Eye on the Amazon: The Official Blog of Amazon Watch
October 4, 2013 | Michelle Harrison
It's Time to Fire Chevron's CEO!
Tell the Chevron board of directors to fire CEO John Watson. Since he took over, the company's bad behavior has only gotten worse.
October 3, 2013 | Maira Irigaray Castro
"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."Martin Luther King, Jr.
Take a Stand for Indigenous Rights and Territories in Brazil!
Send a letter to President Rousseff in support of the National Indigenous Mobilization.
The massive national indigenous mobilization began earlier this week with prayers, songs and dance, followed by an assembly with an overarching message declaring, "We did not come here to stand around talking, nor to simply march around the congress. We came here to take action, and to get inside the house that is supposed to be of the people and for the people!" The protesters continued to march peacefully into the congressional building, now heavily surrounded by armed police officers.
Historic mobilization coincides with the 25th anniversary of Brazil's constitution, which affirmed its commitment to indigenous rights
October 2, 2013
Stand with Mayalú and All Indigenous Peoples!
Send a letter to President Rousseff in support of indigenous rights in Brazil!
September 27, 2013
This Wednesday Amazon Watch held its 8th Annual Luncheon in San Francisco with a packed house. The event was a huge success thanks to the hundreds of friends who came to join us in person and even more who tuned in to lend their support online.
For the second year in a row we broadcasted the entire event on our Causes page and hundreds joined in to watch from around the globe. If you missed it, you can still watch the broadcast today. Thanks to a generous offer to match every donation up to $10,000 from the Kindle Project Fund of the Common Counsel Foundation we are close to raising another $20,000 to continue our work.
This year we were especially proud as our Founder and Executive Director, Atossa Soltani received the Hillary Laureateship for 2013 from the Institute's Executive Director, Mark Prain for her significant contributions to Climate Equity. Thanks to her vision and leadership, for over 16 years Amazon Watch has stood with indigenous and forest communities who are on the front lines of the battle for the heart of the Amazon rainforest and their very own future and homes.
September 20, 2013
Amazon Watch is honored to be participating in the International Women's Earth & Climate Summit which will take place on September 20th - 23rd in New York. The Summit will bring together 100 global women leaders from 35 countries including grassroots activists, economists, scientists, businesswomen, indigenous leaders, policy-makers, faith leaders, culture shapers to help further a Women's Climate Action Agenda to build momentum for substantive action on meaningful policy changes necessary to address the global climate crisis.
You are encouraged to watch and participate in the Summit from wherever you are. To follow via live stream, go to the IWECI YouTube Channel and join the discussion in the Comments section. Subscribe to the IWECI YouTube Channel while you are there and you'll get all the latest updates of Summit sessions!
Amazon Watch Founder and Executive Director and our special guests from the Amazon, Mayalú Txucarramãe and Patricia Gualinga will join Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary to the UNFCCC; Marina Silva, former Brazilian Minister of Environment; Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland; Dr. Jane Goodall, Dame of the British Empire, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and United Nations Messenger of Peace; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams; Dr. Sylvia Earle, marine biologist; May Boeve, 350.org Executive Director; Dr. Vandana Shiva and leaders from Global Gender Climate Alliance, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), 1 Million Women, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and other grassroots organizations. See a full list of Summit delegates here.