Eye on the Amazon
  • Bringing Dishonor Upon an Honorary Award

    Bringing Dishonor Upon an Honorary Award

    March 25, 2015 – We just found out that the Commonwealth Club of California plans to honor Chevron CEO John Watson as a "distinguished global citizen" who has "given back" to the global community. WHAT?!

  • Uyantza Raymi and the People of the Zenith

    Uyantza Raymi and the People of the Zenith

    March 22, 2015 – Observing the mountains on a sunny afternoon in the Amazon, my home, I began to reflect on the past few months I have spent on the road as an active voice advocating for the defence of indigenous territories, our rights and the rights of the future generations who have an inherent right to live in a healthy world. We all do.

  • Mounting Evidence of Corruption in the Brazilian Dam Industry

    Mounting Evidence of Corruption in the Brazilian Dam Industry

    March 19, 2015 – Last Sunday millions of citizens in dozens of cities throughout Brazil took to the streets to protests rampant corruption, erroneous economic policies and rollbacks of social benefits. Protestors called for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, claiming government mismanagement and a possible direct link between the president and an unprecedented corruption scandal centered around Petrobras.

  • Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement Unites in Defense of Territory

    Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement Unites in Defense of Territory

    March 13, 2015 – This week hundreds of representatives from five indigenous nationalities came together in a special assembly to defend their Amazon territory from oil, mining, logging, destructive dams and the commodification of nature.

  • Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

    Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

    March 11, 2015 – The Achuar and U'wa indigenous peoples have me in awe of the immense power of grassroots resistance in the face of multi-billion dollar corporations. Years after graduating from university, I find myself once again a student. Throughout my tenure at Amazon Watch, I have been honored to "informally apprentice" under our wise and humble indigenous partners.

  • Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay!

    Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay!

    March 8, 2015 – Amazon Watch is proud to partner with indigenous women from across the Amazon basin to support their work to protect their ancestral territories from oil extraction and destructive mega-dam projects. These women are true leaders in the growing movement to protect the rainforest and all life.

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