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UN Experts Slam Brazilian Government's Attacks on Indigenous Rights

UN Experts Slam Brazilian Government's Attacks on Indigenous Rights

June 15, 2017

In response to the deepening human rights crisis gripping Brazil, last week a group of experts from the UN and IACHR forcefully denounced President Temer's administration and the agribusiness-affiliated ruralista congressional bloc for leading the assault on the rights of indigenous peoples.

"This Is My Land": The Indigenous Women Chiefs Protecting the Amazon

"This Is My Land": The Indigenous Women Chiefs Protecting the Amazon

For decades, Brazil's Kayapo tribe has battled deforestation of their home. Now women are at the frontlines of the fight to save the rainforest.

June 15, 2017Broadly

Chiefs such as Tuire at the forefront of protests against illegal logging and mining, and have proved themselves to be valuable leaders and passionate, brave spokespeople.

Oakland Moves To Divest from Banks Violating Indigenous Sovereignty

Oakland Moves To Divest from Banks Violating Indigenous Sovereignty

June 14, 2017

While President Trump continues to impede progress towards battling climate change, the City of Oakland – Amazon Watch's hometown – took an important step yesterday toward divesting city funds from banks that fund fossil fuels, violation of indigenous sovereignty, and mass incarceration.

What China and California Have in Common: the Amazon

What China and California Have in Common: the Amazon

June 13, 2017San Jose Mercury News

Before making California an enthusiastic partner of China on climate action, Gov. Jerry Brown must address the significant climate impact of China's foreign investments and of California's contributions to those impacts.

Temer Faces Political Test Over Amazon Bill

Activists say environment held hostage to Brazil's worsening political crisis

June 12, 2017The Financial Times

President Michel Temer must choose whether or not to sign a bill freeing up a large section of the Amazon to agriculture, as Brazilian activists warn that the country's environmental commitments could be sacrificed to demands fuelled by its political crisis.

Resistance and Risk in the Peruvian Amazon

Resistance and Risk in the Peruvian Amazon

Oil Palm Plantations Threaten Rights and Rainforests

June 6, 2017

The expansion of oil palm plantations is an emerging threat to the Amazon in Peru and beyond. The rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia have been devastated by oil palm, a legacy that does not bode well for the Western Hemisphere.

Amazon Protectors: Brazil's Indigenous People Struggle To Stave Off Loggers

June 6, 2017Reuters

As politicians plan a radical shift in how land for Brazil's 900,000 aboriginal people is demarcated, environmentalists say places like Reserve 124, where territory is formally owned by indigenous communities, represent the best chance to save endangered forests.

Indigenous Mobilization Results in Steps To End Criminalization in Ecuador

Indigenous Mobilization Results in Steps To End Criminalization in Ecuador

May 31, 2017

Although this isn't a full victory, it marks a significant step in the right direction toward ending the criminalization of indigenous protest in Ecuador and is a clear demonstration of the power of mass mobilization and international support.

Chevron CEO Clings To "Alternative Facts" When Confronted With Truth About Ecuador Mismanagement

CEO John Watson unable to respond to shareholder allegation of bribing a federal witness and cuts off microphones to avoid Ecuador issue

May 31, 2017

Midland, TX – Chevron CEO John Watson faced a firestorm of criticism over the company's expanding Ecuador liability at the company's annual meeting today from a group of institutional investors, one of whom accused the oil executive of 'materially mishandling' the case.

Chevron Executives Misused Millions of Shareholder Dollars To Bribe a Witness in Violation of U.S. Federal Law

Chevron Executives Misused Millions of Shareholder Dollars To Bribe a Witness in Violation of U.S. Federal Law

May 30, 2017

It may seem like this is stating the obvious, but it's a crime to bribe a witness to a U.S. federal court. Funny thing, though; Chevron has done just that, to the tune of $2 million dollars. Yet no one inside Chevron has demanded an explanation for this – until now.

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