Eye on the Amazon
  • Same Chevron Shareholder Circus? Look Closer!

    Same Chevron Shareholder Circus? Look Closer!

    Amazon Watch and the True Cost of Chevron network take on Chevron management.

    May 28, 2015 – The circus of lies, denial and propaganda videos that has become the Chevron annual shareholder meeting took place at Chevron's San Ramon, California headquarters once again yesterday. Not surprisingly, Chevron's lies about its Ecuador fiasco were recycled from years past – many of which seem to be nearing their expiration date.

  • Tensions Run High As Consultation Process for Peru’s Biggest Oil Block Finally Begins

    Tensions Run High As Consultation Process for Peru’s Biggest Oil Block Finally Begins

    May 27, 2015 – The last few days have seen the start of a process to decide the future of a territory that has been subjected to oil exploration for the last 40+ years – namely, oil block 192 (formally called 1AB) that spans three river basins (Tigre, Corrientes, Pastaza) and is home to over 100 indigenous communities.

  • Secoya Leader and Coalition Confront Chevron at Headquarters

    Secoya Leader and Coalition Confront Chevron at Headquarters

    May 26, 2015 – Amazon Watch is proud to once again support Humberto Piaguaje, a longtime indigenous partner and courageous leader of the Secoya people in Ecuador, and a growing coalition of communities affected by Chevron's operations in denouncing the company's atrocious pattern of human rights abuses, environmental destruction and attacks on democracy at their annual shareholders meeting tomorrow in San Ramon, CA.

  • Indigenous Alliance Demands Brazil Halt Amazon Dams

    Indigenous Alliance Demands Brazil Halt Amazon Dams

    May 15, 2015 – An indigenous assembly held in April on the banks of Brazil's Teles Pires River, an Amazonian waterway currently being strangled by a cascade of hydroelectric dams, produced the following manifesto of resistance from the Kayabi, Apiaká, Munduruku and Rikbaktsa peoples.

  • How to Stop Deforestation in the Amazon? Empower Indigenous Peoples

    How to Stop Deforestation in the Amazon? Empower Indigenous Peoples

    May 5, 2015 – Recently, questions have arisen about how Amazon Watch works to stop deforestation, and we'd like to take a moment to clarify our strategic approach to this vast problem and acknowledge that our programmatic strategy indeed addresses the heart of this issue.

  • The Munduruku People: A Living History of Resistance

    The Munduruku People: A Living History of Resistance

    April 30, 2015 – "If you want to take care of the forest, you need to invest in us – indigenous peoples – because no one takes better care of the forest than we do. If it weren't for us, the cattle and the soy would have taken this whole forest. I know we are only of the size of a grain of sand but we make a huge difference. The air you breathe comes from [the Amazon]. The water you drink comes from here. And so, by killing us, you are killing nature and therefore yourselves."

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