Time to Launch a BDS Campaign Against Brazil?

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Somehow, the ultra-right-wing Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil got elected as President at the end of 2018 and it’s starting to feel like he and his government don’t mind bringing the planet to its knees.

Within a week of being inaugurated, he instituted legislation that would destroy the rights of Brazil’s indigenous people. This move came immediately after he signed a provisional measure dismantling FUNAI, Brazil’s bureau of indigenous affairs.

They have essentially declared a state of genocide against the first peoples of the Amazon.

And when these people are wiped out, the lungs of the Earth will be leveled too.

Forget the carbon tax.

This is a fight we have to be prepared to support.

The first step would be to try to negotiate or bring this up as a concern with the United Nations, but I’m suspicious that the new Brazilian government would ignore this action.

When/if that happens, we (ie. the rest of the world) must consider implementing a full-blown Boycott, Sanction and Divestment campaign in order to demonstrate to Brazil and Bolsonaro that the Amazon and its peoples are not to be trifled with.

And if we don’t, that’s it for the planet.

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