Bolsonaro insinuates his noncompliance with the law if the « time frame » – a strategy for setting a cut-off date of 1988 for indigenous land claims – is rejected by Brazil’s Supreme Court!
A group of around 150 indigenous people carried an enormous symbolic coffin to the steps of the presidential palace in Brasilia and set it on fire. The coffin was inscribed with the word « Genocide » on the top with « Ecocide », « No to the time frame » as well as other slogans on the sides.
Over 6,000 native people from 176 indigenous nations have gathered at the « Struggle for Life » camp outside Brazil’s Supreme Court in Brasilia to demand that the justices rule in their favor and reject the time limit date of 1988, adopted by the Bolsonaro government in 2016 and promoted by the agribusiness, cattle ranching, logging and gold mining sectors.
The justices will reconvene today, September 1st, for a ruling which will either reinforce the protection of indigenous peoples and lands as defined by the constitution or, as Bolsonaro wants, give power to the agribusiness, cattle ranching, logging and gold mining industries to deforest and exploit and extract natural resources in indigenous lands, threatening the existence of indigenous peoples and of the Amazon Rainforest itself…
Please join the struggle of native peoples to keep their traditions and territories alive and in defense of their rights!
More information about the activities organized by the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil are here:
You can help them by donating financial resources to maintain the camp during the mobilization! Thank you!
Here is the link in English and Portuguese:
For more details, please read:NO to the « Time Limit Trick » – An aberration!