Eye on the Amazon
  • 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.

  • Chevron's Ecuador Plan B

    Chevron's Ecuador Plan B

    May 9, 2014 – Test results from the Ecuador trial support what the villagers have always alleged: Chevron contaminated their land, using substandard drilling practices to minimize costs and maximize profit. The real news is the cover-up of the mess they left behind.

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