Eye on the Amazon
  • Now Is the Time To #EndAmazonCrude!

    Now Is the Time To #EndAmazonCrude!

    September 28, 2016 – Today Amazon Watch issued a new call to the consumers and companies in the U.S. and around the world: End Amazon Crude! With the release of a new investigative report, an animated video by long-time ally and Pulitzer Prize winning animator Mark Fiore, an infographic, and a petition to demand that refineries in the U.S. stop sourcing crude from the rainforest, our new campaign to End Amazon Crude kicks off with a bang, and we want you to join us in this important call to action.

  • 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.

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