Eye on the Amazon
  • Portraits of Resistance: Inside the Peaceful U'wa Uprising

    Portraits of Resistance: Inside the Peaceful U'wa Uprising

    September 26, 2016 – Peace is more than the silencing of guns, and that the peace accord will not address all sources of violence in the conflict. To that end, we share with you this guest blog from Bogota-based activists working with our partners of the U'wa Nation in Colombia, recounting the U'wa's recent struggle to recover their ancestral territory from oil drilling.

  • Global Solidarity from the Amazon to Standing Rock

    Global Solidarity from the Amazon to Standing Rock

    September 22, 2016 – The Sioux fight is representative of other fights around the globe. If Standing Rock wins this, we will win other fights for social and environmental justice. We all need to work together to build this global justice movement around the globe.

  • Calling Chevron's Bluff

    Calling Chevron's Bluff

    September 19, 2016 – One of the worst oil-related disasters in history occurred when Texaco, later purchased by oil giant Chevron, deliberately dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic waste into the Ecuadorian Amazon over the course of decades. Amazon Watch spent four days last week in a courthouse in Toronto to witness the latest, and hopefully last, chapter in this epic quest for justice.

  • Chevron’s "Hell Freezes Over" Tour

    Chevron’s "Hell Freezes Over" Tour

    September 12, 2016 – This chapter in the ongoing saga of Chevron's toxic contamination in Ecuador highlights one of the most grievous threats to the notion of justice in the face of crimes committed by corporations anywhere in the world.

  • Defend the Sacred: Making Indigenous Sacred Sites "No Go" Zones for Extractive Industries

    Defend the Sacred: Making Indigenous Sacred Sites "No Go" Zones for Extractive Industries

    September 8, 2016 – "Whatever fine print comes out of the World Conservation Congress, Amazonian indigenous women will continue to protect our Living Forest." Paty Gualinga, the powerful spokeswoman from Ecuador's Kichwa indigenous community of Sarayaku, inspired the attendees at one of the world's largest gatherings of environmental organizations and governments.

  • Ecuador Announces First Commercial Barrel of Oil from Yasuní's ITT Fields

    Ecuador Announces First Commercial Barrel of Oil from Yasuní's ITT Fields

    September 7, 2016 – From deep inside the most biodiverse part of Earth's largest rainforest, there is terrible news: Oil extraction has begun in quite possibly the worst place imaginable.

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