Falun Gong
China

Falun Gong

While economic and social controls have been greatly relaxed in China since the 1970s, political freedom is still tightly restricted, and bearing the brunt of China’s force against dissidents are the practioners of Falun Gong, who are made subject to beatings, torture, and perhaps even organ harvesting, behind the closed doors of China’s punitive system. According to … Continue reading

Awá
Brazil

Awá

Amidst the brutal genocide of their people, 15 members of the world’s most endangered tribe head on a 2000km bus journey to the big city for the first time to get their voices heard. While one part of Brazil rides high on its economic boom, these quiet voices remind us that not everyone is being … Continue reading

Asháninka
Peru

Asháninka

Proposed hydroelectric dam in Peru threatens existence of 90,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest, as well as traditional existence of up to 10,000 indigenous people New energy contracts signed by Brazilian and Peruvian governments  have authorised the building of up to 15 new dams within Peru, mostly to provide energy to be bought by Brazilian government … Continue reading

Guarani- Kaiowá
Brazil

Guarani- Kaiowá

‘Resistance to the death’- a tribe’s intentions to commit mass-suicide on one side of Brazil while concerns on the other side remain with soap operas and the incoming Olympic Games. On 8th October 2012, elders from a community of Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous people wrote a letter to the Brazilian Government, announcing their unanimous intention to commit mass … Continue reading