Bolsonaro’s environmental mess | Thesis Eleven 002 [EN|PT]

Hi, my name is Sabrina Fernandes, I’m a sociologist
and ecosocialist activist, and last year I did a video here on my YouTube channel about
Bolsonaro’s election and the dangers it presented to us here in Brazil. Today I’m returning because I want to emphasize
that his politics aren’t a problem just for us here in Brazil. You may have noticed, for example, that the
Amazon Forest is burning. It’s been burning for weeks and it’s not due
to natural causes. Sure, before I begin I should point out that
our environmental problems didn’t begin with Bolsonaro; aggressive mining, agribusiness
and mega development projects have impacted the environment in Brazil for a while, including
when the Worker’s Party was in power. But the thing is that back then they also
did some good things related to the environment, so that period really pales in comparison
to what’s happening right now. The environmental situation is getting worse
very fast here because of the complete disregard the Bolsonaro government has for the environment,
among other things. So let’s look at this situation today because
more than #prayforamazon, we need to act for Amazon and the environment in general and
not just here, but globally. We have to do that if we want to survive the
21st century and the terrible mess the capitalist system is making out of it. Thesis Eleven – By Sabrina Fernandes Bolsonaro has the support of the agribusiness
class in Brazil and it’s important to understand what this means. In terms of inequality of access to land,
Brazil is right at the top. There are many large-scale farms, productive
and unproductive, and they make up 47,5% of all of the rural properties in Brazil according to
the 2017 agrarian census. Agrarian conflict is a major problem over
here and peasants, landless workers, indigenous peoples and traditional populations are evicted,
attacked, tortured and murdered every year due to this. Bolsonaro does not care for environmentalists
and indigenous peoples. At all. He’s repeatedly stated that these environmental
concerns stand in the way of growth and progress in Brazil and that indigenous peoples should
simply be culturally assimilated in the cities instead of having access to their territories. He promised that he wouldn’t settle any territorial
claims and that’s been his politics. In fact, indigenous leaders have been attacked
and even murdered this year and what was his response? To plant doubt about the mining and agribusiness
class behind these attacks. The minister he put in charge of indigenous
issues is absolutely rejected by the indigenous community and her politics mix assimilation
with fundamentalist religious interests. This is why indigenous peoples have intensified
their struggles and demands, but this government is actively avoiding dealing with them. At the same time, Bolsonaro is promoting large
scale agricultural expansion in protected areas. This is the case for what’s happening in
the Amazon forest today. Deforestation is through the roof and he fired
the director of the public research institute that brought it to our attention. Numbers are a nuisance for Bolsonaro and he
wants to make sure that we don’t have research and access to research that reveals the damages
incurred by his politics. The fire that’s going on is no accident. For weeks now, landowners are trying to expand
into forest areas by setting them on fire to create pasture or land for monocrops. These are people who make up Bolsonaro’s support
base and he’s responsible for this because he not only fails to have the government enforce
enviromental laws but also because Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president, actually deems these laws
a problem. For him, environmental codes in Brazil are
too strict and he’s hoping to coordinate with Congress to just change them. He wants corporate mining activities in indigenous
territories and he wants to allow for business development in protected conservation units. He’s actually eyeing this area of protected
Mata Atlântica forest in the state of Rio for such developments and I think it’s no
coincidence it’s the same area where he was caught fishing illegally in the past. Also, as an update, after his election his
fine for this illegal fishing was annulled and the environmental officer that fined him
was removed from his post. But that’s not all. That’s not even close. You know climate change? That environmental process that scientists
have been warning us about, that has led entire communities and leaders throughout the world
to ask for immediate action, including children and youth worried about their future? Bolsonaro doesn’t care at all about it. In fact, he’s aligned with Trump and other
climate deniers out there. Based on this, Bolsonaro pulled Brazil out
of hosting the UN’s conference on climate change, the one we call COP – COP25, which is now going to be hosted by Chile and there are many grassroots movements in Chile and throughout Latin America
