Eye on the Amazon
  • This World Cup Victory Goes to…

    This World Cup Victory Goes to…

    The very real "game" to keep the ball rolling for justice on the Xingú

    June 25, 2014 – ...Brazil! Many predict Brazil will win the 2014 World Cup. But when it comes to social justice, Brazil is no winner. I say this from the perspective of a Brazilian human rights campaigner who has struggled on these "fields" with my fellow players for a long time.

  • "Legal Tender"

    "Legal Tender"

    Donny Rico on how Chevron’s legal thuggery really works

    June 24, 2014 – At long last we bring you Episode #3 in The Adventures of Donny Rico, a clever deep dive into the methods used by Chevron in its desperate and unethical campaign to turn the tables on the very victims it poisoned in Ecuador's rainforest.

  • 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.

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