Ideas to Postpone the End of the World - Krenak, Ailton
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AN ESSENTIAL WORK THAT SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO OUR CURRENT GLOBAL PANDEMIC CRISIS: We've moved up the publication date of this work because of its essential and timely message warning of humans' impact on our ecology. The book speaks to the growing chorus of experts and media, drawing attention to the fact that the COVID-19 global pandemic has a direct link to our encroachment on the natural world. The global pandemic is equal parts health, economic, and ecological crisis: * https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/destroyed-habitat-creates-the-perfect-conditions-for-coronavirus-to-emerge/ *…mehr

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AN ESSENTIAL WORK THAT SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO OUR CURRENT GLOBAL PANDEMIC CRISIS: We've moved up the publication date of this work because of its essential and timely message warning of humans' impact on our ecology. The book speaks to the growing chorus of experts and media, drawing attention to the fact that the COVID-19 global pandemic has a direct link to our encroachment on the natural world. The global pandemic is equal parts health, economic, and ecological crisis: * https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/destroyed-habitat-creates-the-perfect-conditions-for-coronavirus-to-emerge/ * https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/the-pandemic-is-not-a-natural-disaster * https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/04/03/coronavirus-wildlife-environment/ * https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/opinion/climate-change-covid-economy.html?referringSource=articleShare INCREASING INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION ON AND CONDEMNATION OF BRAZIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL ROLLBACK ON PROTECTIONS FOR THE AMAZON RAINFOREST AND INDIGENOUS RIGHTS: With the election of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, there has been increasing attention in world media on his campaign promise to lift restrictions on environmental protections, particularly the Amazon rainforest and Indigenous rights. And with Bolsonaro's controversial handling of COVID-19 in Brazil, his policies will continue to receive increasing international attention. See for example the big feature in the New York Times: * https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/world/americas/bolsonaro-brazil-amazon-indigenous.html THERE IS A GROWING ACTIVIST MOVEMENT, SUPPORTED BY WELL-KNOWN CELEBRITIES, AGAINST THE POTENTIAL GENOCIDE OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BRAZIL DUE TO THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 BY TRESPASSING MINERS AND LOGGERS: In May 2020, the famed photojournalist Sebastião Salgado wrote an open letter to President Jair Bolsonaro demanding that Brazil's leaders must immediately take action to save the Indigenous peoples due to the COVID-19 virus and that "trespassers including wildcat gold miners and illegal loggers must be expelled immediately from Indigenous lands to stop them importing an illness that has killed more than 240,000 people around the world, including 6,750 in Brazil." Signatories include celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Madonna, and Paul McCartney; artists such as David Hockney and Ai Weiwei; supermodels Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bundchen; and author Mario Vargas Llosa. There are more than 200,000 signatories so far. * https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/03/eve-of-genocide-brazil-urged-save-amazon-tribes-covid-19-sebastiao-salgado?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other * https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/brazils-salgado-leads-stars-in-amazon-covid-19-appeal-to-president/ar-BB13yico Petition: * https://secure.avaaz.org/po/community_petitions/presidente_do_brasil_e_aos_lideres_do_legislativo__ajude_a_proteger_os_povos_indigenas_da_amazonia_do_covid19/?cZZUvqb&utm_source=sharetools&utm_medium=copy&utm_campaign=petition-994813-ajude_a_proteger_os_povos_indigenas_da_amazonia_do_covid19&utm_term=ZZUvqb%2Bpo A HUGE BESTSELLER: Since its publication in July 2019, Ideas to Postpone the End of the World has sold more than 40,000 copies in Brazil and has more than 270 five-star reviews on Amazon.com.br * https://www.amazon.com.br/Ideias-para-adiar-fim-mundo/dp/8535932410/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_pt_BR=ÅMÅZÕÑ&keywords=ailton+krenak&qid=1586875527&sr=8-1 The book also made several "best of the year" lists: * https://www.quatrocincoum.com.br/br/noticias/l/os-melhores-livros-de-2019 * https://revistaphilos.com/2019/12/03/os-40-melhores-livros-de-2019/ * https://oglobo.globo.com/cultura/listamos-os-melhores-livros-de-nao-ficcao-lancados-em-2019-24156739 THE AUTHOR IS A WELL-KNOWN AND HIGHLY RESPECTED INDIGENOUS AND SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST: The author is a renowned Indigenous and socio-environmental activist. His career dates back to the 1980s. After his speech in the 1987 Constituent Assembly, a chapter on the protection of Indigenous rights was included in the Brazilian Constitution of 1988. Since then, he has become one of the most influential Indigenous thinkers and activists in Brazil: he founded and directs the Indigenous Culture Centre, is director of the Dance and Indigenous Cultures Festival, and was the special advisor to the government of Minas Gerais on Indigenous issues from 2003 to 2010. He played a fundamental role in criticizing the capitalist way of exploiting natural resources after the Mariana dam disaster in 2015, as his tribe was directly affected. He received the prestigious Premio Onassis (Man and Society, Aristotle Onassis Foundation in Athens-Greece) in 1990, the National Award for Human Rights in 2005, and an Emeritus Degree by the Federal University Juiz de Fora-UFJF, in 2016. MAJOR INTEREST IN INDIGENOUS UNDERSTANDINGS AND PERSPECTIVES ON CLIMATE CHANGE: The past few years have seen greater interest in understanding the global climate catastrophes through perspectives rooted in Indigeous worldviews and in finding possible solutions in non-settler understandings. Events like the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in the U.S. and the Coastal GasLink in Canada brought more attention to Indigenous-led responses to environmental devastation, as did thirteen-year-old water protector Autumn Peltier's address to the U.N. in 2018. Ailton Krenak applies this perspective to a range of concerns to bring environmentalism out of a settler-oriented ideology. A NEW INTRODUCTION FRAMING THE WORK IN OUR CURRENT GLOBAL PANDEMIC CRISIS: The book includes a new introduction that frames the work within our current global pandemic crisis. BLURBERS OF NOTE TO COME: We will approach Indigenous activists and environmental activists and writers of note to blurb the book. More to come.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: ANANSI INTL
  • Seitenzahl: 88
  • Erscheinungstermin: 6. Oktober 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 165mm x 115mm x 10mm
  • Gewicht: 81g
  • ISBN-13: 9781487008512
  • ISBN-10: 1487008511
  • Artikelnr.: 59474291
Autorenporträt
AILTON KRENAK was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, in the Krenak homelands along the Doce River Valley, a region where mining operations have severely affected the ecology. A socio-environmental activist and campaigner for Indigenous rights, he organized the Alliance of Forest Peoples, which unites riverine and Indigenous communities throughout the Amazon. He has consistently been one of the best-known campaigners in the movement set in motion by the Indigenous Awakening in the 1970s and was a key figure in the formation of the Union of Indigenous Nations (UIN), which brought together 180 different Indigenous groups across the country in a unified front to push for rights. In his capacity as a journalist, producing videos and making television appearances, he has pursued an educational and environmental agenda. His struggles in the 1970s and 1980s were instrumental in the inclusion of Chapter VIII of the Brazilian Constitution (1988), which guaranteed Indigenous rights to their ancestral homelands and traditional cultures - on paper at least. He was co-author of the UNESCO proposal that led to the creation of the Serra do Espinhaço Biosphere Reserve in 2005, and remains a member of its managing committee. He was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the President of the Republic in 2016, and holds an honorary doctorate from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais. He is the author of two previous books, and was recently featured in the Netflix documentary series Guerras do Brasil.doc (Wars of Brazil).