Donnachadh McCarthy has been an environmental campaigner since 1992, when he first visited the Yanomami Indians in the Amazon rainforest. It was a spiritual initiation and Donnachadh developed an affinity with them, understanding their role as custodians of a natural way of living. On returning home, he dedicated his life to persuading people to halt the destructive throwaway consumerism that lies behind the bulldozers destroying the rainforest, causing the demise of these Indigenous people.

When we met, Donnachadh took me to see Burgess Park, the site of many of his home-grown political battles. ...


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