Brazil is voting on harmful legislation that will eradicate the rights of Indigenous peoples and open the Amazon and other protected areas to unregulated deforestation and exploitation. As Greenpeace has put it, we are indeed in danger of being wiped out of the map of Brazil. This is a crucial moment for all members of civil society to join forces. No matter who you are, which organization or movement you are a part of, the future of the Amazon forest and the future of Indigenous peoples who are its guardians and custodians, depend on everyone’s involvement. This issue is too serious to be only a matter of concern of environmentalists or human rights advocates. If we want to keep this planet viable for future generations and prevent another genocide against Indigenous people in Brazil, we need to mobilize people from all over the world to show the Brazilian government that the international community is watching.
If you work in an NGO, are part of a social movement, or are otherwise involved in any kind of civil society organizations, we need your help in spreading the word about this campaign and in putting pressure on the government of Brazil and of other countries to intervene against the passing of Marco Temporal, PL 490, and other harmful legal bills. Here is what you can do: