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What can every Brazilian citizen do about global warming? Never before has humanity consumed and polluted so quickly. There is a structural problem in the world, and this is not global warming, since this phenomenon is just a consequence of the logic of life: anthropocentric neo-extractivism, an important problem for Latin American critics such as Alberto Acosta, Eduardo Gudinas, Maristella Swampa. and Sylvia Kusikanki. There are environmental political scientists in Brazil: Copenava and Crenac.

In times of scientific denial, being a political agent seems necessary to overcome the consequences of such a logic of habitation and life. The deniers argue: there is no global warming, the Earth is flat, products with pesticides are beneficial, progress and consumption of highly outdated products are harmless. Forests are eaten to justify all kinds of monoculture and extractivism. The mountains have been eaten so that electronics can be quickly disposed of. Water can no longer be drunk, the air is not much cleaner, and the ground continues to be polluted.

But in the end, what is this unearthly and distant but aggressive phenomenon that bears such names as global warming and climate change? Global warming is real and is the result of human activity. Climate change is already scientific evidence, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). If a scientific controversy has arisen, it ended 20 years ago. It is worth mentioning that the IPCC, created in 1988 by the UN, provides the public, especially policymakers, with consolidated information about the climate emergency.

Global warming can be thought of as a warning to humanity. A call to change the way we live, produce and live on Earth. Climate change requires change: to move from a neoliberal-neo-extractive logic, where there is an illusion of unlimited freedom and self-consent to the unlimited exploitation of the other, including people and not only people, to another ecologist and convivialist – where the dignity of the other, and it is possible to create spaces for “life” without violence, symbolic or physical, for people and for nature.

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I return to my original thought: “What then can a citizen do at the local level?” Quick answer: do daily environmental practices through an ethical (social) climate ruler. A new moral ruler is needed to cope with local problems, since warming is global in nature, but solutions must be tailored for each territory. Words matter. And stocks too. Worldview plus words and actions equals political action in the world. But what does this mean in practice?

More everyday ecologists are required. We need more Krenaki and Yanomani to keep the sky from falling over our heads, to postpone the end of the world, in short, to recognize that a certain kind of urbanized industrial and extractive worldview, especially patriarchal, hierarchical and selfish, can lead to life on Earth collapsing. This is not a panic story.

Guardians are needed. Ailton Krenac warns, stating that indigenous peoples are not the only guardians of the forest, but every citizen on Earth. Each person in his daily choices decides to eat the forest more or less. Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami, in Altima Floresta tells the story of how the Jurua do not know how to live in harmony with the waters and mountains: “The Jurua prefer to dig and pollute rivers. The Huruashi prefer to eat mountains and get sick when they release disease vapors of oil and toxic minerals. “

It should be recognized that Brazil is a multinational territory. That there are over 300 different worldviews. It’s easy to mention Brazilian indigenous ethnic groups. They have been involved in climate policy for over 1000 years, and Jurua, we non-indigenous peoples, have a lot to learn about how to live with nature.

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As Leonardo Boff argues, an ethic of care is essential in our daily choices. A ruler who allows everyone to take responsibility for their daily actions. From knowing when to use water every day while showering to alleviate the water crisis, to deciding to cut plastic or food consumption that needed to be overcome across half the planet. It’s about day-to-day climate policy.

Looking for a citizen / politicians. The Brazilian Climate Policy was officially launched in 2009 with the adoption of the National Climate Change Policy. Politics, however, is not limited to civil servants in the executive or the legislature. Other local entities include municipal councils and district associations.

We need children’s politicians. In Brazil, some young people are starting to propose civil society policies. Initiatives such as Engajamundo, Young Politicians for Climate, The Brazilian Climate Strike and others demonstrate that any citizen can get involved in politics. This political action by Brazilian civil society still requires overcoming the myth that “politics is not discussed” or “politics is carried out only by the councilor, deputy, senator, mayor, governor and president.” Perhaps Brazil needs the emerging Krenac / Copenava effect. A collective force that transforms every citizen into the protector of the forest and therefore the planet.

Thus, we are not living in an era of climate change, but in an era of planetary collapse. Global warming is real, and socio-ecological inequalities have increased dramatically over the past decades. Scientifically, an updated IPCC climate publication is expected in 2022. But will an ethical appeal be on the agenda? And I leave the provocation: “When will we, juruás, begin to use a new ethical ruler to reorient our way of living and living in this world before the announced apocalypse?”

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Frederico Salmi is a PPG Master in Sociology at UFRGS and is a member of the TEMAS (Technology, Environment and Society) group and AmazonFACE program.

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A POLITICAL TURN: Contarato’s fatherhood, an innocent anti-fascist prime minister, and a pro-democracy letter

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child’s father

Senator Fabiano Contarato (from PT), author of the law that expanded and established a national level for nurses – a project that was approved by Congress and sanctioned by Bolsonaro – took to social media to defend the paternity of the norm. According to him, Bolsonaro will use this issue for political gain.

“Bolsonaro is trying to claim the glory of the sanction, but he “forgets” to say that he vetoed the INPC fix. In practice, there will be no annual salary adjustment for nurses. We wish you complete victory! Let’s fight to override the veto,” Contarato tweeted.

