Eye on the Amazon
  • "We Are Fed Up!"

    "We Are Fed Up!"

    May 23, 2014 – In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day in Brazil last month, a group of high-profile Brazilian artists announced that they were fed up with the mounting attacks against Brazil's indigenous peoples and called on the public to take urgent action in support of indigenous rights.

  • What Happens When an Oil Company Actually Chooses to Be a Sociopath? #AntiChevron Day

    What Happens When an Oil Company Actually Chooses to Be a Sociopath? #AntiChevron Day

    May 22, 2014 – You gotta give Chevron credit for bringing people together. Communities on five continents came together yesterday to denounce the oil giant's environmental and human rights practices.

  • A Dream, and <em>Nothing Else Matters</em>

    A Dream, and Nothing Else Matters

    May 20, 2014 – "It was the happiest day of my life that I never saw coming. It was a victory and now I know I can smile again to life. On that day nothing else, not even all of what my family had been through, mattered."

  • Tensions Rise on the Tapajos River

    Tensions Rise on the Tapajos River

    Peaceful Mundurukú gathering met with brutality

    May 19, 2014 – As the Brazilian government ramps up reckless plans to build another mega-dam complex – this time on the Amazon's Tapajos River – tensions reached a fever pitch last week with a hate-driven mob raining violence on a peaceful protest gathering of Mundurukú people.

  • Oil? Not in Our Dreams

    Oil? Not in Our Dreams

    Meet the Zápara

    May 15, 2014 – The Zápara were once one of the largest indigenous groups in the Ecuadorian Amazon. But by the 1980s anthropologists deemed them extinct, an entire culture erased in less than a century by disease, violence, persecution and assimilation.

  • ¡Update! The Sarayaku Situation

    ¡Update! The Sarayaku Situation

    May 14, 2014 – Sarayaku has reported a buildup of military forces and the existence of plans to invade the community. Ecuador's Ministry of Defense denies these claims. In a national TV address over the weekend, President Correa threatened to declare a state of emergency.

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