already involved in making the more radical demands we need to make around this issue
in parallel to COP 25. The thing is that our foreign minister, Ernesto
Araújo, is a huge climate denier and he’s often spilling nonsense against scientific
reasoning and consensus. A friend of mine, André Pagliarini, actually
wrote a piece for Jacobin Magazine calling Araújo the worst diplomat in the world. I think he’s right, unless Bolsonaro really
appoints his own son to be Brazil’s ambassador in the US like he’s stated he would. His son is definitely the candidate to debunk
Araújo in the race for world’s worst diplomat. By now you must be wondering, what is the
Ministry of the Environment doing about all of this? Well, nothing really, cuz the Minister is
right there aligned with Bolsonaro. There are amazing people who work at the ministry
and other government agencies and their hands are basically tied, it’s hard to keep working
towards improving Brazil’s environmental standards when the minister is actively working against
it. Ricardo Salles is someone we sometimes
like to dub the “sinister of the environment”. He’s been convicted and I really mean convicted,
not accused or charged, but convicted of illegally favouring mining companies when he was Environment
Secretary in São Paulo. Salles once stated that climate change is
an academic issue that’s something to worry about only 500 years from now. He’s disdainful of climate negotiations, he’s
stated that NGOs create “terrorism” in order to sell lectures. He even helped to put Tereza Cristina in charge
of the Ministry of Agriculture, who is known for her defense of widespread use of agrochemicals,
many of which are banned in other countries. Based on all of this, I think you get the
picture of the ecological disaster presented by Bolsonaro’s government and how this puts
not only Brazilians but the whole world at risk. But just in case you haven’t gotten the picture
yet, I talked to my friend Leticia Camargo, who works directly with environmental policy
and who’s been compiling data on all this mess and I picked out just a few more facts
off the list she made. So here we go: Since Bolsonaro became president, supported
by a terribly morally conservative and very capitalist Congress, with a few exceptions
in Congress of course, this is what’s been happening in terms of environmental problems
in Brazil: So far, this government has allowed for 290
new agrochemicals to be used in Brazil and 41% of them are highly or extremely toxic. Environmental law enforcement activities fell
by 39% from last year A presidential decree basically emptied the
Environmental Council, CONAMA, which was an important place for participation from civil
society The government cut 95% of the budget that
used to destined towards fighting climate change
Environmental licensing budget was also cut by 42% and the minister is always talking
about how it’s important to make licensing easier
They also blocked almost 40% of the budget destined to preventing and fighting forest
fires, did you know that? Yep, it would be ironic if it wasn’t tragic
and actually right in line with what this government has in mind If you didn’t get the picture before, I think
now you do. The picture is grim, the picture is catastrophic. Ecological impacts aren’t restricted to a
nation state. There are no artificial borders that can hold
off these problems entirely. And yes I know, the majority of Brazilians
voted these guys in, but we’re all in this together and there are many other leaders
like Bolsonaro implementing or hoping to implement these terrible policies in other countries. Ecological action demands that we work together
and fight together and it demands solidarity. This is why I did this update and I really
hope we can find a way to coordinate our movements of resistance, from the environmentalists
and indigenous peoples in Brazil, to the Cumbre de los Pueblos in Chile, to the zapatistas
in Mexico, to those who support various ecological transition efforts in the US and Canada, in
the shape of a Green new deal or Leap manifesto or whatever program fits into your anticapitalist
political project, to those demanding a degrowth platform in Europe, to kids engaged in strikes
for the climate, to island dwellers in the Caribbean and the Pacific who know it’s now
or nothing. Because it really is now or nothing, you know,
and we need to understand that if people like Bolsonaro and Trump stand in our way, we need
to fight stronger, together, to overcome their politics and make room for real change. Change that will guarantee that we survive this
century and reach the next one as a healthy, sustantainable and emancipated society. We have protests and demonstrations scheduled
in Brazil in the next few days and I hope you can help to spread the word about it! Thanks for watching!

