In this segment, I speak with Mirna Wabi-Sabi — writer and Co-Editor of Gods & Radicals Press. Mirna and I address her recent piece in Gods & Radicals ‘‘A Luta Continua’: The Struggle Continues,’ (http://bit.ly/2qW2a7X) in which she addresses the recent presidential election in Brazil, resulting in the election of far right neofascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Mirna elaborates on the struggle of the indigenous and quilombist peoples to maintain and gain real autonomy and the wholeness and health of the rainforests of Brazil, especially in the face of J.B.’s promise that “there won’t be a square centimeter demarcated as an indigenous reserve” and “where there is indigenous land, there is wealth underneath it.” (https://nyti.ms/2K6cnHz) Even in the face of this threat, which is to be taken very seriously, the health of the Amazon is already under massive threat and vast destruction due to both legal and illegal mining, logging, fossil fuel extraction, and agricultural projects.
Mirna Wabi-Sabi is an anti-capitalist writer and organizer in Brazil, and is the Co-Editor of Gods & Radicals Press — “a site of beautiful resistance” — where writes about decoloniality, feminism, and anti-capitalism. Read her work: http://bit.ly/GRmirna
This is a segment of episode #156 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Not Him: The Farce Of Liberal Democracy & Indigenous Rights In Brazil w/ Mirna Wabi-Sabi.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWwabisabi