selchieproductions:

Nixiwaka Yawanawá wore a T-shirt saying ‘BRAZIL: STOP DESTROYING INDIANS’, but Coca-Cola and FIFA prevented him from displaying the full message while standing next to the trophy.

Nixiwaka Yawanawá, an Amazon Indian from Brazil, greeted the World Cup trophy on its arrival in London with a T-shirt saying ‘BRAZIL: STOP DESTROYING INDIANS’. Sporting his tribe’s headdress and facial decorations, Nixiwaka drew attention to Brazil’s attacks on the rights of its indigenous population.

Coca-Cola and FIFA prevented Nixiwaka from displaying the full message on his T-Shirt while standing next to the trophy.

In the run-up to the FIFA World Cup in June 2014, Nixiwaka and Survival International are highlighting that five hundred years after colonization, Brazilian Indians are still being killed for their lands and resources. While Brazil is presenting itself as a multi-cultural democracy and claims to host a World Cup ‘for everyone’, the government and landowners plan to open up Indian territories for massive industrial projects.

proposed constitutional amendment would give Brazil’s Congress – heavily influenced by the anti-indigenous farming lobby – a say in the demarcation of indigenous lands. This would mean further delays and obstacles to the protection of the Indians’ ancestral land.

Another controversial bill would open up indigenous territories for mining, dams, army bases and other industrial projects. Indians across the country are vociferously protesting against these plans.

The changes would be disastrous for uncontacted Indians living in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. The demarcation and protection of their land is vital for their survival as they have no immunity to diseases transmitted by outsiders and any form of contact threatens to drive them to extinction. Many of the uncontacted Indians are facing brutal attacks by illegal loggers and miners who invade their territories.

Nixiwaka said, ‘In 2014 the world’s eyes are on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup – a good opportunity for us to show the international community the struggle for our lands. We need everyone’s support to save our rainforest; we depend on our forest for our survival. I hope that the Brazilian government will take the lead in respecting indigenous rights to lands, and others will follow suit.’ 

Brazilian tribes such as the Guarani have been waiting for the demarcation of their land for many years. Having lost most of their ancestral land to cattle ranchers and sugar cane plantations, they are forced to live in dangerous and squalid conditions on road-sides or in overcrowded reserves. They face malnutrition, poor health and alcoholism and their leaders are frequently targeted and killed by ranchers’ gunmen.

Coca-Cola, the promoter of the trophy tour and one of the biggest sponsors of the World Cup, has recently beendragged into the Guarani’s land struggle, as a report revealed that it is sourcing sugar from US food giant Bunge – which in turn buys sugar cane from farmers who have taken over Guarani land.

A Guarani spokesman told Survival International, ‘Coca-Cola must stop buying sugar from Bunge. While these companies profit, we are forced to endure hunger, misery, and killings’.

Survival’s Director Stephen Corry said today, ‘Brazil is frequently celebrated as an economic success story – never more so than in the run-up to the World Cup. But it’s only fair to acknowledge that its economic growth is incurring an immense human cost: the death of hundreds of thousands of indigenous people over the last centuries, and the annihilation of entire tribes. It’s time to recognize the dark side of Brazil.’

Notes to editors:

- Nixiwaka Yawanawá is available for interview.

- In the run up to the FIFA World Cup, Survival International is highlighting ‘The dark side of Brazil’. Click here to find out more about the situation of Brazilian Indians and the government’s attacks on their rights to their land.

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We all ask ourselves why these Coachella people are so hell-bent on wearing shitty tourist versions of Native American headdresses.  Through research and careful study, I have finally determined why.
These are the descendents of the Coach-hell-ha* tribe originally based in California.  This tribe was started by a guy named Whitey McAsshole, a well-to-do man of his day, in the 1880s.  He saw Native Americans being oppressed all around him, usually by him, and became very upset at all the attention they got from liberal hippies.  Why doesn’t anyone want to give me smallpox blankets? he asked himself.  And why are my suits so boring and old-West-ey?  He decided to kill two birds with one stone (literally, they were getting on his nerves) by wearing a colorful headdress for funsies.  The Native Americans he hadn’t chased out of the area protested that their cultural heritage wasn’t a costume to be appropriated while doing drugs in the dirt, but who cared what they thought, anyway — they didn’t even speak American good or have lots of money.  Besides, it was racist against whites when Native Americans spoke.
And so the tradition of the colorful headdress spread amongst the McAssholes and their friends.  They adopted many other rituals, too, such as wearing bras as shirts, desperately trying to get into VIP tents by saying they know Katy Perry, and limiting the voting rights of everyone who looks different.  The spirit of the Coachella tribe has extended far and wide, but they gather once a year in California to celebrate their roots and dance very awkwardly with no rhythm and stupid arm movements that usually end with an elbow to someone’s eye and sloshed, lukewarm beer.  It’s a beautiful sight, one that everyone should avoid at all costs.
*Coach-hell-ha is actually pronounced “Romney.”

