News & Multimedia from 1999

Gasoducto Bolivia-Cuiaba de ENRON Llamado un Desastre de Proporción Mundial -- Nombrando Violaciones Serias de las Condiciones del Préstamo, los Grupos le Instan a OPIC a Cancelar el Préstamo

December 16, 1999 | Press Release

Washinton, D.C. - La semana pasada, los grupos ambientales Friends of the Earth (Amigos de la Tierra) y Amazon Watch le exigieron al OPIC, la agencia gubernamental Estado Unidense, de terminar con su trato financiero que tiene con ENRON international para el proyecto del gasoducto lateral Cuiaba. [...]More »

ENRON's Bolivia-Cuiaba Pipeline Called a World Class Disaster --- Citing Serious Violations of Loan Conditions, Groups Urge OPIC to Cancel Loan

December 10, 1999 | Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Friends of the Earth and Amazon Watch called on the Overseas Private Investment Corporation yesterday to immediately terminate its financing deal with ENRON international for the Bolivia-Cuiaba pipeline project on the grounds the ENRON is violating OPIC's loan conditions. [...]More »

Mass Non-Violent Uprising Against the WTO Declared a Victory Despite Police Brutality & Vandalism, Peaceful Protests Expose and Tarnish the WTO

December 3, 1999 | Press Release

Seattle, Washington - In the largest US non-violent action in decades, nearly fifty thousand people of conscience from every walk of life came together this week peacefully and risked arrest to shut down the WTO. [...]More »

WTO Opponents Unfurl Five-Story Banner in Downtown Seattle WTO is Dangerous to Democracy and Environment, Say Activists

November 29, 1999 | Press Release

Seattle, WA – In a virtuoso display of technical climbing, five activists from Rainforest Action Network scaled a giant construction crane downtown and unfurled a massive banner at sun-up protesting World Trade Organization (WTO) anti-democratic policies. [...]More »

Energy Projects Opposed Latin Indians Using Sabotage

November 18, 1999 | Miami Herald

Kilometer 33, Venezuela - Across Latin America, indigenous groups are locked in power struggles with authorities over large energy projects on their lands, and the twisted metal of a toppled steel pylon in a jungle clearing here is sign of the latest clash.  One recent night, Pemon Indians pulled down the pylon in an act of sabotage against a power line project to northern Brazil that they despise. [...]More »

En Route to Seattle: International Caravan Brings "No WTO" Message to Los Angeles Rally at Occidental Petroleum Highlights Horrors of Corporate Globalization

November 17, 1999 | Press Release

A caravan of about two dozen international activists affected by corporate globalization will be arriving in Los Angeles this Thursday, November 18, on their journey across the United States to the upcoming meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle. [...]More »

En Route to Seattle: International Caravan Brings "No WTO" Message to Los Angeles Rally at Occidental Petroleum Highlights Horrors of Corporate Globalization

November 17, 1999 | Press Release

A caravan of about two dozen international activists affected by corporate globalization will be arriving in Los Angeles this Thursday, November 18, on their journey across the United States to the upcoming meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle. [...]More »

En Route to Seattle: International Caravan Brings "No WTO" Message to Los Angeles Rally at Occidental Petroleum Highlights Horrors of Corporate Globalization

November 17, 1999 | Press Release

A caravan of about two dozen international activists affected by corporate globalization will be arriving in Los Angeles this Thursday, November 18, on their journey across the United States to the upcoming meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle. [...]More »

Communique to the International Public from the U'WA

November 17, 1999 | Press Release

Cubará, Colombia Approximately 200 members of the U'wa indigenous tribe of northeastern Colombia assembled in a permanent settlement on part of our ancestral lands yesterday, November 16. [...]More »

200 U'WA Assemble at OXY Oil Well Site to Block Drilling Tribe Calls for International Ssupport to stop the oil Project

November 17, 1999 | Press Release

Bogota, Colombia - Yesterday, 200 U'wa Indians, including women, children and tribal elders marched on the site of Occidental Petroleum's planned oil well Gibraltar 1, establishing a permanent settlement to block the drilling slated to begin in the coming weeks. Hundreds of additional U'wa are expected to continue arriving to the settlement in upcoming days. [...]More »

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