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Members of the Munduruku tribe protest a planned hydroelectric dam on the Tapajos River in the Amazon rainforest, November 2014

Stop Eco-Apartheid: The Left’s Challenge in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Writing for Dissent, Social Science Member Daniel Aldana Cohen discusses the global ecological threat posed by Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, and how social movements must mobilize to meet that threat.

"Nothing will affect the future of the left in the Americas more than climate change," Cohen argues, adding, "The pan-American left’s chief task is to lead, by aligning its longstanding agenda of social equality with breakneck struggles to decarbonize the economy and cope with extreme weather."

Read more at Dissent, and see Cohen's article on the subject in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

Date
November 16, 2018