missworded:

We all ask ourselves why these Coachella people are so hell-bent on wearing shitty tourist versions of Native American headdresses.  Through research and careful study, I have finally determined why.

These are the descendents of the Coach-hell-ha* tribe originally based in California.  This tribe was started by a guy named Whitey McAsshole, a well-to-do man of his day, in the 1880s.  He saw Native Americans being oppressed all around him, usually by him, and became very upset at all the attention they got from liberal hippies.  Why doesn’t anyone want to give me smallpox blankets? he asked himself.  And why are my suits so boring and old-West-ey?  He decided to kill two birds with one stone (literally, they were getting on his nerves) by wearing a colorful headdress for funsies.  The Native Americans he hadn’t chased out of the area protested that their cultural heritage wasn’t a costume to be appropriated while doing drugs in the dirt, but who cared what they thought, anyway — they didn’t even speak American good or have lots of money.  Besides, it was racist against whites when Native Americans spoke.

And so the tradition of the colorful headdress spread amongst the McAssholes and their friends.  They adopted many other rituals, too, such as wearing bras as shirts, desperately trying to get into VIP tents by saying they know Katy Perry, and limiting the voting rights of everyone who looks different.  The spirit of the Coachella tribe has extended far and wide, but they gather once a year in California to celebrate their roots and dance very awkwardly with no rhythm and stupid arm movements that usually end with an elbow to someone’s eye and sloshed, lukewarm beer.  It’s a beautiful sight, one that everyone should avoid at all costs.

*Coach-hell-ha is actually pronounced “Romney.”

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They really are utter nonsense.

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SIGN THIS PETITION
We need 100,000 signatures by April 26, 2014 to stop this bullshit. Please spread this like wildfire because bullying is a MAJOR problem here and this is just encouraging it. What happened to FREEDOM of religion America?

Get a Muslim or a Jew to beat the shit out of a nice white Christian boy. See how long the law lasts.

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santiadragon:

So this just happened and I swear this is just plain bullshit. THIS ARTICLE states that anyone who is LGBT or non christians can be bullied and the state is just cool with that because of “religious beliefs”

I NEED YOUR HELP TUMBLR

Even if you don’t live here please help make it a better place

SIGN THIS PETITION

We need 100,000 signatures by April 26, 2014 to stop this bullshit. Please spread this like wildfire because bullying is a MAJOR problem here and this is just encouraging it. What happened to FREEDOM of religion America?

Get a Muslim or a Jew to beat the shit out of a nice white Christian boy. See how long the law lasts.

