News & Multimedia from 2014

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People Power for Climate Justice!

People Power for Climate Justice!

COP20 Lima and a call to action in 2015

December 24, 2014

Earlier this month, the world's eyes were on Lima as 196 nations debated what to do about climate change at the UN COP20 climate summit. While world leaders debated, negotiated, signed and didn't sign agreements, Amazon Watch and our allies sounded the alarm on the critical importance of the Amazon rainforest and indigenous ancestral territories in maintaining climate stability.

Epic Chevron Battle Lands in Canadian Court

Epic Chevron Battle Lands in Canadian Court

Oil giant asks Canadian Supreme Court to rewrite laws in attempt to avoid seizure of assets by Ecuadorian rainforest communities

December 23, 2014

This month's hearing before Canada's Supreme Court was Chevron's last appeal to try to stop a full enforcement trial. Chevron audaciously asked the court to ignore all precedent, and to change the law just for them.

Amazonian Tribe Take Initiative to Protect Their Lands from Dam Project

The Munduruku Indians are gaining support as they fight the Brazilian government to stop their territory being submerged

December 22, 2014The Guardian

After years of waiting for the Brazilian government to sort out their land rights, the 13,000 Munduruku Indians, who live beside the Tapajós river in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, have decided to take action. Besides temporarily occupying an office belonging to Funai, the Brazilian government's Indian agency, they have started to demarcate the boundaries of the land they claim.

Murder in the Rainforest

At the U.N.'s latest climate talks, indigenous tribes showed again that they're frontline allies in the climate fight. So why aren't we protecting them?

December 16, 2014Rolling Stone

On the morning of December 5th, a dark piece of news began circulating at the U.N. climate talks in Lima: The body of José Isidro Tendetza Antún, a leading Ecuadorian indigenous-rights and anti-mining campaigner, had been found in a riverside grave near his village, his remains bound in rope, showing signs of beating and torture.

Belo Monte, Brazil: The Tribes Living in the Shadow of a Megadam

Next year the Belo Monte dam will flood vast swathes of Amazon rainforest. Indian tribes living on the river have lost their fight to halt the project – now they await the floods that threaten their entire way of life

December 16, 2014The Guardian

By the Great Bend of the Xingu river in the depths of Amazonia, the Juruna tribe is being drowned by what seems at first sight to be a flood of TV game-show prizes.

Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

Indigenous Voices: A Call to Keep the Oil in the Ground

December 12, 2014Huffington Post

I walk a small path, surrounded by an infinite number of trees, plants and the scent of flowers. My lungs fill with pure, fresh air when I take a deep breath. My bare feet touch the ground, damp from yesterday's rain. This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is what I want to share with my children one day.

Thousands of Marchers Demand Just Solution at UN Climate Talks in Lima

Indigenous peoples from the Andes to the Amazon joined trade unionists, students and women’s groups in demonstration in the Peruvian capital

December 10, 2014The Guardian

From the Amazon to the Andes, thousands of activists marched through the streets of Lima on Wednesday to demand a just solution to climate change. The march through the traffic-choked streets put a human face on the United Nations climate negotiations, a process largely confined to suited bureaucrats working behind the high walls of a military compound in a leafy neighbourhood of Lima.

Thousands in Lima March for Climate Justice!

Thousands in Lima March for Climate Justice!

December 10, 2014

Amazon Watch and indigenous allies joined thousands of marchers yesterday in defense of the rainforest and territorial rights and to demand that voices from the Amazon be heard at the United Nations COP20 climate negotiations.

Fracking, REDD, Lima Climate Talks...All Slammed at Nature Rights Tribunal

13 judges meet in Peru to hear accusations that the rights of “Mother Earth” are being violated

December 10, 2014The Guardian

"[REDD gives] permits to pollute," Smithie told the Tribunal. "[It means] forests of the world acting as a sponge for northern industrial countries' pollution. They can pollute if they grab forests in the global south."

COP20 Lima: Amazon Watch on Democracy Now!

COP20 Lima: Amazon Watch on Democracy Now!

December 10, 2014

"When we lose the Amazon, we not only create emissions, but we lose the climate stabilizing function of the forest," Amazon Watch founder Atossa Soltani told Democracy Now! at the "Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change" event hosted by WECAN around the UNFCCC COP20 climate summit currently taking place in Lima, Peru. "We're reaching a tipping point."

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