Global protests as Brazil’s Supreme Court set to begin landmark indigenous rights ruling

Over 6,000 indigenous people from approximately 170 peoples are protesting at the Struggle For Life camp in Brasilia against the Time Limit Trick. Indigenous peoples from all over Brazil are protesting in a week-long action in Brasilia against the “Marco Temporal” (or “Time Limit Trick”), draft bill 490 known as the “Bill of Death”, and … Read more

New cold wave spreads over Brazil and South will experience frost | The Rio Times

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new mass of cold air of polar origin is spreading over Brazil and will cause a temperature drop from north to south of the country in the coming days. However, anyone who is fond of the cold should not get excited just yet. This cold air mass will influence … Read more

Brazil: European colonial history exposed in landmark court case

Indigenous protest, Brazil April 2018. ‘By painting the streets red, we’re showing how much blood has already been shed in the struggle to protect indigenous territories,’ – Sônia Guajajara, a spokeswoman for APIB (Brazilian indigenous organization). © Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil The land rights of the Xokleng, a tribe that was violently expelled from its territory … Read more

Reflections on fake news — the Michael Jackson case

Reflections on fake news — the Michael Jackson case Fabricated stories have dominated the public discourse about Jackson for decades, but now we can push back Manu Bezamat Fake news is one of the biggest social phenomena of the 20th and 21st centuries. The fabrication of narratives scarcely based on facts (if based at all) has been used to … Read more