Ruling poses serious threat to free speech and democracyJuly 15, 2014
Oakland, CA – Chevron and U.S. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan have acted to trample the First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens who dare to speak out against human rights abuses, environmental destruction and corporate misdeeds, according to human rights and environmental organizations Amnesty International, Amazon Watch, Friends of the Earth and the Rainforest Action Network, among others.
Over three decades of controversy captured through an interactive timelineJuly 15, 2014
Altamira, Brazil – Today's groundbreaking, comprehensive publication chronicles the complex history of the world's most controversial hydropower project, the Belo Monte Dam.
Organizations Submit Amicus Curiae Brief to Brazil's Supreme Federal Court, Demonstrating That Congressional Authorization of the Belo Monte Dam Is Illegal
The authorization violates national and international law because the communities affected by the project were not consulted. Construction of the dam continues, causing harms to people, communities and the ecosystem of the Brazilian Amazon.July 2, 2014
Brasilia, Brazil – Civil society organizations submitted to the Supreme Federal Court an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief that demonstrates that the Congressional decree authorizing the controversial dam is illegal because the government didn't consult with the affected communities.
On Fifth Anniversary of Peru FTA Bagua Massacre of Indigenous Protestors, State Department Cables Published on Wikileaks Reveal U.S. Role
Now, Obama Administration Seeks to Further Expand the Foreign Investor Privileges That Led to Amazon Standoff Via the Trans-Pacific Partnership PactJune 9, 2014
Washington, DC – On the fifth anniversary of a deadly confrontation in Peru spurred by controversial policies enacted to comply with the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Amazon Watch and Public Citizen expressed extreme concern over recently revealed U.S. diplomatic cables showing the U.S. government's role in the violence that resulted in the deaths of at least 32 people.
NO to the Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples, Guardians of the AmazonJune 5, 2014
Santa Catalina (Lima), Perú – This Thursday, June 5th 2014, marks five years since 33 Peruvians died, one disappeared, and more than 200 were injured in Bagua (at the "Devil's Curve" and oil Pumping Station 6) in a confrontation that shouldn't have happened. That date marks an important milestone in the history of Amazonian indigenous peoples and for Peru writ large.
Indigenous people from all over Brazil gather in the federal capital to participate in actions and demonstrations against the attacks of their rights guaranteed by the ConstitutionMay 23, 2014
Brasília, Brazil – Indigenous people and organizations from every part of the country will be uniting at events and demonstrations in the defense of their rights and their land, in Brasilia. Protests are taking place because of a widespread attack on indigenous rights, especially land rights, on the part of various government sectors and a set of political and economic acts, led by the ruralist caucus in Congress.
"Global Day of Action" Asks Consumers and Governments to Reject Chevron ProductsMay 21, 2014
Richmond, CA – In a global protest event spanning five continents, several communities affected by Chevron's sloppy operational practices call on consumers and governments to not do business with oil giant until the company's management team cleans up its act and implements new policies to better protect the environment.
In "Global Day of Action" Communities Protest in Richmond Joining Ecuador, Nigeria, Argentina and Romania in a Call for Solidarity Against Chevron for Environmental and Human Rights CrimesMay 20, 2014
Oakland, CA – On May 21st, in an unprecedented global event, communities on five continents will take action against Chevron Corporation over the company's track record on the environment and human rights.
Respect for and non penalization of indigenous self-determinationMay 11, 2014
COP20 is an event that confronts the largest challenge and tragedy of all time: What to do in order to not pass 2 degrees of catastrophic warming? What to do to keep alive the Amazon forest, of which Peru has the second largest extension? We have an unrepeatable opportunity to achieve decisive changes in Peru and the world in favor of continuity of life on the planet, which is our primary intergenerational responsibility.
Protestors target annual shareholder meeting demand accountability from French energy giantApril 28, 2014
Paris, France – A spirited protest targeted GDF Suez today at the its annual shareholder meeting, calling for the company's divestment from destructive dam projects in the Brazilian Amazon. The protest was a solidarity action with Brazil's indigenous movement, which sent an open letter to GDF Suez CEO Gérard Mestrallet last week, denouncing the company's broad violations of human rights and environmental norms linked to the Jirau mega-dam on Brazil's Madeira River.