Eye on the Amazon
  • Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron from Its Ecuador Disaster

    Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron from Its Ecuador Disaster

    September 30, 2014 – Chevron got a little help from its friends in the corporate media last week. It is clear that business journalists will come out of the woodwork to defend the company from attacks on their own kind, even if the truth about Chevron’s human rights violations is sacrificed in the process.

  • Indigenous Voices Lead Largest Climate March Ever

    Indigenous Voices Lead Largest Climate March Ever

    Momentum building as indigenous representatives call to Keep the Oil in the Ground at the People's Climate March in New York

    September 26, 2014 – This past week a small group made big waves in New York City. Amazonian indigenous spokespeople and social movement leaders joined the Indigenous Bloc in leading more than 400,000 others at the People's Climate March. Amazon Watch joined front-line indigenous communities and representatives in demanding that humanity keep the oil in the ground as a fundamental solution to climate chaos.

  • Amazon Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change

    Amazon Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change

    September 23, 2014 – "When women decide to do something, when we are firm and radical, we will be successful and make it happen!" Patricia Gualinga addressed a packed crowd in the very spirit of her words, moving the entire room to a standing ovation. "Everywhere on the planet, we have such a powerful impact."

  • "Keep the Oil in the Ground!" Key Message at People's Climate March

    "Keep the Oil in the Ground!" Key Message at People's Climate March

    September 22, 2014 – The key to solving the climate crisis starts with respecting indigenous rights and territory. Indigenous peoples whose lands, culture and way of life are already being destroyed are calling for a stop to the expansion of the oil frontier. Their voices deserve to be heard, especially since the regions they are trying to protect are vital for all of humanity’s survival.

  • Voices from Ecuador Echo in New York

    Voices from Ecuador Echo in New York

    September 20, 2014 – "We have to free ourselves from our addiction to oil. If we want to take on climate change, we can't continue extracting, consuming, looking for more oil and sacrificing more [indigenous] territories," said said Esperanza Martinez, founder and president of Acción Ecológica in an interview with Naomi Klein in New York City.

  • Why I March: We Need to Leave the Oil in the Ground!

    Why I March: We Need to Leave the Oil in the Ground!

    September 19, 2014 – If we continue preying on the Earth under the banner of the oil economy, we put at risk both our lives and that of the planet. Mother Earth is tired of so much abuse and ill-treatment. Now is the time to put on the brakes, to say, "this is the limit, we can't continue this way."

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