Eye on the Amazon: The Official Blog of Amazon Watch
May 20, 2013
Tell the Chevron board of directors
to fire CEO John Watson.
You may remember how Servio had us all grasping our seats just two years ago with his deeply personal story of how Chevron devastated his lands and drinking water, causing a public health crisis that continues to this day. Servio lost both his parents (his mother's heartbreaking story is told here) and a sister to cancer, which doctors have attributed to drinking water contaminated by toxic crude waste. Since that time, Servio has become an active voice for his community over the past 16 years, demanding that Chevron take responsibility for the contamination that has so severely affected his family.
May 15, 2013 | Andrew Miller
Yesterday I left the Amazon jungle after an amazing week there. Prior to leaving however, I shared with my Achuar indigenous friends a dream I had about you.
You see, the Achuar live in a unique dream culture that believes in a co-created reality and embraces an eternal vision created and shared by the entire community, whose lives are devoted to reclaiming their rights. They awake early each morning to share dreams with family and make decisions according to what has come in sleep. Elders then tell myths to the children, their oral tradition keeping their collective wisdom alive for thousands of years and helping to define their decisions and future.
May 14, 2013 | Maíra Irigaray
Peace and Respect
in the Amazon!
Urge President Dilma to find a peaceful solution to the Belo Monte conflict and respect indigenous rights!
May 13, 2013 | Andrew Miller
Dearest Daughter, from Dad in the Amazon –
This is my first international trip away from you since your birth eight months ago, and I already miss you tremendously. I fear by the time I return from Peru, you will be a completely different person and will have forgotten about me.
Parting is bittersweet; I want to explain to you the importance of this trip. Perhaps the defining characteristic of my work with Amazon Watch is our relationship with indigenous people who live in remote parts of the rainforest. Starting tomorrow, I'll have the honor of visiting our friends of the Achuar people deep in the Peruvian Amazon, a place they have called home for many generations.
May 3, 2013 | Maíra Irigaray
Notes from the Amazon Watch Brazil field team, currently in Altamira.
Follow their journey directly here.
Join the worldwide chorus calling for justice by urging Brazil's Supreme Court to rule on lawsuits against the Belo Monte Dam!