The Noise From Brazil

Hi

As you may or may not know, there’s going to be some kind of football thing happening in Brazil shortly. Some people have denounced protesters who are pointing out that the government’s clearing of slums and crushing of any opposition is a bad thing, saying that they’re spoiling the event.

Since the spotlight’s focussed on Brazil at the moment, now seems like as good a time as any to highlight a few things that action needs to be taken. These are web actions, which can achieve some amount of difference, even though action pod is about taking direct action and affecting actual change, rather than pressing buttons and making virtual change. Still, if enough people get behind these campaigns, online and in the real world, things can happen to improve the situation. Check this out first: http://amnesty.org.uk/resources/local-groups-activity-pack-june-2014-brazil-world-cup-and-human-rights?fb_action_ids=10152036790517315&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=.U4uuZ0nlx0s.like&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

 

Riot police break up protest at death of Douglas Rafael Pereira da Silva, 24 April 2014 © AP

Riot police break up protest at death of Douglas Rafael Pereira da Silva, 24 April 2014 © AP

Also, down in the Amazon basin, there’s this going on, so you might want to sign: http://uk.whales.org/campaigns/stop-illegal-killing-of-river-dolphins

river-dolphin-infographic

Don’t destroy the dolphins.

These aren’t the only issues, of course. We’ll keep updating this with the results as they come in, rather than just leaving things as a cut and dry issue. There are many more problems in the country to resolve – go out and find out more for yourself and do something about them!

Cheers!

The Action Pod Team

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