consciences, Paris, July 21st, 2015

Valdelice Veron's testimony for the Sommet des Consciences, July 21st, 2015. She is from the Guarani-Kaiowá people, in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil : “I am an Indigenous woman, proud to belong to the Kaiowá ethnic group. I am the daughter of Chief Marcos Veron, murdered in 2003 like 289 other persons from my people, who were slaughtered by big landowners during this last decade: children, women, the elderly, and men in the prime of their life. I am myself threatened. I take action to protect the tekoha, that is to say the traditional way of life of my Guarani people.

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Genocide of the Guarani-Kaiowá people in Brazil, "no one cares!" : French actor Pierre Richard’s rant

Genocide of the Guarani-Kaiowá people in Brazil,

Upon Valdelice Veron's visit to France and the United Nations, French actor Pierre Richard, supporter of the indigenous' struggle to save the Earth, rants about the international community's inertia, and especially that of French opinion. Mrs. Veron is a spokesperson for the Guarani-Kaiowá people, in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. She came with Chief Natanal Vilharva-Cáceres.

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Valdelice Veron’s testimony (taken from the forthcoming documentary film by Gert-Peter Bruch, November 2015)

Valdelice Veron’s testimony (taken from the forthcoming documentary film by Gert-Peter Bruch, November 2015)

“My name is Valdelice Veron, I am from the Kaiowá ethnic group, in Mato Grosso do Sul. I am here today to relay the cry of our people, the Guarani Kaiowá, and of those who have already fallen in the fight for the land, of those who can no longer speak (…).

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GERT-PETER BRUCH: "Valdelice Veron carries the the Guarani-Kaiowá people’s cry"

GERT-PETER BRUCH:

Source : lepetitjournal.com
The “Summit of Conscience” will take place on Monday at the Elysée and on Tuesday at the Economic and Social Council in Paris as an event organized by Nicolas Hulot among others, and hosting numerous personalities such as Arnold Schwarzenneger, Pierre Rabhi, Prince Albert II of Monaco, or even Marina Silva, to issue a “call for conscience” to the negotiators of the Paris Agreement on Climate, COP21.

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Brazil - government appoints new FUNAI president

Brazil - government appoints new FUNAI president

Source: greenpeace.org/brasil
Although Indigenous peoples had suggested another candidate, it is former senator for PT Amazonas João Pedro who assumes presidency, a job which the Minister for Justice considers ‘the hardest role in the Republic’.

 

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The Guarani Kaiowá people’s tragedy (recounted by Brazilian magazine Epoca)

The Guarani Kaiowá people’s tragedy (recounted by Brazilian magazine Epoca)

Epoca, a Brazilian magazine, recently shed light on the tragic fate of the Guarani Kaiowá people, and it feels like living through the darkest hours of the conquest of the Wild West all over again. The 21st century is far from being less cruel than its predecessors…

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Valdelice Veron, setting off the alarm for the Guarani Kaiowá, victims of deforestation and land grabbing

Valdelice Veron,  setting off the alarm for the Guarani Kaiowá, victims of deforestation and land grabbing

Valdelice Veron is in France from July 20th to 26th, 2015, to meet with authorities, personalities, and French media, as well as to go to the United Nations in Geneva. She is coming to set off the alarm about her people's tragic situation : the Guarani-Kaiowá are harassed by farmers who destroy their lands in the name of sugarcane monoculture, used to produce biofuel.

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Chief Raoni points finger at SESAI secretary and demands that measures be taken for indigenous health in Colíder

Chief Raoni points finger at SESAI secretary and demands that measures be taken for indigenous health in Colíder

Source : Olharcidade
On Tuesday afternoon (28-04), in Brasilia Special Secretary for Indigenous Health Antônio Alves de Souza met with leaders of the indigenous Kayapó people. They discussed the proposal to strengthen healthcare in the Special Indigenous Health District (DSEI) in Kayapó, Mato Grosso. The meeting took place in the Emílio Ribas Hall at the Ministry of Health and was attended by senator Wellington Fagundes (PR/MT).

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Brazilian indigenous leader to address UN council in effort to stop dam

Brazilian indigenous leader to address UN council in effort to stop dam

Source: theguardian.com
Ademir Kaba Munduruku will argue Brazil is violating indigenous rights by failing to consult them about the hydroelectric project on the river Tapajós.

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Oil spill in Amazon Rainforest: Pluspetrol refuses to pay for damages

Oil spill in Amazon Rainforest: Pluspetrol refuses to pay for damages

Source: ambienteindigena.wordpress.com
Argentinian multinational Pluspetrol tried to have its 9-million-dollar fine for not compensating environmental damage caused by its activities annulled. This request was dismissed by the court of first instance in early June, and the firm unsurprisingly announced its intention to lodge an appeal. Pluspetrol has been extracting oil from bloc 8, in the center of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve – jewel of the Peruvian Rainforest and internationally recognized as a RAMSAR site – for nearly 20 years. Many autochthonous communities of the kukama kukamiria ethnic group live there.

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‘Deadly’ trans-Amazon railway sparks fear among tribes

‘Deadly’ trans-Amazon railway sparks fear among tribes

Source: Adital / Survival
A controversial mega-project to build a transcontinental railway from the Atlantic to the Pacific has caused outrage among indigenous people and Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights.

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Amazonian tribes endangered by external contact

Amazonian tribes endangered by external contact

Source : Le Monde / AFP
“We are on the verge of a vast cultural extinction”. A series of articles published in American review Science’s last issue from June 5th, found that entire groups of Amazonian indigenous populations are endangered in Peru and Brazil, due to increasing contact with the outside world.

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