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Amid Federal Land Grab in Brazil, Whole Towns Evicted at Gunpoint
The New American ^ | 07 January 2013 | Alex Newman

Posted on 01/07/2013 5:17:47 PM PST by VitacoreVision



Federal Brazilian police and military personnel, some wearing UN insignia, are forcibly relocating communities in Brazil at gunpoint under the guise of returning land to Indians.

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


The New American
07 January 2013


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.

Reporters on the scene and even federal lawmakers suspect bloodshed may be near. The government, however, has vowed to expel the communities at any cost, threatening those who refuse to comply with criminal charges and even confiscation of what little remains of their personal property. Rubber bullets, tear gas, and threats of real bullets and prosecution have all been employed to forcibly remove the locals, whom the government continues to dehumanize as “invaders” and “intruders.”

Critics and local residents have accused the government of Brazil of mass corruption, saying the end goal is to smash private property ownership and all potential resistance — starting with the rural population. They argue, among other points, that federal authorities are doing the bidding of foreign interests and are in cahoots with the UN, massive international corporations, Western-based non-governmental organizations like Greenpeace, and other interests.

“This is just one more case among many. The policy of Brazil’s leftist government is to dismantle the country to deliver it all to ‘native reserves,’ which are nothing more than instruments of billionaire foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),” explained renowned Brazilian writer and philosopher Professor Olavo de Carvalho, who has played a key role in exposing the well-orchestrated socialist takeover of Latin America.

The so-called “pink tide” sweeping over the region is being led in part by top Brazilian Labor Party (PT) officials, who currently hold power, collaborating with totalitarian regimes in the region. As The New American has documented extensively, a shadowy network of socialist and communist political parties as well as Marxist terror groups known as Foro de São Paulo — founded by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva, communist tyrant Fidel Castro, the Sandinistas, and others — now dominates Latin American politics.

The justification used in the most recent land grab case in Mato Grosso’s Suiá-Missu, however, is unparalleled in terms of cynicism, Carvalho, the conservative Brazilian leader, told The New American. “Ages ago, Brazilian Indians used to avoid settling in a particular place; they traveled long distances and created temporary residences along the way,” he explained. “The Brazilian government accepted the thesis of some anthropologists that wherever Indians left one of their dead buried in the ground, suddenly the land belongs to them. The population of Suiá-Missu is poor and working people who have no way to respond to the brute force of the communist government.”

Some 400,000 acres of land in the state of Mato Grosso with numerous towns — at least one of the communities in Estrela do Araguaia was home to an estimated 7,500 residents complete with churches, schools, hospitals, a graveyard and more, though the government claims the figures are smaller — was reportedly handed to a group of nearby Indians in the 1990s by official decree. Property owners’ deeds were nullified and no compensation was offered. Authorities began the forced relocation of all non-Indians late last year after giving existing residents just 30 days to vacate their land “voluntarily.” Most refused to go.

“In the final days of December, the federal government’s task force working on expelling local residents from the Marãiwatsédé indigenous land in Mato Grosso prioritized the expulsion of the community of Posto da Mata, a center of fierce resistance against returning the land to the Xavante Indians,” the federal National Indian Foundation (Funai), part of the Justice Ministry, said in a statement in early January. “Justice officials set a January 4 deadline for residents to evacuate the area. Whoever does not leave by that date will have their belongings confiscated by Justice and will have to answer for the crime of disobedience.” Tensions are still brewing, though, and the evictions are far from completed.

About 3,000 people lived in Posto da Mata, including 700 school children who will now be homeless if the government gets its way. "Where are we going to stay? Where are we going to live? What are we going to live off of? What are we going to eat going forward?" wondered a tearful girl outside one of the town's two schools in a TV interview. "I've lived here all my 17 years and I'm not leaving."

An 8-year-old boy, also crying, read a letter to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a “former” self-styled communist terrorist during the military regime, begging her not to let the police knock down his family’s house. Rousseff and her administration, however, appear unmoved, with the powerful Brazilian regime marching onward regardless of the human tragedy left in its wake.

