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The Slaughter Continues in Brazil

Update: We wrote recently about the murder of Amazon rainforest activists José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife, Mario do Espírito Santo, who were murdered for speaking out against the illegal destruction of the forest by loggers and others. Well, the slaughter continues. Just after Jose and Mario were murdered, activist Adelino Ramos was(…)

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The Slaughter Continues in Brazil

Update: We wrote recently about the murder of Amazon rainforest activists José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife, Mario do Espírito Santo, who were murdered for speaking out against the illegal destruction of the forest by loggers and others. Well, the slaughter continues. Just after Jose and Mario were murdered, activist Adelino Ramos was(…)

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Brazil: Protest Environmental Destruction and Die

Environmentalist leader Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife, Maria, were murdered this week for speaking out about illegal land clearing in the Amazon. They had reported illegal loggers to police and federal prosecutors, and that cost them their lives. The number of murdered activists in Brazil is staggering. More than 1,150 rural activists(…)

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Beware the forest fairies, David Cameron | Louise Ingram

The government’s planned forests sale is not only flawed environmentally, it breaks the sacred link we have with our land. One autumn, while out on a family ramble, we found a dead oak. Its coarse, flayed bark made crisp curls and revealed holes and channels deep inside. Suddenly, countless ladybirds arrived on bronze wings and(…)

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For sale: all of our forests. Not some of them, nor most of them – the whole lot | John Vidal

Tories have never been treehuggers, but their plans to sell off all state-owned forests are unwarranted, unwanted and unworkable. We now know, thanks to the junior environment minister Jim Paice’s frank evidence to a recent House of Lords select committee, that the government is considering the sale of not just “some”, or even “substantial”, amounts(…)

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