Eye on the Amazon
  • Revolting with the Yes Men!

    Revolting with the Yes Men!

    June 26, 2015 – Our fabulous friends The Yes Men have just released their third (and many say best) movie called The Yes Men Are Revolting. Of course, Amazon Watch has direct experience with the genius of The Yes Men. A couple years ago when Chevron launched its insulting “We Agree” ad campaign The Yes Men worked with us and our allies at the Rainforest Action Network to not only spoof it, but to use Chevron’s multi-million dollar PR strategy to call out its actual environmental crimes.

  • Bad Faith: Colombian Government Disrespects U'wa People

    Bad Faith: Colombian Government Disrespects U'wa People

    June 24, 2015 – On one side of the table a group embodying integrity, legitimacy, humility. Across from them on the other? The personification of cynicism, obfuscation and arrogance. That was the scene in Bogotá yesterday where the U’wa people took their fight into a meeting with the Colombian government, calling on it to live up to previously negotiated agreements.

  • #PopeforPlanet! End Fossil Fuels to Tackle Climate Change

    #PopeforPlanet! End Fossil Fuels to Tackle Climate Change

    June 19, 2015 – While the Pope’s Encyclical acknowledges both God and science and is expected to influence global politics, it is not a scientific or a political document. It is, rather, a definitive moral case for action on climate change calling on all of humanity to reject "capitalism at all cost" and to care for the environment and for people in need from a place of love and compassion.

  • Amazonian Tribe Brings Struggle to International Stage

    Amazonian Tribe Brings Struggle to International Stage

    June 17, 2015 – When Brazilian energy planners proposed to choke the Amazon's Tapajós river and its tributaries with dozens of large hydroelectric dams, they underrated a formidable foe: the Munduruku people. The largest indigenous group in the Tapajós Basin, the Munduruku are proving to be sophisticated adversaries who are throwing a wrench in the dam industry's plans.

  • Amazon Watch Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations

    Amazon Watch Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations

    June 12, 2015 – Amazon Watch is excited to announce that we are now accepting bitcoin payments for donations. As this payment method becomes more mainstream, we hope to continue to ensure that your donations are used most economically and effectively to protect the future of our planet.

  • Indigenous Communities Reject "Consultation" in Blocks 74 & 75

    Indigenous Communities Reject "Consultation" in Blocks 74 & 75

    June 10, 2015 – Last month in direct violation of its own laws on "free, prior, and informed consultation" Ecuadorian government officials and oil company technicians entered oil blocks 74 and 75 in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, without informing many of the communities whose ancestral territory the blocks overlap, in what appears to be part of a plan to pull apart the Kichwa territory in the Bobonazo river basin.

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