“The federal government is sticking to the judicial decision with firmness and serenity,” Chief Minister Gilberto Carvalho with the General Secretariat of the President said in a press release. “Violent and illegal actions will not be tolerated and adequate measures are already being taken.”

Locals, however, are still petitioning the government to stop the barbaric relocation, which they say will shatter thousands of lives. Protesters have been tearing down and burning Brazilian flags while local, state, and even federal political leaders have expressed outrage about the brutal relocation. Congressman Valtenir Pereira, for instance, warned a top executive branch official about the increasing risk of bloodshed as the battle rages on. He also said that the forced relocation of families risked damaging Brazil's image and reputation in front of the international community.

"I told him that the international community is aware of the problem. We are running the risk of allowing bloodshed to occur. The conflict has already started, we've had incidents between police and locals who did not want to leave the area," he said. "I also said that this conflict can become a blood stain on the presidency. President Dilma and her vice president cannot let this happen, otherwise they will stain Brazil's image internationally. The solution depends only on the president."

The history of the land is in dispute, but it appears that in the 1960s, Brazilian authorities may have expelled local Indians from the region and moved them hundreds of miles away before selling off the land. The goal was supposedly to encourage Brazilians and agricultural producers in particular to settle the area, which saw a steady influx of new residents over the following decades.

Many locals and even outside analysts question whether the land was really inhabited by Indians at all. Even some Xavante Indians have spoken out, explaining that their people always lived in another region with another climate and type of vegetation.

The UN and Greenpeace, though, were heavily involved in promoting the idea during the recent Rio+20 “sustainable development” conference in Rio de Janeiro, parading a group of Indians around the premises in between bizarre ceremonies worshiping “Mother Earth” and calls for a planetary regime. Greenpeace, of course, has an atrocious record when it comes to indigenous people and has destroyed more than a few Native American communities over the years under the guise of pseudo-environmentalism.

Nevertheless, the courts ruled in 2010 that the executive decree kicking all non-Indian residents out of the area without compensation for the loss of their property and homes could move forward. Shortly after that, the decision to force residents off their land was put on hold. In May of 2012, however, another court said the relocation could proceed.

That decision was also halted, but the Brazilian Supreme Court eventually decided that the evictions could proceed as planned. Residents were notified on November 7 that they should pack what they could and go within 30 days, or face the full fury of the federal government. A few reportedly left, enticed by government promises of welfare and new land somewhere else for certain eligible small farmers, but many more stayed. Ranchers and farmers with larger properties were offered nothing.

“According to Brazilian law, as the invaders remained illegally on Indian land, knowing that it is federal property, they are not entitled to any compensation,” a spokesperson for Funai, the Justice Ministry’s Indian department, told The New American in a statement without addressing the now-voided property deeds held by residents. “Nevertheless, the Brazilian government acts to resettle those who meet the criteria of the Brazilian Agrarian Reform Policy.”

Of course, land expropriation in Brazil is nothing new — for decades, the government has been demonizing “big” farmers and “wealthy” ranchers, seizing and redistributing their property in the push for so-called “agrarian reform.” Even recently, longtime residents in other regions have also been expelled under the guise of “Indian lands,” too. In neighboring Venezuela, meanwhile, socialist strongman Hugo Chavez has been stealing massive amounts of land from its owners as well, citing the alleged need to “redistribute wealth.”

But like Mao’s “agrarian reform” in Communist China, which was portrayed as an innocent movement until it ultimately contributed to the murder of tens of millions, farmers and opponents of the assault in Latin America fear the worst. “The goal of destroying the rural sector in Brazil, one of the strongest in the world, is far from complete,” conservative Brazilian activist and farmer Walber Guerreiro told The New American, noting that, like all communists, the current government leaders of Brazil hope to smash independent-minded farmers and ranchers. “But it is an absolute priority for the Marxist agenda.”

