Deforestation in Brazil continues torrid pace into 2020 — Waking Times – February 12, 2020

Deforestation in Brazil continues torrid pace into 2020

Rhett ButlerMongabay
Waking Times

Despite global concern over last year’s catastrophic forest destruction and associated fires in Earth’s largest rainforest, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise, according to data from Brazil’s national space research institute INPE. →

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When Computer Crimes Are Used To Silence Journalists — Activist Post – January 24, 2020

By Rainey Reitman

(Activist Post)  This week, prosecutors in Brazil filed a criminal complaint against Glenn Greenwald, an internationally lauded journalist best known for publishing leaked documents detailing the NSA’s mass surveillance. Greenwald’s prosecution is an attempt to use computer crime law to silence an investigative reporter who exposed deep-seated government corruption. Sadly, this isn’t the first such effort and, unless we stop this drift to criminalizing journalism, it likely won’t be the last. →

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36 Powerful Images of Women Protesters Leading from the Front Across the World – December 28, 2019

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Exerpt from:

36 Powerful Images Of Women Protesters Leading From The Front Across The World

Anuj Tiwar, India Times, Dec 26, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/sag7ycc

Celebrating the power and courage of all the women and girls across the world who have to taken to the streets for their beliefs in gender equality, violence and democratic values.

Here are some images of protests where women scripted the victory saga.

1. Jamia Millia Islamia students protesting against Citizenship Act.

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This Kind Priest Invites Stray Dogs To Mass So That They Can Find Forever Homes — October 28, 2019

By Mayukh Saha

(Activist Post)  Paróquia de Sant’Ana Gravatá hosts a very extraordinary event every Sunday. As the churchgoers attend Mass, the priest brings in dogs who would be acquainted with families. The hope is, someone would adopt those poor animals. A noble deed indeed!

Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes is the head of this church in Gravata, Brazil. And this amazing human being has started this endeavor where he invites dogs from all over the locality to attend Mass, and be at one with God and humanity. The doors of the Church, and apparently the priest’s heart, are always open.

And, it doesn’t need one to be an avid dog lover. One simply needs to be humane enough to understand that dogs are messengers of love and intense loyalty. You might not be a big animal lover, but love comes in many forms- simply accept it. →

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Defending the Amazon, Indigenous Rights & Planetary Integrity — Collective Evolution – September 13, 2019

(Collective-Evolution)  As the Amazon Rainforest crisis persists, our inability to protect our planet poses an existential threat to all of Earth’s inhabitants. As the sky recently turned black over Sao Paolo, Brazil because of smoke (thousands of kilometers away) from the fires that is so thick it can be viewed by NASA space satellites, the world’s leaders were assembled at the G-7 summit in Europe, seemingly more interested in exchanging sophomoric insults than solving the world’s most pressing and urgent problems. According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, almost 73,000 forest fires have been documented this year alone. That’s an alarming 84% increase from what was observed in 2018. →

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Bee Deaths Continue Around the World as Pesticide Use and Toxicity Increases — Wake Up World – August 26th, 2019

By Nikki Harper

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

It has been more than twenty years since the first alarming reports of declining bee numbers began to surface, and thirteen years since the first incidents of colony collapse disorder were reported [1]. Statistics show that honeybee populations in the United States, for example, have declined from around 6 million hives in 1947 to 2.4 million hives in 2008, a reduction of some 60% [2]. →

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The Amazon Rainforest Wildfires, Why Brazil’s President Is Being Blamed, And Its Massive Destruction To The Planet — True Activist – August 24, 2019

(True Activist) Wildfires damaging thousands of kilometres of land are happening all over the world right now. About 21,000 square miles of Siberia’s forests have gone up in flames earlier this month, which brings the worst wildfires in Russia on record. These blazes have shrouded major cities in the country with smoke, including Novosibirsk, and has even crossed the Pacific Ocean sending billowing clouds of smoke to the United States. →

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