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The hidden reality in Dilma's Forest Code 'veto'

Feature story | June 1, 2012 at 10:20

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff tried to create the illusion last week that she was vetoing the very worst parts of Brazil's new Forest Code to protect the Amazon rainforest. The reality, however, is entirely different.

President Dilma - Veto This Forest Code Hatchet Job

Feature story | April 26, 2012 at 13:49

Following years of intense pressure from the agribusiness sector, Brazil's parliament yesterday afternoon approved sweeping reforms to the country's forest protection law that spell destruction for the Amazon rainforest.

Dilma delivers vague announcement of new Forest Code

Press release | May 25, 2012 at 23:34

Brasilia, Brazil May 24, 2012 - President Dilma today vetoed parts of the new Forest Code but fell dramatically short of the demand by the Brazilian people to completely veto the new law. In an attempt to placate the majority of Brazilians...

Pig iron shipment blocked

Press release | May 26, 2012 at 14:03

Sao Luis, Brazil, May 26th 2012 – The day after Brazil’s President Dilma failed to fully veto controversial changes to the countries ‘forest code’, the Greenpeace ship ‘Rainbow Warrior’ ship is taking direct action in the Amazon to stop a...

Brazilian forest code: the battle continues

Blog entry by Tatiana Carvalho | February 3, 2012 17 comments

At the end of 2011 , before government officials closed up shop for the holidays, President Dilma demanded final approval on the new Forest Code in Brazil. This new proposal condemns the Brazilian forests and is a deal between...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | December 7, 2011 14 comments

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest protection...

Amazon pig iron industry called to account for environmental and human rights abuses

Blog entry by James Turner | May 27, 2012 7 comments

We have stood down our blockade of the pig iron cargo ship Clipper Hope in the Amazon. And have an assurance from the Vice-Governor that the pig iron industry, senior police and legal reps will meet with us to address our evidence that...

Actions speak louder than words

Blog entry by James Turner | May 26, 2012 3 comments

The new Rainbow Warrior is in action to defend the Amazon and its people. Something Brazil’s President Dilma could have done yesterday by completely vetoing changes to the new Forest Code.  From the bridge, I can see and feel events...

Actress Q'orianka Kilcher joins 7 day Amazon action

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | May 21, 2012 2 comments

Actress and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher today joined the Greenpeace occupation of the anchor chain of a cargo ship in Brazil to protest the invasion of indigenous tribal land and illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. ...

Giant fish and small meetings

Blog entry by James Turner | May 10, 2012 1 comment

It’s been a week since we arrived in Belem and during that time I’ve learned more about river fish than I would have during a lifetime back in San Francisco. Well, perhaps that’s a bit hard on the Californian fish scene, but you get...

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