Indigenous peoples demand free, prior and informed consent following failed talks with Brazilian governmentJune 6, 2013
Brasilia, Brazil – Deeply frustrated with the Brazilian government's unwavering attitude about building large-scale hydroelectric dams, indigenous protesters refused to leave Brasilia following a high-level meeting this week.
The Hillary Institute of International Leadership Today Announced Its 2013 Annual, Global Hillary Laureate, Atossa Soltani of Amazon WatchJune 4, 2013
From a global watch-list on leaders in mid-career whose leadership is exceptional and inspirational, the Institute's international board, the Hillary Summit, has selected Amazon Watch Founder and Executive Director, Atossa Soltani as its 5th Annual Hillary Laureate awardee for Leadership in Climate Equity.
Communities and stakeholders unite to demand CEO Watson resignMay 29, 2013
San Ramon, CA – At the company's Annual General Meeting of shareholders today, Chevron CEO John Watson personally came under fire for his mishandling of the massive $19 billion environmental disaster in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Years after the landmark legal victory against Chevron in an Ecuadorian court, the Ecuadorian Amazon remains destroyed as the company continues to challenge the verdict and evade justice.
Oakland, CA – Facing growing unrest from shareholders and environmental activists and forced to testify about his own role in the $19 billion Ecuador case, Chevron CEO John Watson will be under enormous pressure tomorrow at the company's annual meeting where rainforest indigenous villagers and their investor allies plan to confront him over his company's toxic dumping in the Amazon.
Shareholders and Activists Call on Chevron to Refrain from Political Spending and Oust CEO John Watson at Annual Meeting
Amazon Watch will be calling for John Watson to be fired for failing to address human rights abusesMay 24, 2013
Oakland, CA – Chevron shareholders and a coalition of activist groups will hold a press briefing on Tuesday, May 28, the day before the annual Chevron shareholder meeting, to demand that the company refrain from all election-related spending. Groups will also protest Chevron's inaction on the growing threat of climate change and environmental violations.
Kayapó indigenous leaders from Brazilian Amazon join in solidarity to protest Mega DamsMay 21, 2013
Hasankeyf, Turkey – Today representatives of dam-affected communities and organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US and Africa, including Brazilian indigenous leaders accompanied by Amazon Watch, blocked the entrance to the construction site of the Ilisu dam in southeast Turkey demanding an end to controversial development that would sink an ancient city dating back to the Bronze Age.
Istanbul, Turkey – Dam-affected communities and international conservation organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US and Africa come together today at the International Rivers Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, to debunk the myth of mega-dams as "clean" energy.
Oakland, CA – Facing growing shareholder unrest over asset seizure actions and forced to testify about his alleged misconduct in the $19 billon Ecuador case, Chevron CEO John Watson again will be on the hot seat at the company's annual meeting in late May where rainforest indigenous villagers and investors plan to confront him over his company's toxic dumping in the Amazon.
Tribes from Xingu and Tapajós rivers unite to protest violations of rights to prior consultations in construction of Amazon damsMay 2, 2013
Altamira, Brazil – Some 200 indigenous people affected by the construction of large hydroelectric dams in the Amazon launched an occupation today on one of the main construction sites of the Belo Monte dam complex on the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon.
The Amazon and Mesopotamia: Large-scale dams focus of new documentaryApril 22, 2013
Brasilia, Brazil – A documentary launched today, Damocracy, focuses on the cultural and natural heritage the world stands to lose as the foundations of two controversial large-scale dams are being laid despite widespread opposition and resistance – the Belo Monte dam in the Brazilian Amazon and the Ilisu Dam in southeast Turkey.