[act-ma] 8/29 Standout at Brazilian Consulate - Thursday 8am

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Aug 27 10:43:36 PDT 2019

For more info on Extinction Rebellion, seehttps://xrmass.org/

      Please join (and invite your organization to join) Extinction
      Rebellion in a

      Protest to Protect the Amazon

        Aug. 29, 2019, 8 a.m.

    Brazilian Consulate

    175 Purchase Street
    Boston, MA

    The Amazon has raging wildfires at a scale that they can be seen
    from space! Since the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, took
    office this year there has been a 39% increase in deforesting the
    Amazon over 2018. More than 1,300 square miles were cut in the first
    7 months of his term. That's the size of Rhode Island! And it puts
    him on pace to deforest an area larger than the whole of Massachusetts.

    Bolsonaro is opening up Amazonia for increased cattle ranching,
    agriculture, and mining. At the expense of indigenous land. "Not one
    centimeter of land will be demarcated for Indigenous reserves,"
    Bolsonaro declared during the 2018 presidential campaign.

    This policy puts the 1 million indigenous peoples and the ~200,000
    animal species of the Amazon at risk.

    Come join us from 8-9am at the Brazilian consulate in downtown
    Boston to let the Brazilian government know they need to respect
    indigenous rights!

    Please RSVP here to let us know if you can come, thank you!


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