On #, we remember these timeless words by Brazilian socialist and conservationist Francisco “Chico” Mendes.
A sworn enemy of the landowners, Mendes was an advocate of socialist ecology. He fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest and Indigenous peoples’ rights

The Amazon’s Indigenous people are besieged by gold miners who are bolstered by neoliberal policies. The mercury used for gold separation on Indigenous land is polluting rivers and poisoning fish, which is the main source of protein for Indigenous people. #
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