Eye on the Amazon
  • Chief Raoni Brings Indigenous Movement to World Stage

    Chief Raoni Brings Indigenous Movement to World Stage

    June 19, 2014 – While the world watches Brazil host the global sporting spectacle, its powerful agribusiness sector is laying the groundwork for a massive land grab, intent on gutting indigenous rights riding a wave of racism and intolerance.

  • When Might = Right: How Chevron Got Out of a $19 Billion Lawsuit*

    When Might = Right: How Chevron Got Out of a $19 Billion Lawsuit*

    * An excellent analysis of Chevron's tactics, although the company is still liable for $9.5 billion, despite its unethical actions.

    June 16, 2014 – Chevron has put unprecedented resources into its campaign against the Ecuadorian villagers, hiring more than 60 law firms and 2,000 legal professionals to wage a war of attrition.

  • World Cup Over Indigenous Rights?

    World Cup Over Indigenous Rights?

    June 12, 2014 – "I like football, and the children in our village play it well," said legendary Kayapó Chief Raoni. "But we also have our own sport, hitting coconuts with our war clubs. If the canopy of the forest disappears, and the sun is hot, and strong winds blow – our lifestyle will also disappear."

  • Agua, No Bagua: Only Justice Will Keep the Peace

    Agua, No Bagua: Only Justice Will Keep the Peace

    June 12, 2014 – Five years have passed since the tragic events at Bagua, where 32 people lost their lives at Devil's Curve. Today, President Humala is committing the same potentially fatal mistake as his predecessor, Alan García.

  • After Government Suppression, Action Continues for Yasuní

    After Government Suppression, Action Continues for Yasuní

    June 6, 2014 – Yesterday – on World Environment Day – the Ecuadorian government organized a rally to back its decision to drill Yasuní. Is the administration trying to give the middle finger to environmentalists and to the planet?

  • No Justice for Amazon Massacre in Peru

    No Justice for Amazon Massacre in Peru

    Trial marks five-year anniversary of Bagua tragedy

    June 5, 2014 – Five years ago today the Devil's Curve earned its name, as the highway near Bagua went from peaceful protest site to national tragedy. When the teargas and gunsmoke cleared, 34 people were dead and hundreds more wounded.

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