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Brazilian Indigenous Group Occupies Amazon Dam, Halts Construction To Demand Rights

July 18, 2017

At dawn on Sunday, July 16th, 200 representatives of the indigenous Munduruku nation occupied the main work camp of the São Manoel hydroelectric dam on the Teles Pires River in the Brazilian Amazon, paralyzing the project.

Amazon Forest Endangered Despite Brazilian President's Vetoes of Environmental Protection Reductions

President Temer caves to pressure from Brazil's agribusiness lobby, threatening vast forests

June 21, 2017

In a letter denouncing the president for using the vetoes to obscure his intention to reduce forest protections through other means, a group of Brazilian and international NGOs warned that ruralista lawmakers would likely amend the new legislation to slash the protections on an even greater area of forest.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Review Evidence that Chevron Committed Fraud and Bribed a Witness in Ecuador Pollution Case

June 19, 2017

SCOTUS' failure to review the case in the face of this new evidence is a grave miscarriage of justice, and has chilling ramifications for similar environmental justice and human rights cases. Among those is the likelihood that corporations will be inspired to pursue many more retaliatory suits against human rights and environmental groups for speaking out against abuses.

Chevron CEO Clings To "Alternative Facts" When Confronted With Truth About Ecuador Mismanagement

CEO John Watson unable to respond to shareholder allegation of bribing a federal witness and cuts off microphones to avoid Ecuador issue

May 31, 2017

Midland, TX – Chevron CEO John Watson faced a firestorm of criticism over the company's expanding Ecuador liability at the company's annual meeting today from a group of institutional investors, one of whom accused the oil executive of 'materially mishandling' the case.

Civil Society Organizations Unite in Resistance Against Brazil's Attacks on Environmental and Indigenous Rights Protections

Over 100 institutions sign letter denouncing measures of the Temer administration and its agribusiness allies

May 10, 2017

Environmental, indigenous, and human rights organizations from across Brazil and around the globe have united in resistance against measures being adopted by the Brazilian government and the ruralista lobby that violate human rights and jeopardize environmental protection.

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter Calling on China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as Ecuador Faces U.N. Review

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter Calling on China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as Ecuador Faces U.N. Review

On Saturday, the leaders participated in the Peoples Climate March alongside other indigenous leaders and actor Leonardo DiCaprio

May 1, 2017

New York, NY – Indigenous leaders Manari and Gloria Ushigua from the Sápara nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon delivered a letter this morning addressed to the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China before the United Nations in New York, in which they call on its state-run oil companies to abandon drilling plans on their rainforest territory. Their action occurs on the same day that Ecuador faces scrutiny from the U.N. Human Rights Council during the body's Universal Periodic Review of the country.

Civil Society Groups Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Reject Chevron's Attempts to Suppress Free Speech and Undermine Historic Amazon Pollution Case

Supreme Court Presented With Evidence of Chevron's Bribery, Intimidation and Retaliation Against Civil Society Groups and Indigenous Communities

May 1, 2017

Oakland, CA – Several prominent environmental and human rights groups are demanding that the U.S. Supreme Court block Chevron's ongoing attacks on their Free Speech rights and its use of false evidence in the historic Ecuador pollution case, where the oil giant faces the largest environmental judgment ever after admitting that it dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into the rainforest.

Women for Climate Justice To Unite in Action at The People's Climate March

Women for Climate Justice will meet, as part of section two, on the steps of the Canadian Embassy building at 11:00 am

April 28, 2017

On April 29th, 2017, a diverse coalition of women's groups, climate justice organization and allies will unite to march as a Women for Climate Justice Contingent at the People's Climate March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate in Washington D.C. and in support of local marches happening across the country.

Celebrating Earth Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize in Brazil and Globally to Demand Recognition of their Rights and Role in Alleviating the Impending Climate Crisis

Celebrating Earth Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize in Brazil and Globally to Demand Recognition of their Rights and Role in Alleviating the Impending Climate Crisis

As scientific evidence mounts of their key role in protecting ecosystems and climate stability, Brazil's indigenous movement calls on the government to halt attacks on indigenous rights

April 20, 2017

Indigenous Peoples, local communities, social movements, environmental activists, and women's groups from 25 different countries today kicked off a week of protests, meetings, and events to demand respect for community land rights.

Musician and Activist Nahko Travels To the Amazon To Build Bridges of Indigenous Solidarity

Musician and Activist Nahko Travels To the Amazon To Build Bridges of Indigenous Solidarity

Nahko visits Ecuador's remote Amazon rainforest to use music and cultural exchange to connect indigenous resistance movements from Mount Shasta to Standing Rock to the Amazon

March 23, 2017

Nahko, the musician and frontman of Medicine for the People, and his bandmate Patricio Zuñiga Labarca have just returned to the U.S. after a week in Ecuador, where they visited the pristine rainforests of the Ecuadorian Amazon and met with indigenous leaders and communities to hear first hand about local efforts to protect their rights, forests, and cultures, and shared stories and empowerment through music.

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