Thank you, Ms. Bell for the thorough account. Activists are facing the same murderous thugs in South America and all work for transnational organizations intent upon raping, pillaging, and plundering the land.
The fact that State Powers protect the thugs is the great injustice of our times.
Of course, these elites are working behind the scenes (and closed doors) to force trade deals through that will effectively anesthetize all sorts of environmental activism. Under the guise of Democracy, the elites are creating extra-judicial networks that will effectively set up the 1%'s version of binding international laws.
These do not preserve life; and the flawed souls pushing this agenda are so divorced from the natural world (Mother Nature) as to not recognize that they are also signing their own death certificates. (And everyone else’s, as well.)
Thank you for your work, and of course, thanks for the courage and work of both Berta Caceres and Gustavo Castro. He and Julian Assange have much in common.