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Elsewhere in the world, this is what is happening to unarmed people.

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by jimwsea, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Amid Federal Land Grab in Brazil, Whole Towns Evicted at Gunpoint

    "Federal Brazilian police and military personnel, some wearing United Nations insignia, are forcibly relocating whole communities in Brazil at gunpoint under the guise of returning huge tracts of land to a small group of Indians whose ancestors were allegedly there at some point. Thousands of local residents who have lived in the area for decades or were even born there, however, are fighting back, with critics saying the government’s actions smack of Stalinism and may constitute crimes against humanity.

    Since the latest controversial operation began in November in the state of Mato Grosso, according to authorities and news reports, citizens opposed to being stripped of their property and homes have been doing everything in their power to stop the assault — setting up road blocks, battling heavily armed federal forces with stones, sticks, and Molotov cocktails, torching government trucks, protesting, and refusing to leave. Others cried as they tore down their own simple houses under armed guard."

    complete article: Amid Federal Land Grab in Brazil, Whole Towns Evicted at Gunpoint
  2. PMKN_PI

    PMKN_PI Milwaukie, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Authoritarian liberal wet dream.
  3. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Not sure if I trust the New American (aka John Birch Society) for my news. There are plenty of articles about this eviction on other sites including Fox News, which make it look like a land dispute.

    Brazilian authorities deny Indians planning mass suicide | Fox News Latino

    Also, the Birchers posted a lot of photographs but I don't see any United Nations troops, likely because there aren't any except in their fevered imaginations.