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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.

Ecuador President Pulls Plug on Innovative Yasuni-ITT Initiative, Authorizes Drilling in National Park

Indigenous groups and civil society vow resistance

August 16, 2013

Quito, Ecuador – In an evening address to the nation on Thursday, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa officially terminated the historic Yasuni-ITT proposal, and announced that PetroAmazonas, the state run oil company, would initiate plans to exploit the Ishpingo, Tambococha, and Tiputini oil fields that lie beneath the eastern part of Yasuni National Park within weeks.

Peru's Culture Ministry Blocks Expansion of Camisea Gas Project in The Amazon, Warning That Isolated Peoples Could Become Extinct

July 31, 2013

Peru's Vice-Ministry of Inter-Culturality has issued a critical report temporarily blocking the expansion of Peru's biggest gas project and claiming that two "isolated" indigenous peoples living in the region could be made extinct if it goes ahead.

Indigenous Protests Grow as Ecuador Closes Bidding on Amazonian Oil Round

Indigenous Protests Grow as Ecuador Closes Bidding on Amazonian Oil Round

Leaders gather in Puyo to denounce auction of their territory

July 16, 2013

Amazonian indigenous leaders mobilized today in the regional capital of Puyo to oppose the Ecuadorian government's attempts to close bids on eight million acres of its pristine southeastern Amazon. The region is Ecuador's last remaining tract of virgin rainforest and is home to seven indigenous nationalities. Attempts to lease it have been plagued by a transnational oil spill, global protests, and wary investors.

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