Comments 100

  • conte comigo pra tudo ❤️

  • Algoritmo

  • Você não incluiu tags o suficiente, professora. O seu vídeo não aparece nos resultados de pesquisa em inglês. ):

  • Compartilhei, além das redes sociais, como comentário no Gizmodo em inglês, que publicou esta matéria em inglês com o melhor título que eu já li sobre o presidente.
    Comentemos com o link do vídeo em sites internacionais! Vamos espalhar nossa indignação!

  • Parabéns por mais um excelente vídeo.

  • Que isso chegue ao máximo de gente possível ❤

  • Não são causas naturais Sabrina?

  • Em português, inglês, o idioma que for: Sabrina manda MUITO bem!

  • Go sabrinaaaa 🙌🏻

  • Tese Onze para Embaixada Já!

  • Perfeito o inglês e o conteúdo! 👊🏻👏🏻

  • Boa Sabrina, obrigado!!!

  • Brilhante!

  • Excelente vídeo! Disparando agora pra todos os amigos fora do país. Obrigada!

  • Parabéns 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • You need to talk with Kyle kulinski or Sam seder.

  • 👏👏👏👏

  • 👏👏👏

  • Gratidão Sabrina, um passo de cada vez na tentativa de salvar o planeta e acabar com o capitalismo. Vc me dá esperança, obrigado 😍😘

  • Commenting for the algorithm

  • Não é fogo. É capitalismo

  • Brazilian government needs to be stopped. Where are the sanctions?

  • Excelente vídeo!

  • Vídeo muito necessário, parabéns!

  • E que speaking é esse, gente? Não somente isso, mas também toda segurança que ela transmite sobre o assunto em sua fala na segunda língua!! Que inglês maravilhoso!! Já o inglês do Eduardo Bolsonaro, para nível de EMBAIXADOR DO BRASIL NOS EUA, hum…. misericórdia!

  • Thank you, Sabrina! ❤️

  • Sabrina rocks!

  • Inglês impecável e conteúdo incrível como sempre! Sabrina, vc é inspiração.

  • Você é incrível! 👏👏👏👏

  • É desesperador tudo isso. Ouvir a Sabrina sendo didática assim fica difícil entender como tem gente que defende Bolsonaro e esse governo

  • Que síntese maravilhosa de todo desastre que está sendo causado por esse projeto.

  • Great video. Thanks, Sabrina.

  • Espero que esse vídeo possa chegar no máximo de países..

  • 👏🌎💚

  • Acabei de te ver no Mário Sérgio Conti e você arrasou!! Achei a entrevista dele meio bobinha, mas você foi extremamente coerente e incisiva!! FADA SENSATÍSSIMA!!!!!!!!

  • Sabrina, por que tu é tão perfeita? Aff.

  • Obrigada, Sabrina! Teu trabalho não só é respeitável, como também essencial na atual conjuntura.

  • Não pare com esse trabalho!

  • comentando só pra gerar engajamento

  • Rainha intelectual poliglota!

  • Tu e maravilhosa

  • Perfect video!

  • Vídeo necessário

  • Perfeita!!

  • Thank u Sabrina

  • Bora curtir, compartilhar e comentar!!!!

  • Eduardo Bolsonaro negativou esse video.

  • Que esse episódio criminoso contra Amazônia mostre ao mundo a ANTA que está no poder Brasil, o quanto ele é perigoso pra todo o mundo.

  • Um vídeo necessário

  • Oi Sabrina, coloca #hashtags
    No vídeo pra ter melhor alcance internacional.👍😀

  • Obrigada por esse vídeo, Sabrina!

