Eye on the Amazon
  • Colombia's U'wa Still Teaching Us How To Resist

    Colombia's U'wa Still Teaching Us How To Resist

    January 30, 2017 – The U'wa consider themselves the guardians of their sacred ancestral homeland. In accordance with their natural laws, for centuries they have successfully defended their territory high in the Andean cloud forests.

  • Chevron's Massive Pollution in Ecuador Frames Death of Legendary Nurse Rosa Moreno

    Chevron's Massive Pollution in Ecuador Frames Death of Legendary Nurse Rosa Moreno

    January 5, 2017 – Rosa Moreno, the legendary nurse in Ecuador who spent three decades treating children and others afflicted with cancer in the area of Chevron's oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest, has now herself succumbed to cancer. One might reasonably question whether Chevron's refusal to clean up its pollution in Ecuador played a role in this tragic event.

  • Reflecting and Recommitting to Defending Our Rights and Mother Earth

    Reflecting and Recommitting to Defending Our Rights and Mother Earth

    December 29, 2016 – While the political climate has dramatically changed in 2016, we remain ever-committed to advancing our work in defense of the Amazon, in support of indigenous peoples rights and territories, and in growing the global movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build a just transition to renewables.

  • New Witch Hunt in Ecuador Against Indigenous and Environment Defenders

    New Witch Hunt in Ecuador Against Indigenous and Environment Defenders

    December 23, 2016 – Ecuador became an even more difficult place to be a defender of indigenous rights and the environment in recent days. You would think a country with constitutionally-enshrined protections for Mother Nature would support and encourage indigenous and environmental rights defenders, but sadly that is not the case, and it has implications for the global climate change movement.

  • Brazil's Dam Menace Looms Large Despite Recent Victory

    Brazil's Dam Menace Looms Large Despite Recent Victory

    December 19, 2016 – In Brazil, hydroelectric dams are a reflection of the system's problems: corruption, injustice and inequality.

  • Pipe Dreams Versus People Power in Ecuador's Southern Rainforests

    Pipe Dreams Versus People Power in Ecuador's Southern Rainforests

    December 14, 2016 – Long before climate scientists were warning about rising global temperatures and the new imperative to keep all fossil fuels permanently in the ground, indigenous peoples in the southern Ecuadorian Amazon were already doing it.

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