Posts Tagged ‘Canutama’
Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Indigenous Mura people in Canutama, Brazil painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle against logging companies, who are destroying the rainforest with the support of the fascist Bolosonaro regime.
More than 18,000 Mura people live in Amazonas state, the largest state in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.
Logging companies have cleared away an area the size of several football fields near their village, leaving a broad dirt hole in the ground pockmarked by the treads of heavy machinery.
“With each passing day, we see the destruction advance: deforestation, invasion, logging,” said Handerch Wakana Mura, one of several leaders of a tribal clan of more than 60 people. (more…)