Eye on the Amazon
  • "Rivers Teach Us to Ignore Borders and Continue the Struggle"

    "Rivers Teach Us to Ignore Borders and Continue the Struggle"

    Declaration of the Xingu Alive Forever Movement

    April 16, 2014 – Belo Monte has not killed the resistance. Its cement has not blinded all people’s eyes, nor has its money bought all consciences. Its repression has not deadened courage or silenced mouths; its lies have not deafened all ears.

  • We Did It! ¡Todos Somos Yasunidos!

    We Did It! ¡Todos Somos Yasunidos!

    April 15, 2014 – On April 12th, something incredibly inspiring happened in Ecuador. Yasunidos, a civil society collective of environmentalists, artists, activists, and indigenous leaders, delivered nearly 800,000 signatures calling for a national referendum on oil drilling in Yasuní National Park.

  • "There Are Many Chico Mendes Around the World"

    "There Are Many Chico Mendes Around the World"

    April 8, 2014 – Franco Viteri, indigenous leader from the Ecuadorian Amazon, remembers hearing about the death of Chico Mendes. The lasting impression of Chico's example inspired Franco to participate in the Chico Vive! conference.

  • Belo Monte Under Renewed Legal Attack

    Belo Monte Under Renewed Legal Attack

    Brazilian high court demands new environmental study, threatening to paralyze mega-dam

    April 1, 2014 – Judge José Batista heavily criticized Belo Monte, affirming, "The only concern [in this project] was economic, with a small amount of environmental [concern] and no social concern, especially in regards to indigenous peoples."

  • ¡Yasuní Depende de Ti!

    ¡Yasuní Depende de Ti!

    Celebrities rise in solidarity with Ecuadorians to defend the Amazon

    March 28, 2014 – “The future is in your hands,” said Oscar award winning actor Jared Leto, urging Ecuadorian voters to sign for an oil-free Yasuní. Watch a new video released today featuring celebrity supporters in solidarity with Ecuadorians to defend Yasuní National Park from oil drilling.

  • "Without Clean Water, We Cannot Survive"

    "Without Clean Water, We Cannot Survive"

    ClearWater: Building a movement for clean water & cultural survival

    March 26, 2014 – In just two years, ClearWater has installed more than 500 family-sized rainwater systems that serve thousands of people in communities who have long suffered an epidemic of cancer, birth defects, and other illnesses.

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