Guerreiro, who knows some of the victims in Mato Grosso, also cited international treaties declaring forced relocation to be a crime against humanity, saying it was time for the world community to speak out about the rampant and increasingly serious abuses being perpetrated by the Brazilian regime. He worries that if authorities are allowed to continue running wild with impunity, bigger towns will be next, and more victims will soon be forcibly stripped of their homes and property at the barrel of a gun.

Also alarming, he said, was that some of the military vehicles being used to terrorize and evict local residents bore the same UN insignia used by international so-called “peace keeping” forces. Video documentation showed, and Brazilian federal authorities confirmed to The New American, that troops and equipment sporting the UN logo are indeed involved in the operation. However, officials claimed that the controversial global organization was not actually involved and that the soldiers and equipment had recently returned from “peace keeping” operations abroad, hence the insignia.

“My family has been on the lands we work since the '50s, but it is clear that nothing, not even our work time, our obedience to laws, the deed for the land, our huge production volume — nothing can protect us,” he said. “We can suddenly be informed that there is ‘Indian land’ under our farms, and from that point onwards we cannot do anything in our defense.”

After the regime is done with farmers and ranchers, though, new classes of victims will find themselves in the crosshairs. “Nothing guarantees civil security in the Labor Party’s (PT) Brazil, and this process will not end with just the persecution of farmers,” Guerreiro concluded. “In the end, everyone will have their property expropriated, exactly like what happened in Cuba, the paradise of the PT’s dreams.”

As The New American reported years ago, socialist and communist forces are making significant progress throughout Latin America, with major support from abroad and just a handful of national governments resisting the trend. However, considering the recent birth of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUL or UNASUR) — a European Union-like transnational regime dominated by self-identified socialists — the people of the entire continent are facing the very real prospect of brutal tyranny in the not-too-distant future. And without a massive outcry, the farmers and poor workers of Suiá Missú will definitely not be the last victims.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda21; brazil; brazilindians; brazillaborparty; brazillandgrab; carvalho; communism; landgrab; landreform; latinamerica; marxism; pt; unitednations

1 posted on 01/07/2013 5:17:54 PM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

Agenda 21. Coming to a country near YOU.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 5:19:57 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: BipolarBob

Obama is salivating at the thought of being able to do this.

G**damn traitor.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 5:22:02 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: VitacoreVision

Smells like UN Agenda 21.


4 posted on 01/07/2013 5:22:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: VitacoreVision

I’m not familiar with Brazil’s gun laws... were they disarmed by the Govt anytime recently?

TT


5 posted on 01/07/2013 5:23:36 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: VitacoreVision
What - no Second Amendment in Brazil?
6 posted on 01/07/2013 5:24:54 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: BipolarBob
Maybe I can be run off my property without being killed first.

They won't want what gets left.

/johnny

7 posted on 01/07/2013 5:26:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: VitacoreVision
Stuff happens ~ in the early 1800s the state of New York decided that the native people living on the Oneida lands were all white folks due to inbreeding, immigration, and maybe angelic intervention ~ so they seized their land and gave it away to illegal aliens.

After more than a century of litigation the Oneida won a lawsuit at the Supreme Court that allowed them to buy their own land back.

Everything that's being tossed up as a reason to not give the land to the Indians in Brazil has been tossed up as a reason to take away Oneida land, kick them of their land, prevent them from even buying their own land, or living on their own land that they've bought!

I'm afraid I've gotta' side with the Indians in Brazil ~ but with a word of advice. You must immediately engage the people who helped you in a law suit to KEEP THEM OUT.

Might even think about refurbishing that poison dart/blowgun technology as well. They mean you no good at all.

8 posted on 01/07/2013 5:27:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: VitacoreVision

Isn’t free trade and slavery wonderful?


