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Ecuadorian Court Upholds $9 Billion Judgment Against Chevron

Ecuadorian Court Upholds $9 Billion Judgment Against Chevron

Meanwhile NY judge and Chevron team up to intimidate witnesses and lawyers in desperate retaliatory lawsuit

November 13, 2013

Quito, Ecuador – In a major setback for Chevron, the Ecuadorian National Court issued its long-awaited decision in favor of a $9 billion pollution judgment against Chevron upholding and affirming lower court rulings. The court's decision is final.

Brazilian Federal Court Rules for Public Scrutiny over BNDES Loans

Unprecedented decision calls for transparency in use of taxpayer funds

October 24, 2013

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – A federal appeals court based in Rio de Janeiro has ruled that the Brazilian National Development Bank must publicly disclose technical reports used for justifying approval of major loans.

Chevron Retaliation Trial Opens Against Victims of Pollution in Ecuador

Protestors rally for justice in Ecuador; Decry Chevron’s abuses

October 14, 2013

New York, NY – Tomorrow (Tuesday) Ecuadorian villagers from the Amazon rainforest region ravaged by Chevron's oil contamination will join supporters for a large rally in Foley Square across from the courthouse where a trial will open in the California-based oil giant's retaliatory RICO lawsuit against the Ecuadorians and their U.S. based legal advocates.

Groups Protest World Bank Support for Destructive Dams and Fossil Fuels

Civil Society Alliance Demands Clean Local Power for the Poor

October 12, 2013

Washington, DC – The World Bank should shift its energy lending away from dirty power plants toward clean local energy for the poor, a coalition of civil society organizations said today during a protest outside the Bank's annual meeting.

Canadian Mining Project Seeks License Despite Environmental Irregularities

Global organizations mobilize to oppose Belo Sun mining activities in Brazilian Amazon

October 10, 2013

Brasilia, Brazil – A broad group of organizations from Brazil, Canada, the United States and Europe joined a campaign in defense of indigenous and traditional communities threatened by Canadian mining company Belo Sun's plans to build Brazil's largest gold mine on the banks of the Amazon's Xingu River.

Massive Indigenous Rights Movement Launches Across Brazil

Protests tackle threatening new laws on Constitution’s 25th anniversary

October 1, 2013

Brasilia, Brazil – Today hundreds of indigenous peoples representing Brazil's native communities converged on government buildings in the nation's capital to decry unprecedented and growing attacks on their constitutional rights and territories.

33 Million Strong, Women Form Unprecedented Alliance

Declaration and Action Agenda Takes on Climate Change and Promotes Sustainability Solutions

September 24, 2013

New York, NY – Unlikely partnerships, meaningful policy, reaching beyond the choir, gender equality and a commitment to bold action were all on the agenda as 100+ women from around the world gathered in New York for three days of dialogue and deliberation at the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit.

Over 130 Renowned Scholars Call on President Correa to Defend Yasuní-ITT

Signatories include Vandana Shiva, Naomi Klein and James Hansen

September 19, 2013

Quito, Ecuador – More than 130 renowned academics and intellectuals from all over the world sent a letter to Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Scholars including Vandana Shiva, James Hansen, Naomi Klein, Boaventura de Souza Santos, Arturo Escobar, and Timothy Mitchell, among others, headed up the letter.

Indigenous Peoples Renew Occupation of Belo Monte Dam

Local tribes halt construction and demand removal of illegal settlers from territories

September 17, 2013

Altamira, Brazil – Some 150 indigenous people affected by the construction of the Belo Monte dam complex in the Brazilian Amazon occupied one of the project's principle work camps yesterday, halting construction activities on a section of the world's third largest dam.

Indigenous Rights Controversies Around Belo Monte Consume Brazilian Judicial System

Dam license could be suspended due to violations of social and environmental conditions

September 11, 2013

Altamira, Brazil – Recent lawsuits by Brazil's Federal Public Prosecutors concerning the Belo Monte dam are demanding accountability from the dam-building Norte Energia consortium, Brazil's National Development Bank, and the state environmental agency IBAMA for noncompliance with mandated mitigation measures concerning the Juruna and Xikrin Kayapó, two indigenous groups affected by the mega-project.

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