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Chevron Maneuvering to Block Ecuadorian Villagers from Enforcing $9.5 Billion Judgment in Canadian Courts

Supreme Court of Canada to Hear Arguments That Have Major Implications for Human Rights and Corporate Accountability

December 10, 2014

Ottawa, Canada – Trying to make good on its promise of a "lifetime of litigation" to avoid paying for a clean-up of Ecuador's rainforest, Chevron will ask the Supreme Court of Canada this week to create a new jurisdictional hurdle that likely would close off the country's courts to indigenous communities seeking to enforce their $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the company.

Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change Revealed in Massive Art Action at COP20

Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change Revealed in Massive Art Action at COP20

Hundreds form massive "human banner" image citing importance of legal territorial rights for indigenous peoples in global climate conversation

December 6, 2014

Lima, Peru – Indigenous territorial rights must be guaranteed as an effective strategy to address climate change was the message of an enormous "human banner" image created on Agua Dulce beach today outside the UN COP20 climate summit.

Indigenous Peoples to Create Giant Human Banner Artwork at COP20 Calling for Territorial Rights to Slow Climate Change

Amazonian and global indigenous peoples to form massive image in support of territorial rights as a key solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing climate change

December 3, 2014

Hundreds of indigenous people and supporters will form a gigantic "human banner" art work on the beach, creating an image symbolizing the important role of indigenous protection of the rainforest and natural resources.

Amazon Assembly Unifies Resistance to Dams on Brazil's Tapajós River

Historic gathering builds opposition to government's plans for new mega-dam complex

December 1, 2014

Santarém, Brazil – Tensions are building over the Brazilian government's polemic plans to circumvent the law in order to dam the Tapajós River. On November 27th, representatives of a diverse coalition of threatened indigenous peoples and other traditional communities assembled with religious leaders and activists to challenge a new Amazon mega-dam complex.

Activists Join Indigenous People to Protest Construction of Amazon Mega-Dam

Activists Join Indigenous People to Protest Construction of Amazon Mega-Dam

Greenpeace join the Munduruku to protest against the construction of a hydroelectric project on Tapajós River in Pará state

November 27, 2014Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists joined the Munduruku deep in the Amazon rainforest to protest the construction of a major hydroelectric project. The group gathered at a beach on the banks of the Tapajos River and displayed a message in the sand that read "Free Tapajós". The beach is located near the waterfall of the "São Luiz do Tapajós" project, the first of five hydroelectric dams planned for the region.

Defying Brazilian Government, Indigenous Group Proceeds with Demarcation of Amazonian Territory

Defying Brazilian Government, Indigenous Group Proceeds with Demarcation of Amazonian Territory

Munduruku people "auto-demarcate" lands threatened by Tapajós River mega-dams

November 5, 2014

Rio de Janeiro – In response to the Dilma Rousseff government's failure to recognize indigenous rights to lands scheduled for flooding by two mega-dam projects, the Munduruku people have taken the extraordinary measure to demarcate their own territory.

U.S. Judge Kaplan Held Investments In Chevron When He Ruled for Company in Ecuador Pollution Dispute

Donziger Calls On Judge to Review Investments and Make Full Disclosure of All Ties to Oil Company

October 29, 2014

New York, NY – The U.S. federal judge who ruled in favor of Chevron in the company's campaign to block collection of its $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador held investments in the oil company at the time of his decision, documents reveal.

Rainforest Communities Seek Criminal Investigation of Chevron CEO Watson Before International Court

October 23, 2014

Quito, Ecuador – Rainforest communities in Ecuador today requested that an international court open a criminal investigation of Chevron CEO John Watson and other high-level officers of the company over their role in violating international humanitarian law by obstructing a court-mandated clean-up of toxic contamination in the Amazon, putting thousands of lives at risk.

Ecuadorian Government Apologizes to Sarayaku Indigenous People

Ceremony in Sarayaku's rainforest territory represents the first time in Latin America a sitting government has apologized to indigenous peoples for human rights violations

October 1, 2014

Quito, Ecuador – History was made today in the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon, where representatives of four Ecuadorian government ministries along with the Attorney General's office publicly apologized to the indigenous nation for human rights violations that occurred in their rainforest territory in 2003. It is believed to be the first time in Latin America that a sitting government has traveled to an indigenous community to offer an apology for rights violations.

Indigenous Block to Speak Out in Central Park Before Leading People's Climate March

September 20, 2014

New York, NY – As tens of thousands of people flood the city to participate in the People’s Climate March, a coalition of indigenous peoples from around the world will converge in a reserved area of south-west Central Park to speak out about the seriousness of climate change and the impacts of fossil fuels and oil related developments in their territories.

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