9 posted on 01/07/2013 5:30:26 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: VitacoreVision
A lot of metal bands aren't going to like this, and may boycott the country in hopes the people could get the government in line. South American countries go bonkers for metal bands, especially Iron Maiden.
10 posted on 01/07/2013 5:37:13 PM PST by wastedyears (My life mostly completely turned around in a few weeks. Now to leave NY...)
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To: TexasTransplant

You can read about it here. For a primer of what the left is attempting to do here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Brazil


11 posted on 01/07/2013 5:39:52 PM PST by fudimo
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To: TexasTransplant; grobdriver

The people of Brazil defeated a major gun grab within the last couple of years. I suspect that these people ware simply too poor to afford firearms and ammo.


12 posted on 01/07/2013 5:47:09 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: muawiyah

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/17/oneidas-land-claim-supreme-court_n_1015686.html


13 posted on 01/07/2013 5:47:22 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: VitacoreVision
"...federal authorities are doing the bidding of foreign interests and are in cahoots with the UN, massive international corporations, Western-based non-governmental organizations like Greenpeace, and other interests...'nothing more than instruments of billionaire foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),'"

Very interesting. I've seen the same kind of corruption in its beginning stages in our USA over the past 12 years or so--mostly on the local government level in several locales. Hopefully, the bond collapse and default process will put 'em down, before they do much more damage here.

America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution
http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the/print

The Fragmenting of the New Class Elites, or, Downward Mobility
http://volokh.com/2011/10/31/the-fragmenting-of-the-new-class-elites-or-downward-mobility/

Environmentalism and the Leisure Class
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2835601/posts

The New Upper Class and the Real Reason We Dislike Them
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843575/posts

Are you a member of the political class?
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/08/are_you_a_member_of_the_politi.html


14 posted on 01/07/2013 5:52:48 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: VitacoreVision

Coming soon to the United States, under Obama’s 2nd term, as Pharaoh, aided by his high Priests Biden, & Reid as well as his high Priestess Pelosi.


15 posted on 01/07/2013 5:52:53 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: fudimo

Key word “attempt” ...

Hope they made their peace with the Almighty, I have and if it’s a reunion they want, I can cater.

TT


16 posted on 01/07/2013 5:57:39 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: VitacoreVision

Thanks for the post/related article links. Very interesting.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 6:21:23 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Sacajaweau
There are other lawsuits ~ once the Oneida were able to build up a kitty with the casino that allowed them to hire lawyers to start busting chops in New York.

This is what the Brazilian Indians need to do now ~ not later. Get all their opponents into court on whatever grounds are convenient ~

Eventually New York state will lose on somthing really big and they can be sent packing back to wherever they came from.

18 posted on 01/07/2013 6:23:59 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Blood of Tyrants
That was exactly how most of the Indians found themselves driven off their land ~ not enough guns.

Time to start a fundraiser to get guns for the Indians. Any Freepers who really care about the poor can raise funds for the poor ~

19 posted on 01/07/2013 6:26:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: VitacoreVision

Thanks for the posting
Too bad video or stills are not available


20 posted on 01/07/2013 7:55:21 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make streight for the way of the Lord")
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To: VitacoreVision

Good article. I was wondering how Soros was able to create a new farm IPO out of Brazil and Argentina, where they have no protesction for foreign land owners. Adecoagro is alive and kicking, while locals get kicked out. Of course,

http://www.agfood.net/2010/04/soros-agricultural-fund-launching-ipo.html?m=1


21 posted on 01/08/2013 5:12:09 AM PST by mgist
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To: muawiyah

Marxist governments have no laws. Look what happened to out American election. It was fraud, and there is nothing you or I can do about it. If an educated person/group offers to help these poor indians, they will either be paid to go away, the equivalent of union thugs will make their lives hell, and the same applies to any lawyers or judging dealing with this issue. The same applies to local journalists reporting.

That is the problem with having a government with too much power. That ismour future. There is no going back, unless the entire country is practically left for dead. No countries in South America have ever fully recovered. Chile was the only country protected by Pinochet, and look what happened to him.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 5:23:41 AM PST by mgist
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To: VitacoreVision

Oil, gas, copper, silver...somethin’s been found!


23 posted on 01/08/2013 1:46:37 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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