Eye on the Amazon
  • Taking on Chevron in the Amazon

    Taking on Chevron in the Amazon

    May 27, 2011 – Last week, I attended a discussion with community members from the Ecuadorian Amazon who are part of a historic lawsuit to force Chevron to clean up the devastation that it caused in their region. What makes their lawsuit extraordinary, however, is that they won.

  • Ten Years Later: A Defining Moment for Chevron

    Ten Years Later: A Defining Moment for Chevron

    May 26, 2011 – Chevron's annual meeting yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of the oil giant's acquisition of Texaco and the 10th year that we have confronted it over the ongoing human and environmental catastrophe in Ecuador.

  • Bay to Bars: Amazon Watch Climber Reflects on Yesterday's Daring Action

    May 24, 2011 – Yesterday, I was part of an action team that hung a banner from the Richmond - San Rafael Bridge. Hanging midway between steel and water we unfurled a 50' banner that read loud and clear: Chevron is Guilty, Clean up the Amazon.

  • Amazon Watch and RAN Demand Justice from Chevron, Hundreds of Feet in the Air

    Amazon Watch and RAN Demand Justice from Chevron, Hundreds of Feet in the Air

    May 23, 2011 – Daring activists from Amazon Watch and RAN rappelled from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge this morning to hang a 50-foot banner demanding justice for Chevron's crimes in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

  • Another Year, and Still No Consultation Law

    Another Year, and Still No Consultation Law

    May 20, 2011 – A law that creates a framework for consulting indigenous peoples is both an obligation of the state and a right of indigenous peoples. With the proposed consultation law Peru has an opportunity to lead the continent.

  • Carmen Zambrano: Mother & Community Leader from Ecuadorian Amazon vs. Chevron

    Carmen Zambrano: Mother & Community Leader from Ecuadorian Amazon vs. Chevron

    May 19, 2011 – Carmen is visiting the US for the first time, bringing with her stories of a once-beautiful and fertile region, devastated by Chevron's operations, and confronting the oil giant directly at the company's shareholders meeting.

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