Eye on the Amazon
  • Mounting Evidence of Corruption in the Brazilian Dam Industry

    Mounting Evidence of Corruption in the Brazilian Dam Industry

    March 19, 2015 – Last Sunday millions of citizens in dozens of cities throughout Brazil took to the streets to protests rampant corruption, erroneous economic policies and rollbacks of social benefits. Protestors called for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, claiming government mismanagement and a possible direct link between the president and an unprecedented corruption scandal centered around Petrobras.

  • Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement Unites in Defense of Territory

    Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement Unites in Defense of Territory

    March 13, 2015 – This week hundreds of representatives from five indigenous nationalities came together in a special assembly to defend their Amazon territory from oil, mining, logging, destructive dams and the commodification of nature.

  • Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

    Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

    March 11, 2015 – The Achuar and U'wa indigenous peoples have me in awe of the immense power of grassroots resistance in the face of multi-billion dollar corporations. Years after graduating from university, I find myself once again a student. Throughout my tenure at Amazon Watch, I have been honored to "informally apprentice" under our wise and humble indigenous partners.

  • Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay!

    Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay!

    March 8, 2015 – Amazon Watch is proud to partner with indigenous women from across the Amazon basin to support their work to protect their ancestral territories from oil extraction and destructive mega-dam projects. These women are true leaders in the growing movement to protect the rainforest and all life.

  • Decolonization and the Munduruku Protocol: It's Time to Listen

    Decolonization and the Munduruku Protocol: It's Time to Listen

    March 6, 2015 – The Munduruku Protocol on consultation procedures, published couple of weeks ago and presented to the Brazilian government, is the first protocol of a consultation process proposed by an indigenous nation that I have ever seen. It is very well written, closely following international and national law.

  • What Would Ingrid Do? War and Peace

    What Would Ingrid Do? War and Peace

    March 3, 2015 – I live in a country which spends a third of my tax dollars on the military, so I do not know actually how peace is found. So say that you wanted peace. How would that work out?

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