Eye on the Amazon
  • Keep It in the Ground

    Keep It in the Ground

    September 29, 2015 – What becomes of places like the Amazon Basin that don't have major oil reserves, but are vital for the regulation of the earth's climate, house 20% of the planet's fresh water, and one in ten of the world's known species?

  • "The Green Inferno" – Even Worse Than We Anticipated

    "The Green Inferno" – Even Worse Than We Anticipated

    September 25, 2015 – Publicity for "The Green Inferno," the latest film by "torture porn" film director Eli Roth, left our team at Amazon Watch in disbelief that anyone thought making a film based around the retrograde stereotype of the savage cannibal indigenous tribe was an acceptable idea in 2015. Understanding that controversy might well boost ticket sales, we debated whether to denounce, deride, or simply ignore the film.

  • Victory on the Xingu: Belo Monte Denied Operational License

    Victory on the Xingu: Belo Monte Denied Operational License

    September 23, 2015 – Recently we asked the international community to take action by urging the Brazilian environmental agency IBAMA to reject the dam-building consortium Norte Energia's request for Belo Monte's operational license. In a stunning victory for social and environmental accountability – and thanks in part to the many thousands of you that took action – it worked!

  • Recollections of Home: Thoughts on the Flooding of Altamira and the Belo Monte Dam

    Recollections of Home: Thoughts on the Flooding of Altamira and the Belo Monte Dam

    September 10, 2015 – Antonia Melo is standing on her front porch. Behind her sits a room full of memories and photos. Her grandchildren wrap their arms around her legs. She speaks with strength, energy and indignation. At first, I couldn't really feel the sadness in her tone when I spoke with her, but now I can.

  • Canada Decision Is Message to Chevron: Stop Deaths in Ecuador Now!

    Canada Decision Is Message to Chevron: Stop Deaths in Ecuador Now!

    September 9, 2015 – In light of yet another of Chevron's courtroom setbacks in the Ecuador pollution case, company CEO John Watson and his management team again face a stark choice: admit defeat and prevent further death to rainforest villagers, or continue on their disastrous folly by denying the truth. How many more people will lose their lives if Chevron fights on?

  • Block 192: Government in Disarray; Indigenous Indignant

    Block 192: Government in Disarray; Indigenous Indignant

    September 7, 2015 – Peru's government and its Congress appear to be at loggerheads over control of Block 192, the country's main onshore source of crude. Indigenous peoples of the north-eastern jungle are indignant at the government turning its back on dialogue about the future of Block 192. The issue throws into question the government's whole approach to prior consultation.

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