sing this petititon by Aleksia Plokhii, a young journalist of Ukrainian desdent who had been editing the Millbrook (New York) Record and barely survived incident herself. This is the second Indonesian environmentalist this who has been killed trying to save what it left of his country’s magnificant rainforest.
Death in the Amazon: Brazil accused of protecting trees but not its people
Progress in reducing logging marred by brutal killings of environmental campaigners
Tom Phillips and Gabriel Elizondo in Maraba
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 28 September 2011 21.55 BST
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here’s an excellent report by the New Yorker’s John Lee Anderson : http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/06/murder-in-the-amazon.html
also there’s a new outbreak of piracy preying on the double and triple deck river ferries that ply the Amazon : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/17/brazil-amazon-pirates?INTCMP=SRCH