Eye on the Amazon
  • Brazil Waffles on Indigenous Rights and Dams in the Amazon

    Brazil Waffles on Indigenous Rights and Dams in the Amazon

    October 3, 2014 – If the Belo Monte disaster set a grim paradigm for human rights and environmental protection in the Amazon, then the manic race to dam the nearby Tapajós River confirms that the Brazilian government will stop at nothing to produce energy at any and all cost.

  • Brazilians March for Clean Energy Not Mega-Dams

    Brazilians March for Clean Energy Not Mega-Dams

    October 1, 2014 – Last Sunday the world – and likely you, our readers – took notice as powerful actions took place in over 2,000 locations around the world for the People's Climate March. Where I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 400 people braved pouring rain, marching for hours as we called for clean energy, not mega-dams in the Amazon.

  • Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron from Its Ecuador Disaster

    Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron from Its Ecuador Disaster

    September 30, 2014 – Chevron got a little help from its friends in the corporate media last week. It is clear that business journalists will come out of the woodwork to defend the company from attacks on their own kind, even if the truth about Chevron’s human rights violations is sacrificed in the process.

  • Indigenous Voices Lead Largest Climate March Ever

    Indigenous Voices Lead Largest Climate March Ever

    Momentum building as indigenous representatives call to Keep the Oil in the Ground at the People's Climate March in New York

    September 26, 2014 – This past week a small group made big waves in New York City. Amazonian indigenous spokespeople and social movement leaders joined the Indigenous Bloc in leading more than 400,000 others at the People's Climate March. Amazon Watch joined front-line indigenous communities and representatives in demanding that humanity keep the oil in the ground as a fundamental solution to climate chaos.

  • Amazon Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change

    Amazon Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change

    September 23, 2014 – "When women decide to do something, when we are firm and radical, we will be successful and make it happen!" Patricia Gualinga addressed a packed crowd in the very spirit of her words, moving the entire room to a standing ovation. "Everywhere on the planet, we have such a powerful impact."

  • "Keep the Oil in the Ground!" Key Message at People's Climate March

    "Keep the Oil in the Ground!" Key Message at People's Climate March

    September 22, 2014 – The key to solving the climate crisis starts with respecting indigenous rights and territory. Indigenous peoples whose lands, culture and way of life are already being destroyed are calling for a stop to the expansion of the oil frontier. Their voices deserve to be heard, especially since the regions they are trying to protect are vital for all of humanity’s survival.

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