Air Date: 9–3-2019
Today we take a look at the attacks on the Amazon rainforest and its inhabitants by the fascist government of Brazil and the protests and worldwide boycotts springing up in response
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Maria Luise Mendonca lays it all out about the corruption from Bolsonaro and global corporations that has led to the amazon's destruction.
Guardiola and Daniel discuss the policies behind the Amazon's destruction and Bolsonaro's capitalist imperialism.
Michael Brooks breaks down just how messed up the burning Amazon situation is.
Glenn Greenwald breaks down the corruption in Brazil and how its getting worse.
Brian Mier discusses the terror of dark skies during the middle of the day from fires a thousand miles away.
A summary of the protests in response to the amazon fires.
There are massive fires and massive protests for the Amazon.
Ch. 10: Justice or revenge? - Alan from Connecticut
Ch. 11: Supporting independent media and getting involved - Nancy from San Francisco
Ch. 12: Capitalism and the corporate structure vs conservation of nature - V from Central New York
Ch. 13: Final comments on capitalism and the corporate structure as a cancer on nature
Participate in "Act for the Amazon" protests, Thursday, September 5th
If you eat meat, east LESS of it and BOYCOTT Brazilian beef companies (Marfrig Global Foods, JBS, and Minerva Foods) that also operate and produce beef brands in the US (Note: The US banned fresh beef imports from Brazil in 2017, but these Brazilian companies produce US beef brands too. Don't support them.) Details in activism blog post.
Commit yourself to the CLIMATE MOVEMENT: take part in the Global Climate Strike on 9/20-27th
EDUCATE YOURSELF & SHARE
Brazilian indigenous peoples propose boycott (The Ecologist)
Here's what you can do to help the burning, ravaged Amazon rainforest (Business Insider)
Brazilian indigenous people speak out as Amazon fires rage (PBS Newshour)
Naomi Klein: The Amazon Is on Fire—Indigenous Rights Can Help Put It Out (Common Dreams via Boston Globe)
Brazilian businesses fear backlash over Amazon crisis (Financial Times)
Written & curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Chilvat - Lillehammer
- Denzel Sprak - CloudCover
- Banjo - Grey River
- Heather - Migration
- Flattered - Delray
- Vibrant Canopy - Origami
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Source: Frame from "Carbon monoxide from Amazon fires.gif," NASA
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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