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UK: Stating that Brazilian legal proposal is a “manoeuvring in the courts to outright erase the Indigenous land rights”, Greenpeace call on companies to stop buying from suppliers involved in deforestation

"Indigenous Peoples are fighting for their rights in Brazil’s capital. Here’s why a win for them is a win for all of us", 25 August 2021

...The “Fight for Life” (“Luta pela vida”) Camp has brought together up to 6,000 Indigenous leaders and activists from all regions of the country to protest the government’s anti-Indigenous policies and rollbacks on protections for their lands and lives...The current Brazilian government has an explicitly anti-Indigenous agenda, abandoning Indigenous communities as they face invasions from land grabbers, miners, and loggers. This week is critical because the Brazilian Supreme Court will rule on a legal case that could severely limit Indigenous land rights. The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples has said that this case could legitimise violence against Indigenous Peoples and inflame conflicts in the Amazon rainforest and other areas...These laws are being pushed by industrial agriculture and other sectors like mining, interested in removing Indigenous Peoples from their land to set up plantations and mines...Now, the far-right industrial agriculture lobby in Brazil is trying to use legal manoeuvring in the courts to outright erase the Indigenous land rights outlined in the Constitution...Tesco is the worst supermarket in the UK for forest destruction. It makes great play of the fact that it no longer buys Brazilian beef, but what it doesn’t address is the fact that Tesco is still buying chicken and pork from Moy Park and Pilgrim’s Pride. Moy Park and Pilgrim’s Pride are UK companies owned by Brazilian meat giant JBS, a company notorious for its role in forest destruction that is benefitting from the Brazilian government’s radical agenda. Until Tesco drops JBS and its subsidiaries, it’s impossible for the supermarket to claim it takes deforestation seriously...

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