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What do Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Iraq beat America at? Having women in congress/parliament
Countries with better representation of women in government than the United States (hat tip to our Women in Public Service Project):
Rwanda - 56%
Andorra - 50%
Cuba - 45%
Sweden - 45%
Seychelles - 44%
Senegal - 43%
Finland - 43%
South Africa - 42%
Nicaragua - 40%
Iceland - 40%
Norway - 40%
Mozambique - 39%
Denmark - 39%
Netherlands - 39%
Costa Rica - 39%
Timor-Leste - 39%
Belgium - 38%
Argentina - 37%
Mexico - 37%
Tanzania - 36%
Spain - 36%
Uganda - 35%
Angola - 34%
Serbia - 33%
Nepal - 33%
Germany - 33%
Macedonia - 33%
Ecuador - 32%
Slovenia - 32%
New Zealand - 32%
Algeria - 32%
Guyana - 31%
Burundi - 31%
Switzerland - 29%
Portugal - 29%
Trinidad and Tobago - 29%
Austria - 28%
Ethiopia - 28%
Afghanistan - 28%
France - 27%
Lesotho - 27%
Tunisia - 27%
Belarus - 27%
South Sudan - 27%
El Salvador - 26%
Bolivia - 25%
Iraq - 25%
Laos - 25%
Canada - 25%
Australia - 25%
Sudan - 25%
Lithuania - 25%
Vietnam - 24%
Namibia - 24%
Kazakhstan - 24%
Singapore - 24%
Liechtenstein - 24%
Croatia - 24%
Poland - 24%
Kyrgyzstan - 23%
Latvia - 23%
Bulgaria - 23%
Philippines - 23%
Pakistan - 23%
United Kingdom - 23%
Malawi - 22%
Mauritania - 22%
Czech Republic - 22%
Eritrea - 22%
Uzbekistan - 22%
Luxembourg - 22%
Peru - 22%
Italy - 21%
Boznia and Herzegovina - 21%
China - 21%
Greece - 21%
Cape Verde - 21%
Estonia - 21%
Dominican Republic - 21%
Cambodia - 20%
Israel - 20%
Moldova - 20%
Bangladesh - 20%
Honduras - 20%
Monaco - 19%
Tajikistan - 19%
Mauritius - 19%
Slovak Republic - 19%
Indonesia - 19%
Sao Tome and Principe - 18%
United States - 18%
(source: World Bank)

wilsoncenter:

What do Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Iraq beat America at? Having women in congress/parliament

Countries with better representation of women in government than the United States (hat tip to our Women in Public Service Project):

  1. Rwanda - 56%
  2. Andorra - 50%
  3. Cuba - 45%
  4. Sweden - 45%
  5. Seychelles - 44%
  6. Senegal - 43%
  7. Finland - 43%
  8. South Africa - 42%
  9. Nicaragua - 40%
  10. Iceland - 40%
  11. Norway - 40%
  12. Mozambique - 39%
  13. Denmark - 39%
  14. Netherlands - 39%
  15. Costa Rica - 39%
  16. Timor-Leste - 39%
  17. Belgium - 38%
  18. Argentina - 37%
  19. Mexico - 37%
  20. Tanzania - 36%
  21. Spain - 36%
  22. Uganda - 35%
  23. Angola - 34%
  24. Serbia - 33%
  25. Nepal - 33%
  26. Germany - 33%
  27. Macedonia - 33%
  28. Ecuador - 32%
  29. Slovenia - 32%
  30. New Zealand - 32%
  31. Algeria - 32%
  32. Guyana - 31%
  33. Burundi - 31%
  34. Switzerland - 29%
  35. Portugal - 29%
  36. Trinidad and Tobago - 29%
  37. Austria - 28%
  38. Ethiopia - 28%
  39. Afghanistan - 28%
  40. France - 27%
  41. Lesotho - 27%
  42. Tunisia - 27%
  43. Belarus - 27%
  44. South Sudan - 27%
  45. El Salvador - 26%
  46. Bolivia - 25%
  47. Iraq - 25%
  48. Laos - 25%
  49. Canada - 25%
  50. Australia - 25%
  51. Sudan - 25%
  52. Lithuania - 25%
  53. Vietnam - 24%
  54. Namibia - 24%
  55. Kazakhstan - 24%
  56. Singapore - 24%
  57. Liechtenstein - 24%
  58. Croatia - 24%
  59. Poland - 24%
  60. Kyrgyzstan - 23%
  61. Latvia - 23%
  62. Bulgaria - 23%
  63. Philippines - 23%
  64. Pakistan - 23%
  65. United Kingdom - 23%
  66. Malawi - 22%
  67. Mauritania - 22%
  68. Czech Republic - 22%
  69. Eritrea - 22%
  70. Uzbekistan - 22%
  71. Luxembourg - 22%
  72. Peru - 22%
  73. Italy - 21%
  74. Boznia and Herzegovina - 21%
  75. China - 21%
  76. Greece - 21%
  77. Cape Verde - 21%
  78. Estonia - 21%
  79. Dominican Republic - 21%
  80. Cambodia - 20%
  81. Israel - 20%
  82. Moldova - 20%
  83. Bangladesh - 20%
  84. Honduras - 20%
  85. Monaco - 19%
  86. Tajikistan - 19%
  87. Mauritius - 19%
  88. Slovak Republic - 19%
  89. Indonesia - 19%
  90. Sao Tome and Principe - 18%
  91. United States - 18%

(source: World Bank)

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