Eye on the Amazon
  • Indigenous March Descends on Quito, as National Strike Presses for Major Reforms

    Indigenous March Descends on Quito, as National Strike Presses for Major Reforms

    August 13, 2015 – Major roadways across Ecuador were closed yesterday as indigenous groups joined by labor, campesino, and civil society organizations began a national strike against proposed constitutional amendments that would curtail indigenous rights and allow President Rafael Correa to stay in power indefinitely.

  • These Nine Indigenous Voices Are Inspiring Us Right Now

    These Nine Indigenous Voices Are Inspiring Us Right Now

    August 9, 2015 – We are deeply appreciative for the honor of collaborating with indigenous peoples, organizations, and activists, from around the Amazon rainforest and elsewhere. It is extraordinary to find common cause in high-stakes human dramas that, we believe, will help shape the future of the entire planet.

  • Asserting Indigenous Rights in Peru's Plagued & Prolific Block 192

    Asserting Indigenous Rights in Peru's Plagued & Prolific Block 192

    July 30, 2015 – "I've seen a publicity campaign saying that Pluspetrol is working hand-in-hand with the communities, that they protect the environment, our health, our children. It makes me ashamed for them to see this advertising they aren't living up to. They don't care. What's more, they won't admit all the bad things they have done. The people who don't live here might believe the campaign, but the people from the communities don't believe it because they live here."

  • Standing with Amazon Watch

    Standing with Amazon Watch

    July 17, 2015 – To be clear, there's absolutely nothing wrong with "an effort to pressure Chevron into a settlement." And in the only legal proceedings that Amazon Watch actually participated in, a federal court found that "...there is nothing to suggest that Amazon Watch’s campaigns and speech were more than mere advocacy...All that Chevron has shown this Court is that Amazon Watch has been very critical of Chevron’s operations in Ecuador."

  • Washington Times Echoes Chevron's Lies in Libelous Hit Piece

    Washington Times Echoes Chevron's Lies in Libelous Hit Piece

    Amazon Watch and our supporters will not be bullied!

    July 16, 2015 – As part of an ongoing effort to blur the truth, The Washington Times just published a "hit piece" against Amazon Watch, which has long supported the Ecuadorian communities that were devastated by decades of Chevron's reckless actions for which it has been found guilty in a landmark environmental lawsuit.

  • Pope Francis to Ecuador: Protecting the Amazon Is No Longer a Choice

    Pope Francis to Ecuador: Protecting the Amazon Is No Longer a Choice

    July 10, 2015 – Not long ago we asked our international community to send a message to Pope Francis calling on him to urge President Correa to leave the oil in the ground in the Amazon and to respect indigenous rights. Thanks largely in part to the many thousands of you who took action – it worked!

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