Indigenous Resistance in Brazil against paper pulp producer
"We will not silence our voices, nor can we because we have a responsibility to denounce the many negative impacts that the communities suffer daily because of the activities of Aracruz, and other companies. We are testifying, denouncing and publishing information about these environmental, social, economic and cultural impacts, so that instead of legitimating and supporting the actions of the company, the Brazilian state starts to respect the rights of these populations and implement changes in the present dominant and perverse development model to which we all are submitted" – Alert Against The Green Desert Movement – 2005
This article gives background information on the pulp producing firm Aracruz Celulose S.A in Espirito Santo, Brazil. They ‘own’ thousands of hectares of eucalyptus plantations, some of which have been established illegally on the lands of indigenous communities. After years of protest these communities have decided to self-demarcate and occupy their lands and reconstruct their original villages.