Eye on the Amazon
  • Idle No More Goes Up Against Ecuador's 11th Round

    Idle No More Goes Up Against Ecuador's 11th Round

    April 19, 2013 – Actress and aboriginal activist Michelle Thrush demanded to know why the Ecuadorian government is "auctioning off over three million hectares of indigenous land in the Amazon without the consent of the people who live there."

  • Indigenous Leaders meet in Puyo, Ecuador to Oppose the XI Oil Round

    Indigenous Leaders meet in Puyo, Ecuador to Oppose the XI Oil Round

    April 12, 2013 – "Our territories belong to our ancestors, they belong to our grandparents, first they will have to kill us to operate in our territory," explained delegates from the community of Amazanga.

  • A Message from the Achuar to Canada

    A Message from the Achuar to Canada

    April 11, 2013 – "I would like to thank our allies in Canada for their solidarity in this struggle. Thanks to the many actions taken we have achieved a great victory: a large and powerful corporation, Talisman, has been forced to leave our ancestral territory."

  • Injustice in the Amazon

    Injustice in the Amazon

    Rural Brazil Lets An(other) Environmental Murderer Walk Free

    April 10, 2013 – In the trial of the killers of Brazilian environmental activist couple Zé Claudio and Maria do Espirito Santo, Marabá’s justice system has once again given the green light to those who think murder is the best way to solve a problem.

  • We Beat Chevron, but the Fight for Real Justice Continues

    We Beat Chevron, but the Fight for Real Justice Continues

    April 5, 2013 – At one point or another every social justice activist wakes up wondering if we stand a chance against the massive forces acting against us. This week, my faith in justice was given a boost when we won a major victory against Chevron.

  • Reopening the Wounds of Bagua

    Reopening the Wounds of Bagua

    Peruvian government actions to criminalize social protest started with indigenous peoples

    April 2, 2013 – Almost four years ago gunshots in the Peruvian Amazon were heard around the world. Last month, the state prosecutor asked for the most severe charges against 54 indigenous leaders, including life sentences. These charges are an underhanded political tactic to criminalize social protest and intimidate grassroots leaders. 

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