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Brazil’s indigenous activists step protests over land rights

Indigenous activists occupied the headquarters of a federal agency here Tuesday as part of mounting protests against government policies and the construction of a controversial dam in the Amazon. The natives arrived in the Brazilian capital a week ago for talks with authorities after occupying one of the Belo Monte…

Tim Wise: White folks have been ‘occupying’ Manhattan for hundreds of years

Indigenous activists have recently expressed concern over “language of occupy.” On Friday night, Melissa Harris-Perry and anti-racist activist and educator Tim Wise took on the topic on The Rachel Maddow Show. Wise is the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. During their discussion, Wise…