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The Human Cost of a "Green Economy"

Affected peoples of Belo Monte and other mega-dams to hold protest summit around Rio+20

June 5, 2012

While Rio de Janeiro hosts some of the most powerful figures in global politics and economics at Rio+20, the Xingu River in the heart of Brazil's Amazon rainforest will be the stage for ongoing popular protests against the Belo Monte dam complex.

Chevron Faces Shareholder, Union and Community Revolt at Annual Meeting

Rep from Brazil’s Largest Union Denied Access to Meeting; No Mention of Brazil and Nigeria Liabilities; Record Votes for Separation of CEO and Chairman

May 30, 2012

San Ramon, CA – Today, more than 150 protested at Chevron's annual shareholder meeting, joining together a unique group of union members, shareholders and community leaders. Every year, Chevron faces opposition at its shareholder meeting, but today's protest drew a larger and more diverse crowd galvanized by the oil giant's year of legal problems, oil spills and fines for reckless business practices.

Chevron's Leading Critics From Brazil to Ecuador to Richmond Expose Abuses to Workers, Shareholders & Communities on Eve of Shareholder Meeting

May 29, 2012

San Francisco – Labor and community leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Angola, California and Texas revealed the true cost of Chevron's operations in the places where they live.

Belo Monte Dam Controversy to be part of UN Review of Brazil's Human Rights Record

May 25, 2012

Geneva – On May 25, the United Nations will examine the Brazilian government's track record for human rights during its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, Switzerland. Central to this debate will be the multiple claims of human rights violations surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric dam, slated for the Xingu River in Brazil.

Amazonian Tribes Launch Water Project Amidst Legal Battle

Innovative direct relief project to provide drinking water to thousands in Ecuador

May 23, 2012

San Francisco – After decades of health issues and legal battles, indigenous communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon have joined with humanitarian and environmental groups to launch ClearWater, a locally led effort to provide clean water to impacted communities.

Indigenous Group Rejects Ivanhoe's Rainforest Oil Project in Calgary

Ecuadorian tribal leader delivers opposition statement to company headquarters

May 9, 2012

Calgary, Canada – A surprise guest met representatives of Canadian-based Ivanhoe Energy this morning at its Calgary headquarters to denounce the company's oil operations in Ecuador.

Conoco Drilling Threatens Water Source for Half Million in Peru

Peruvian citizens mobilize against exploration wells in sensitive areas of the Amazon

May 9, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Grassroots opposition is mounting as ConocoPhillips' plans to drill for oil within the fresh-water source for Peru's largest rainforest city.

Achuar Leaders Demand Talisman Vacate Peruvian Amazon

Canadians support Achuar outside AGM, call on Talisman to respect indigenous rights

May 1, 2012

Interviews, hi-res photos & b-roll available upon request  Calgary, Canada – Canadians rallied in support around Peruvian indigenous leaders who spoke out against Talisman in the company's Annual General Meeting of shareholders today. [...]

Amazonian Indigenous Visit Parliament, Demand Talisman Leave Territory

April 24, 2012

Ottawa, Canada – Talisman Energy is creating environmental damage in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest and operating in Achuar indigenous territory without consent, a group of Achuar leaders claimed today during a press conference on Parliament Hill.

Protestors Target Mining Giant Vale in Brazil

Activists attend Rio shareholder meeting, call out company's severe labor, human rights and environmental violations

April 20, 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – On Wednesday over 150 demonstrators from communities and workers affected by the operations of Brazilian multinational giant Vale staged a protest at its corporate headquarters in downtown Rio de Janeiro, coinciding with an annual shareholders meeting.

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