You know the bad and ruthless multinationals that destroy the planet? Here, those companies are you. It is you who commission activities that are taken over by companies, which exist in the first place for this very reason. It is to sell the products that you ask for with your support (moral, economic) that harmful emissions, deforestation, colonization, murder, extinction of habitats and species take place. It is necessary to realize that the functioning of the techno-industrial apparatuses is based precisely on this. The ruthless behavior with which companies are carried out derives from the intrinsic characteristics that distinguish all the economic dynamics that we accept and nurture. Putting the blame solely on large multinationals is disempowering and misleading. The sum of individual actions is what triggers in the first place the mechanism of which companies are the material executors. To eliminate a problem it is essential to understand which concepts and attitudes lead us to be complicit in it, so that we can work on it and eliminate it.


Canada: first in the world for deforestation - to pull out bitumen

When it comes to deforestation, we always tend to think of the Amazon. Instead, the king of deforestation is not Brazil but the very civilized Canada.

The international group Forest Watch estimates that in just 13 years - from 2000 to 2013 - about eight percent of the world's virgin forests have disappeared from the planet. This is 100 million hectares, three times the area of ​​Germany that disappears due to deforestation. This means that we have destroyed 20,000 hectares of forest every day.

Who was primarily responsible for the wild saw?

The Brazilians? The Indonesians? No. The Canadians who are responsible for the destruction of about a fifth of the trees felled in the world. That is, in Canada, 4,000 hectares of trees are pulled down every day.

That is the beauty of 40,000 square kilometers in a single day!

Second in the standings, the Russians and third the Brazilians.

The study was carried out by the University of Maryland, together with Greenpeace and the World Resources Institute. Satellite images were analyzed to study forest dynamics
from 2000 to 2013.

The main rate of deforestation occurred around the Tar Sands of Canada, lupus in fabula, around Fort Mc Murray. They pull down trees to take out bitumen and without replanting anything. In other places, forests have also been lost - in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, but Alberta and its Tar Sands which transform the boreal forest into oiled land is the queen of deforestation.

Peter Lee of Forest Watch Canada made this comment on why: There is no political will at federal or provincial levels for conserving primary forests.

And I mean, nobody cares about it.


Today, in Brazil, about two thousand activists live under the threat of ‘pistoleiros’. Among them, Sônia Bonê Guajajara, vice president of the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations for the Brazilian Amazon. The main organization fighting for the defense of the indigenous people, COIAB represents about 450,000 Indians from the Amazon.
According to the Survival organization, a supporter of all indigenous people in the world, 305 tribes live in Brazil, about 900,000 people, and most of the protected territories inhabited by indigenous peoples are located in the Amazon, 98.5% of the total. Between the fifties, sixties and seventies, numerous indigenous people suffered violence, from murder to the theft of land, due to economic activities such as the rubber trade, the construction of hydroelectric dams and intensive farming: unfortunately several tribes disappeared forever.
Despite being constitutionally recognized and having the support of numerous organizations, indigenous tribes are now more than ever under attack from the Bolsonaro government. A desired territory from an economic point of view, for the presence of mineral reserves (a "gold fever" is threatening the existence of the Yanomami people in northern Brazil) and for a strong agricultural interest. The Brazilian president, already in the electoral campaign, flaunted his hostility towards the indigenous people: among his first acts, in fact, he took away the right to manage the lands from the Brazilian Department of Indigenous Affairs, entrusting it to the Ministry of Agriculture: expansion of the lobbies of agricultural owners in the Amazon no longer has obstacles.

Over the past 25 years, more than 1,500 people have been killed in Brazil, in war over land exploitation. Murders that resulted in a trial officer being released. But only one of the principals ended up in prison.


For all Amazonian tribes, the forest is the most precious asset. For all Amazonian tribes, the forest is their home and their life. But whites don’t see a forest, they only see gold. They seek it, they want it at all costs, they demand it and they will cause the death of all. Because if the forest dies, all of us white will die too. We who believe ourselves powerful will no longer have peace. The spirits of the forest have cursed us and our children will live on a dead planet. Is it really worth it to buy necklaces, rings and other gold jewelry, made with the gold found by destroying an entire forest and an entire population? Look at all the jewels you own. How much value will they have when our children die from polluted air and water?
If we do nothing, if we do not try to stop this tragedy then let’s get ready to die soon because of the heat, the violent rains, because of the end of our planet. I know you are thinking about summer holidays, I know you don’t want to read certain speeches, but you need to know that your children and grandchildren will have no future if you too contribute to this gold rush.
Look at these photos. Your jewels contribute to the destruction of a thousand-year-old forest that supplies our planet with oxygen. When this forest is destroyed, what air do you think you and your children can breathe? I know, you like the shimmer of gold. But do you love gold more or do you love your children? Have you answered? Imagine that each of these trees is your son or daughter. Imagine they are killing him. I know it’s a strong image but you have to think about it because that’s what they’re doing. They are taking the air out of your children. Think about it! It is your children who will no longer have water and air. I am telling you and it is already too late.
PLEASE DO NOT BUY OR USE GOLD! And please give gifts that do not destroy the nature and lives of indigenous peoples!

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