Post that is distributed in groups and social networks

In another post, in a video, he said: “I am the author of PL 2564, which establishes a minimum wage (for nursing). I came here to warn you: don’t be fooled by President Bolsonaro. He authorized PL 2564 only because he knew that if he vetoed it, we would override the veto. I want to remind you that all 81 senators voted for the 2564 PL, and out of 513 federal deputies, only 12 voted against, including the son of the President of the Republic (Eduardo Bolsonaro).”

Posts linking Bolsonaro to the project are circulating on social media and discussion groups, mostly from Bolsonarists, with no attribution from Contarato.

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A letter for democracy will be read on the stairs of Ufes

Civil society organizations such as Transparência Capixaba, Convergência Democrática, Sindijournalist, Adufes, Sintufes, DCE of Ufes and others are participating this Thursday (11) in an impartial civic action with the reading of the Letter to the Brazilians in Defense of Democracy. . The letter calls for the protection of a democratic rule of law and respect for the election results.

The action will take place on the stairs of Teatro da Ufes and is scheduled for 16:00. The same event must occur simultaneously in other states. In São Paulo, the action will take place at USP Law School, where the letter was written. Outside the college, in Largo de San Francisco, screens will be set up for those who wish to follow them. The signatories of the 1977 letter to the Brazilians will also be present, in addition to representatives of organizations supporting the letter, which has already collected more than 830,000 signatures.

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Anti-fascist PM acquitted in social media criticism case

Judge Getúlio Marcos Pereira Neves of the Vitoria Court of Military Audit opened an investigation by the Military Police (IPM) against Prime Minister Corporal Vinicius Curzone for allegedly insulting the Corporation on social media.

Curzone is the coordinator of the anti-fascist police group in the state, and on the group’s Instagram would be critical of public safety in general, defending the principles the group believes in. The group would also post a note in solidarity with government candidate Captain Souza (PSTU), who is also an anti-fascist police officer and the subject of an investigation by the Corporation.

The decision was taken after the Military Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to open a criminal case for an unexcused reason, which could lead to criminal prosecution. “Based on the foregoing, I satisfy the request of the Military Prosecutor’s Office and determine the introduction of these, upon dismissal and other precautionary measures, including the disposal of weapons and items, in the form of relevant legislation,” the excerpt from the court decision says.

Querzone is still responding to administrative disciplinary action (PAD) internally for the same reason.

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“Harder than a Candidate”

Senator Rose de Freitas (MDB) still has interim deputies on the slate for re-election. He argues that it is difficult to accommodate permanent substitutes. “It’s harder to include an alternative than it is to list a candidate,” the senator, who is president of the MDB in Espírito Santo, told Colone.

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Vinicius Simões trades an urn for coordinating Gandini’s campaign

Gandini and Vinicius Simões (center)

Former Chairman of the Vitoria House of Councilors Vinicius Simões (Citizenship) withdrew from the elections to the Federal House. His name no longer appears on the PSDB-citizenship federation protocol, which was submitted to the Electoral Court. He will coordinate in the capital the campaign for the re-election of State Deputy Fabrizio Gandini (Citizenship).

“After evaluating the entire current political scenario, especially the local scenario, and talking to our political group, my family and I decided to shelve this project and step back,” Simones said. He also said he wanted to focus his performance on Vitoria. Simões is the First Deputy for Citizenship in the Chamber of Deputies. If one of the councilors of your party is elected as a deputy, he becomes an adviser.

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Violence against women in debate

The State Public Ministry held last Friday afternoon (05) the IX State Meeting on the María da Peña Law with lectures on the topics: “Gender and racial political violence against women” and “Psychological violence against women”. The event was opened by the head of the parliament, Luciana Andrade.

According to the Minister of Security (Sesp), from January to July of this year, 52 women were killed, of which 18 (35%) by femicide – 5 of these crimes in the Capital Region, 4 in the North. , 2 in the south, 4 in the northwest and 3 in the mountainous region.

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Biden forgot he greeted the politician and starred in a gaffe

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Joe Biden estendeu a mão para ninguém

United States President Joe Biden returned to star in the Tuesday 9 gaffe. After listening to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s speech, the Democrat greeted the speaker and extended his hand again seconds later. Greetings.

This isn’t the first time Biden has filmed a handshake scene. In April, after speaking at North Carolina State Agricultural and Technical University, The Democrat stepped down from the pulpit, turned to the right, and held out his hand, as if to shake someone’s hand. But there was no one there.

Last month, after speaking in Tel Aviv, Israel, the US President repeated the dose.

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An excerpt from a comedy show Studio 22, aired in Saudi Arabia, went viral on social media. The video portrays Biden as incapacitated. The sketch also teases US Vice President Kamala Harris.

The actor playing the Democrat is unaware of his surroundings and looks like he’s about to fall asleep.. Kamala’s character tells the president what to say and do. At the end of the video, Biden finally falls asleep.

“Thank you very much! Today we will talk about the crisis in Spain,” Biden said. “Yes, we will talk about the crisis in Africa. Yes, Russia! I want to talk about Russian President Putin. Yes, Putin. Listen to me, I have an important a message for you. The message is: … And the President of China … What? Haven’t I finished talking about Russia? Thank you for correcting me, First Lady. Thank you very much! God bless them…”

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“Thank you,” said Kamala. “Hallelujah! Applause for the President. Now!”

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FBI search causes political storm and could speed up Trump’s re-election

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FBI search causes political storm and could speed up Trump's re-election

Hours after it was revealed that the FBI raided his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, Donald Trump posted a campaign video on his Pravda social network, fueling rumors that he was preparing to announce his re-election to the presidency.

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