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Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous Activists Are Taking Direct Action – and It's Working

Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous Activists Are Taking Direct Action – and It's Working

March 16, 2015The Conversation

The relative success of direct action in recent decades contrasts with the often bloody encounters that went before, from which poorly-armed Indians invariably emerged badly.

Indigenous Peruvians Win Amazon Pollution Payout from US Oil Giant

Indigenous Peruvians Win Amazon Pollution Payout from US Oil Giant

Out-of-court settlement ends long legal battle for compensation for deaths, birth defects and environmental damage allegedly caused by Occidental's pollution

March 5, 2015The Guardian

Members of the indigenous Achuar tribe from the Peruvian Amazon have won an undisclosed sum from Occidental Petroleum in an out-of-court settlement after a long-running legal battle in the US courts.

Stand-off in the Amazon: Tribes Shut Down Oil Company Airport

February 27, 2015Digital Journal

Members of two different Peruvian native groups have occupied the airport of Pluspetrol, an Argentine oil company that is accused of failing to compensate local communities for damage to the environment.

Indigenous Groups Fight Back Against Oil Industry after Pipeline Spills Poison the Amazon

Indigenous Groups Fight Back Against Oil Industry after Pipeline Spills Poison the Amazon

February 25, 2015Fusion

No one ever expected Cuninico, a small riverside fishing village tucked in the heart of the world’s largest rainforest, to run out of drinking water. But it happened last June. Since then this remote Amazon hamlet has relied on state-run oil company PetroPeru to deliver shipments of bottled water from the nearest city, nine hours down river.

Peru Planning Highway Through Most Biodiverse Place on Earth

Manu national park in the Amazon under threat from extension of national "jungle highway"

February 12, 2015The Guardian

The Manu national park and its buffer zone in Peru was international news early last year after scientists found it is "top of the [world's] list of natural protected areas in terms of amphibian and reptile diversity", beating off stiff competition from the Yasuni national park in neighbouring Ecuador. What these news reports didn't acknowledge, not surprisingly, are the immense threats facing Manu – a Unesco biosphere reserve in the south-east Peruvian Amazon where Unesco states the biodiversity "exceeds that of any other place on earth".

Oil in the Peruvian Amazon: A 2015 Panorama

Oil in the Peruvian Amazon: A 2015 Panorama

February 6, 2015

Once again, the most prolific oil complex in Peru's Amazon region has exploded with local indigenous protests, grinding oil production to a halt. Both Achuar & Kichwa indigenous communities have risen up, stopping roughly 3,100 barrels/day of oil production.

Peru's Indigenous Communities Are Fighting Back Against Environmental Contamination by Seizing Oil Wells

February 3, 2015VICE

A conflict is raging in Peru's Amazon forests between indigenous groups and an Argentinian oil company. The Amazon dwellers have halted drilling and blockaded a jungle road for two weeks in protest of what they claim is a decades-long environmental catastrophe.

Peru's Indigenous People Protest Against Relicensing of Oil Concession

Peru's Indigenous People Protest Against Relicensing of Oil Concession

Kichwa communities bar River Tigre, an Amazon tributary, with cables to stop oil company boats from passing and accuse government of turning a blind eye to contamination from oil operations in the forest

February 2, 2015The Guardian

Hundreds of indigenous people deep in the Peruvian Amazon are blocking a major Amazon tributary following what they say is the government's failure to address a social and environmental crisis stemming from oil operations.

Indigenous Groups Occupy Airport Near Amazon Oil Reserves

Indigenous Groups Occupy Airport Near Amazon Oil Reserves

'Without a satisfactory response to the interests of the Amazon Indians, the measures [of force] will get more radical,' community leader Hugo Perez Petza said

October 29, 2014Common Dreams

A large group of indigenous Peruvian community members took control of an airport in the Andoas region of the Amazon on Monday to protest Argentine energy company Pluspetrol, which they say is polluting the land and exploiting resources in the region to build their oil drilling operations.

Peru Plans to Abolish Iconic Amazon Indigenous Reserve, NGO Claims

September 19, 2014Upside Down World

Plans are afoot to abolish a reserve for vulnerable indigenous peoples in Peru's Amazon in order to exploit massive gas deposits and facilitate Christian evangelization, according to a report by Lima-based NGO Perú Equidad - Center for Public Policies and Human Rights.

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