Mura tribe vows to protect the Amazon

By BO Staff Writer The following article was previously published on the teleSUR English website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: In the heart of the Amazon, the Mura indigenous people have vowed to protect their traditional land amidst threats from farmers, logging and raging fires. A record number of wildfires have raged for …

CR17 campaign funds – the beneficiaries

By BO Staff Writer Since the damning findings of the Public Protector, against Cyril Ramaphosa, regarding his conduct of gross corruption and subversion of good governance were released, the Sunday Independent subsequently on 11 August 2019 broke the news that it had campaign records in its possession which suggest who donated to Ramapahosa’s election campaign, …

Extinction Rebellion

Chris Hedges There is one desperate chance left to thwart the impending ecocide and extinction of the human species. We must, in wave after wave, carry out nonviolent acts of civil disobedience to shut down the capitals of the major industrial countries, crippling commerce and transportation, until the ruling elites are forced to publicly state …

“Human Rights Commission must stop the “ja baas” attitude”, BLF cautions

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to stop its “ja baas” attitude and deal with the petulant racism of AfriForum decisively. AfriForum’s leader, …

Jair Bolsonaro is responsible for Amazon rainforest fires

By BO Staff Writer Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has since taking office in January 2019 systematically surrendered the Amazon rainforest to agribusiness and development. Aided by policies he put in place that go against the interests of the indigenous tribes and the environment, he has increased deforestation manyfold. He has frequently targeted the indigenous …