Affected peoples of Belo Monte and other mega-dams to hold protest summit around Rio+20June 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.
Rep from Brazil’s Largest Union Denied Access to Meeting; No Mention of Brazil and Nigeria Liabilities; Record Votes for Separation of CEO and ChairmanMay 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 MeetingMay 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.
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.
Innovative direct relief project to provide drinking water to thousands in EcuadorMay 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.
Ecuadorian tribal leader delivers opposition statement to company headquartersMay 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.
Peruvian citizens mobilize against exploration wells in sensitive areas of the AmazonMay 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.
Canadians support Achuar outside AGM, call on Talisman to respect indigenous rightsMay 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. [...]
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.
Activists attend Rio shareholder meeting, call out company's severe labor, human rights and environmental violationsApril 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.