  • Nossa, resumindo assim da uma deprê braba. E mais brabo ainda é lembrar q isso tudo não é nem metade das merdas…
    Obrigada pelo vídeo, Sabrina! 🙏

  • O gado do boso esta passando pano e mentindo sem para sobre isso. Fake News,distorcendo TD,culpando a mídia mundial,atacando ONG,. Já sabia que eram loucos,mas estão passando do LIMITES. Sim antes de conheça seu vídeo,subiu um publicação do tal fórum Brasil que na verdade é fórum dos bolsominions. Ou fórum dos olavestes. Fórum terra planistas

  • Congratulations Sabrina ✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️

  • Excelente vídeo!

  • Stupid right wingers, always shitting on everyone else.

  • Tu é foda

  • As fsr as I know the explanations for defense of the Amazon is not very different of the past goverments .Unfortunately a serious issue ad Amazon you turned it as propaganda against the actual Goverment(which I do not approve ) .I suggest that you check what happened in 2006 and the explanation 9f the Brazilian President at the time ….deplorably

  • so the amazon rainforest has been discovered on 1/1/19. when bolsonaro assumed office. interesting, isn't it?

  • Sabrina thank's

  • please help the left save these rare species! the amazon giraffe, the amazon giant jellyfish, amazon velociraptor, amazon kangaroo, amazon kiwi, amazon pink whale and the most endangered species of all the poor amazon ngo activist. help us save all these poor animals from bolsonaro's terror reign.

  • 👏🏼👏🏼😍😍😍

  • Oh my God, I can't take all the garbage you are spewing to your fucking moron viewers.
    Leftist piece of shit!
    Viva Bolsonaro!

  • Comentando para upar o vídeo. Parabéns, Sabrina!

  • Sabrina pra embaixadora

  • tu é foda

  • O vídeo "só tem especulações e acusações sem conteúdo", parece que a mina acordou de mal com o Bolsonaro e falou vou meter o pau e esqueceu da Amazônia.

  • Mds, Sabrina fala mais rápido em inglês do que em português

  • #SocialismoOuBarbárie

  • Bilíngueeeee! Chora Dudu Bolsonaro!

  • Obrigada, Sabrina!!!

  • ótimo sabrina!!!

  • Quando comecei a assistir a Sabrina, ela era desconhecida e o nome do canal era "A Esquerda". Na época perguntaram em um grupo "Qual canal ou página de mulher da esquerda?", eu respondi "A Esquerda e Canal Púrpura", nem sabia que ela estava no grupo e ela curtiu meu comentário. De lá pra cá ocorreu muita evolução, o canal Tese Onze se tornou um dos maiores da esquerda.

  • Parabéns

  • Entende tanto de política quando de futebol 🤐///// she understand politics as in Soccer 🤐

  • All told. Nothing to add.
    Thank you, Sabrina.

  • Lista de canais progressistas/esquerda no youtube.

    Conversa Afiada –

    teleSUR tv –

    Meteoro Brasil –

    TV 247 –

    Blog da Cidadania –

    Rede TVT –

    Henry Bugalho –

    Galãs Feios –

    Aquias Santarem –

    Midia Ninja –

    Leonardo Stoppa –

    Eduardo Moreira –

    Leitura ObrigaHISTÓRIA –

    Tese Onze –

    Diário do Centro do Mundo –

    The Intercept Brasil –

    Samuel Borelli –

    Portal Click política –

    Midia Alternativa –

    O Historiador –

    Paulo Pimenta –

    TV Boitempo –

    Bemvindo Sequeira –

    Carta Capital –

    Diego González –

    Ciro Gomes –

    Spartakus Santiago –

    Bob Fernandes –

    TV GGN –

    Clayson –

    Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil –

    Justificando –

    Cidadão-X –

    O Democrata –

    DCM TV –

    Nocaute – Blog do Fernando Morais –

    Gleisi Hoffmann –

    Lula –

    Opera Mundi –

    CausaOperariaTV –

    PT –

    Resistência Contemporânea –

    Saia da Matrix –

    Jornalistas Livres –

    Dead Consense –

    Família Passos, Talquey?

