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Don’t let the great dance end APPEAL

Don’t let the great dance end

For tens of thousands of years Kalahari Bushman tribes have lived in the deserts of southern Africa. But the Botswana government is determined to put an end to their ability to live off the land and has cut off their water supply. As the Bushmen launch a court appeal, they need your help more than ever. Please help fund their fight. No amount is too small. Give now »

Botswana president in racist outburst against Kalahari Bushmen NEWS

Botswana president in racist outburst against Kalahari Bushmen

In an astonishing outburst, Botswana’s president has described the Kalahari Bushmen as ‘primeval’, ‘primitive’ and ‘backward’. Speaking at the country’s largest diamond mine today, President Khama accused the Bushmen of living a ‘life of backwardness’, ‘a primitive life of deprivation co-existing alongside wild animals’, and ‘a primeval life of a bygone era of hardship and indignity’.
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Uncontacted tribes expert warns of violent conflict NEWS

Uncontacted tribes expert warns of violent conflict

One of Brazil’s leading experts on isolated Indians has warned that loggers could trigger violent conflict amongst uncontacted tribes on the Peru-Brazil border. José Carlos Meirelles added that the number of uncontacted Indians in at least one area is increasing, their population possibly having doubled in the last 20 years.
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Special offer on 2011 diaries and calendars SHOPPING

Special offer on 2011 diaries and calendars

Survival’s best-selling annual diary and wall calendar are now on special offer online only. If you’re travelling light then the handy pocket-sized diary is the one for you, while our ‘We the People’ 2011 wall calendar, featuring 12 strikingly uplifting colour images, is a celebration of tribal peoples and our work with them.
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Leave a comment on Botswana’s human rights record
The UK High Commissioner posted a blog item praising Botswana’s ‘good reputation on human rights’, and neglecting to mention the government’s abuses against the Bushmen.
Please leave a comment pointing out that the government has cut off the Bushmen’s water supply

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