The law has finally caught up with Chevron. Today's unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of Canada opens the door for Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities to enforce their$9.5 billion USD verdict against Chevron and is a major victory for human rights and corporate accountability.
While police massacre indigenous protesters and citizens, the Government of Rafael Correa dances in the Presidential plazaAugust 19, 2015
The People of the Zenith, Sarayaku, once again are present in solidarity with the call from distinct social sectors, the country's indigenous communities and social movements to defend human dignity, nature and biodiversity against the devastating threat of oil exploitation in our lands.
On August 5th, Peru's largest indigenous federation AIDESEP spoke out against the racist depictions of Amazonian indigenous peoples in Eli Roth's upcoming movie The Green Inferno. Amazon Watch, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, supports that statement and adds its voice to the growing chorus of condemnation.
The upcoming release of the movie The Green Inferno is of concern to the indigenous organizations that defend these peoples, given that its images portray a banal and erroneous image of isolated indigenous peoples.
Brazilian NGO Publishes Dossier on Social and Environmental Negligence of Consortium Responsible for Belo Monte, Arguing Lack of Conditions for Issuing an Operating License
Document highlights consequences of disregard for required mitigation and compensation measures, as federal environmental agency evaluates whether to authorize operation of mega-dam projectJune 30, 2015
The document, entitled Dossier Belo Monte – There are no conditions for an Operating License, and an accompanying collection of articles are intended to be instruments for local populations of urban areas, rural settlements, and Amazonian rivers to defend their rights at a late moment when accountability may still be demanded regarding injustices committed in the licensing and construction of Belo Monte before its first turbine begins to rotate.
Munduruku leader denounces lack of consultation and violations of land rights in Brazilian government's Amazon dam boomJune 24, 2015
Geneva, Switzerland – In a stirring event at the 29th United Nations Human Rights Council, indigenous leader Ademir Kaba Munduruku denounced the Brazilian government's escalating rights abuses in its rush to build an unprecedented series of hydroelectric dams across the Amazon.
CEO Watson refuses to respond to mounting questions around evidence proving company’s responsibility for contaminationMay 27, 2015
San Ramon, CA – Chevron CEO John Watson could not escape public outrage and shareholder dissent about his mishandling of the massive $9.5 billion environmental disaster in the Ecuadorian Amazon at the company's Annual General Meeting of shareholders today.
Environmental Justice, Human Rights Groups, and Investors Demand Reform of Chevron Practices at Company’s Annual General Meeting
Oil giant targeted over environmental and human rights abuses worldwide, as stockholder concern growsMay 26, 2015
San Francisco, CA – An ever growing coalition of local, national and international environmental and human rights rights organizations are demanding Chevron Corp be held to account over its environmental and human rights abuses in the Amazon rainforest, Nigerian Delta, and across the bay at its Richmond refinery.
Affected Peoples from Ecuador and Richmond Along With Growing Worldwide Coalition Confront Chevron at Annual Shareholder Meeting
Company management to be confronted with multiple resolutions on corporate accountability, climate change, political funding and environmental protection.May 26, 2015
San Ramon, CA – On May 27th, at Chevron World Headquarters, representatives of communities affected by Chevron's environmental destruction and disregard for human rights will return to Chevron's Annual Shareholders Meeting in San Ramon, CA. Attendees are from a growing network of organizations confronting Chevron on its corporate misdeeds and disregard for the environment and human rights.
Affected Peoples from Ecuador and Richmond Announce Growing Worldwide Coalition to Confront Chevron at Annual Shareholder Meeting
Company management to be confronted with multiple resolutions on corporate accountability, climate change, political funding and environmental protectionMay 22, 2015
San Francisco, CA – On May 26th, at the headquarters of the Sierra Club, representatives of communities affected by Chevron environmental destruction and disregard for human rights will announce plans to return to Chevron's Annual Shareholders Meeting the following morning in San Ramon, CA.