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Chevron Faces Asset Seizure In Brazil Over $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment

June 27, 2012

Brasilia, Brazil – Villagers from Ecuador's rainforest who won a landmark court judgment against Chevron for causing massive environmental and health damage filed suit Wednesday as a first step to seize the oil giant's assets in Brazil to generate funds to remove cancer-causing toxins and oil sludge from their ancestral homelands.

Amazonian Indigenous Peoples Occupy Belo Monte Dam Site

June 23, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – Indigenous peoples affected by the controversial Belo Monte dam complex in the Brazilian Amazon have occupied a coffer dam that cuts across channels of the river since last Thursday.

Hundreds of Indigenous Activists and Allies Form "Human Banner" at Rio+20

Hundreds of Indigenous Activists and Allies Form "Human Banner" at Rio+20

Living art work creates iconic image demanding "Rivers for Life"

June 19, 2012

Río de Janeiro, Brazil – Nearly 1500 people used Rio's Flamengo Beach as a canvas today, their bodies forming the lines of an enormous image promoting the importance of free-running rivers, truly clean energy sources like solar power and including indigenous knowledge as part of the solution to climate issues. The activity was led by Brazil's many indigenous peoples organized under the umbrella of the Articulation of Brazilian Indigenous Peoples (APIB) and comprising the majority of the "human banner" participants.

Hundreds of Indigenous Activists and Allies to Form "Human Banner" at Rio+20

"Living art" piece will make iconic image at Earth Summit

June 18, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – While the Brazilian Government prepares to host the Rio+20 United Nations Earth Summit, 3,000 kilometers north in the country's Amazon region indigenous peoples, farmers, fisherfolk, activists and local residents affected by the construction of the massive Belo Monte Dam project began a symbolic peaceful occupation of the dam site to "free the Xingu River."

Amazonian Communities Occupy the Belo Monte Dam Site To Free the Xingu River

On the Eve of the Rio+20 UN Conference, Community Resistance Calls Attention to Brazilian Government's Unsustainable Energy Policy

June 15, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – While the Brazilian Government prepares to host the Rio+20 United Nations Earth Summit, 3,000 kilometers north in the country's Amazon region indigenous peoples, farmers, fisherfolk, activists and local residents affected by the construction of the massive Belo Monte Dam project began a symbolic peaceful occupation of the dam site to "free the Xingu River."

Protests and Independent Events at Rio+20 Expose the Human Cost of Brazil's "Green" Economy

Media opportunities at the Rio+20 Earth Summit

June 12, 2012

The Brazilian government's costs-be-damned attitude about the Belo Monte dam and ominous recent changes to the country's Forest Code expose a glaring hypocrisy between a truly "green economy" and the human cost of measures that are destroying the Amazon and its indigenous peoples in Brazil's own backyard.

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.

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