'Clipper Hope' Occupation in Brazil

Photo | 31 May, 2012

The day after President Dilma failed to fully veto controversial changes to Brazil's ëforest codeí, Greenpeace activists occupy a pile of pig iron and industrial cranes near the 'Clipper Hope' cargo ship. A banner reads "Amazonia vira carvao. Brasil desliga essa motosserra. (The Amazon turns to Charcoal. Brazil Stop the Chainsaw.)" The activists are preventing the departure of the ship from the Amazon to the USA, where its cargo of pig iron will be used to make steel for the US car industry. Greenpeace is taking action to expose serious crimes in the production of Brazilian pig iron (an intermediate product in the steelmaking process) including slave labour, deforestation and the invasion of indigenous lands.05/26/2012

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