«It is the white people who are greedy and accumulate their merchandise! Their thought is so attached to it that if they damage it while it is still shiny, they get so enraged that they cry! They are really in love with it!
So they dream of their car, their house, their money, and all their other goods — of those they already possess and those they desire again and again. It is so. Merchandise makes them euphoric and obscures all the rest of their mind.
If the white people could hear other words than the words of merchandise, they would not want to eat our forest with such voracity.»
– Yanomami spokesman and shaman Davi Kopenawa
NO to Maduro’s Orinoco Mining Arc destruction of indigenous lands in Venezuela!
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