Eye on the Amazon
  • 10 Reasons Why Climate Initiatives Should Not Include Large Hydropower Projects

    10 Reasons Why Climate Initiatives Should Not Include Large Hydropower Projects

    A Civil Society Manifesto for the Support of Real Climate Solutions

    December 3, 2015 – Support from climate initiatives is one of the reasons why more than 3,700 hydropower dams are currently under construction and in the pipeline. Yet large hydropower projects are a false solution to climate change.

  • Solidarity for Victims of Violence in Beirut and Paris

    Solidarity for Victims of Violence in Beirut and Paris

    November 16, 2015 – Our hearts go out to all the victims of the violent attacks in Beirut and Paris last week, to their loved ones and all those in the path of violence in response to these attacks. We condemn these acts of senseless violence.

  • Fierce Determination: Learning from an Indigenous Woman Warrior

    Fierce Determination: Learning from an Indigenous Woman Warrior

    November 6, 2015 – "The land is for the people who are living in the rainforest...My territory is already contaminated. How can I back down? How will my children live a healthy life? How will future generations live?"

  • Game Over: Chevron's RICO Case Spectacularly Implodes as Corrupt Ex-Judge Admits to Making It Up in Exchange for Chevron Payoff

    Game Over: Chevron's RICO Case Spectacularly Implodes as Corrupt Ex-Judge Admits to Making It Up in Exchange for Chevron Payoff

    October 26, 2015 – Chevron's polluted house of cards has come crashing down around them. Guerra is a liar – and he freely admits it. Chevron can either double down and insist Guerra was "before it before he was against it" or denounce him now – in which case they can never argue he's credible by any stretch.

  • Amazon Fracking Scheme Encounters Stiff Resistance in Brazil

    Amazon Fracking Scheme Encounters Stiff Resistance in Brazil

    October 21, 2015 – In an act of defiance targeting the Brazilian Oil and Gas Agency, Brazilian indigenous leaders and activists interrupted a major auction of new fracking concessions set to spread across the Amazon rainforest.

  • How They Won

    How They Won

    What we can learn from the U'wa and Achuar Victories in 2015

    October 15, 2015 – In 2015, several indigenous peoples announced important advances in their decades-long struggles to defend their sacred homelands. The Achuar people of the Northern Peruvian Amazon and the U'wa people of the Colombian cloud forest both embody the power of grassroots resistance in the face of multi-billion dollar corporations.

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