Eye on the Amazon
  • 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."

  • Keep the Oil in the Ground!

    Keep the Oil in the Ground!

    September 18, 2014 – Our future is in peril and the changing climate is a key indicator. Scientists warn us that global warming is spiraling out of control which is why we need to see immediate action now. As the Amazon basin is a keystone area in combating climate change, preserving this region is essential for humanity's survival.

  • Defend Mother Earth: March to Demand Action on Climate!

    Defend Mother Earth: March to Demand Action on Climate!

    September 11, 2014 – On Sunday, September 21st march in New York City or in your community to demand action for climate justice, for Mother Earth, for our shared future. To change this dangerous trajectory we're on – to bend the course of history – we need everyone on board.

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