    Portal do José –

    Plantão Brasil –

    Contra Ponto –

    Progressista –

    À Esquerda –

    Debora Baldin –

    Marcelo Freixo –

    A Nova Máquina do Tempo –

    Independente –

    Revista Forum –

    Jornal a Nova Democracia –

    Maestro Bogs –

    Time Ciro Gomes –

    Nada se Cria –

    Manuela d'Ávila –

    Tattoo no toco –

    Brasil de Fato –

    Duplo Expresso –

    Canal Questionamentos –

    Jones Manoel –

    Auditoria Cidadã da Dívida –

    Canal Púrpura –

    Estúdio Fluxo –

    FERRÉZ –

    Professor Leonardo –

    Revista Piauí –

    Iela UFSC –

    Paz e Bem –

    Gustavo Conde –

    Cibele Laura –

    Cifra Oculta –

    Diretas de Direito –

    Sâmia Bomfim –

    Luciana Genro –

    Canal Adão Bispo –

    Outras Palavras –

    Socialista Morena –

    Guilherme Boulos –

    Cidadão Silvestre –

    PSOL na Câmara –

    Covil do Raposa –

    Visão Marxista –

    Botando Pilha –

    PSOL 50 –

    Tarcísio Motta –

    Lute Pela Revolução –

    Merlin Segundo –

    Inteligência Acima da Mídia –


    Autonomia Literária –

    Ideias de Esquerda –

    PCdoB Oficial –

    De Olho nos Ruralistas –

    Juche TV –

    Esquerda Diário –

    Revolução Brasileira –

    CPL – Consciência Popular Livre

    Humberto Costa –

    Vanessa Grazziotin –

    Nildo PSOL –

    Esquerda Poética –

    Daniel Patti – Uma Voz Proletária

    Gazeta Revolucionaria –

    Canal Marxista –

    Crítica Comunista –

    Douglas Belchior –

    Rede Esquerda –

    Militantes de Esquerda –

    Canal Brasil pela Esquerda –

    Apenas Propostas –

    Ponte Jornalismo –

    Eduardo Lima – Anti-imperialismo

  • Sabrina, "the queen" das criticas no Brasil.

  • Sabrina, estou ansioso pela chegada do seu livro em minhas mãos. Queria que tivesse uma dedicatória sua.

  • This is getting scarier every day.

  • Esse vídeo tinha que estar no #EmAlta

  • You don't have an idea how to win. Find lastcap style.

  • Fica Amazônia, fora Bolsonaro !

  • Fora bolsonaro! Fora imperialismo da Amazônia! Fora G7!

  • A raiva que tenho desse ser humano torpe, de existência absolutamente irrisória, e que acabou cravando sua marca na história da civilização…

  • Sabrina, thank you for the amazing video which I’m forwarding here in Australia and also to friends all over the world! So clear and straight to the point!!!

  • Em segundo lugar que li e adorei seu livro sobre a encruzilhada das esquerdas brasileiras: trata-se de um livro que ao mesmo tempo é contundente da análise e generoso no tratamento de todos os fatos ela encarados nessa verdadeira obra prima de análise política! Parabéns!

  • Incrível como você soa bem mais breve e pontual em inglês. Eu gosto mais e ainda posso mostrar pra resto da minha família que não fala um a de português.

  • Você é essencial, Sabrina! Moro no Reino Unido e agradeço o vídeo em inglês, vou repassar pro todo mundo que conheço por aqui. Obrigada!!!

  • Thanks, Sabrina.

  • você é necessária, Sabrina! obrigada!

  • Mesmo estando do outro lado do oceano, estou seriamente preocupada…

  • It's sad to hear all this in English. Even more in Portuguese. Amazon is a worldwide responsibility. Thank you, Sabrina, for your amazing work!

  • Compartilhando na França

  • Sabrina, você é incrível! 😘

  • Assisto seus vídeos para conhecer os dois lados da moeda(quem só ouve um lado vira zumbi ). Vc fala muito bem e é convincente. Mas eu ainda prefiro os argumentos do outro lado 😘

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