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First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Colombia’s U’wa – Two Decades Later, Fighting On

| Andrew MillerHelp the U'wa Defend Their Ancestral Lands!Indigenous U'Wa leaders must travel to the UN to prevent Colombian government from forcibly entering their lands.TAKE ACTIONWhat can we learn from the U'wa? Persistence, for one thing. Decades ... [Published Amazon Watch - 9 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Major Victory in Effort to Limit Oil Drilling in Ecuadorian Amazon

Supporters gather 750,000+ signatures to qualify for referendum to defend Yasuní National ParkAmazon WatchFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 16, 2014For more information, contact:Kevin Koenig 593-99-794-9041, kevin@amazonwatch.org​Leila Salazar-López, 510-281-9020 ... [Published Amazon Watch - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Belo Monte Under Renewed Legal Attack

Brazilian high court demands new environmental study, threatening to paralyze mega-damApril 1, 2014 | Source: Xingu VivoJustice Now!Join the worldwide chorus calling for justice by urging Brazil's Supreme Court to rule on lawsuits against the Belo Monte ... [Published Amazon Watch - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

"There Are Many Chico Mendes Around the World"

| Andrew E. MillerFranco Viteri, indigenous leader from the Ecuadorian Amazon, remembers hearing about the death of Chico Mendes. The lasting impression of Chico's example – a quarter century after his assassination – inspired Franco to participate in ... [Published Amazon Watch - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Brazilian Judicial Abuses Questioned on Anniversary of Military Coup

Human rights commission hears case questioning state use of dictatorship-era legal deviceAmazon Watch, AIDA, International Rivers, Justiça GlobalFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 31, 2014For more information, contact:María José Veramendi Villa, Interamerican ... [Published Amazon Watch - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

¡Yasuní Depende de Ti!

Celebrities rise in solidarity with Ecuadorians to defend the AmazonMarch 28, 2014 | Caroline BennettSign the Petitionfor an Oil-Free YasuníSign the petition to save Yasuní –the most biodiverse part of the Amazon.TAKE ACTION"The future is in your hands," ... [Published Amazon Watch - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

COP Out? Peru Pulling the Plug on Environmental Oversight in View of COP 20

logPeru was selected to host the COP 20 this December , widely considered to be the paramount meeting on global climate change strategy. Yet only recently, the Peruvian Minister of Energy and Mines, Eleodoro Mayorga Alba, announced that a new Peruvian ... [Published Amazon Watch - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

"Without Clean Water, We Cannot Survive"

ClearWater: Building a movement for clean water & cultural survivalMarch 26, 2014 | Han ShanSupport ClearWater!ClearWater is building a movement for clean water, rainforest protection, and cultural survival.LEARN MORE"Without clean water, we cannot survive," ... [Published Amazon Watch - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

From Floods to Drought, Brazil's Energy Sector Faces a Catastrophic Year

| Christian PoirierJustice Now!Join the worldwide chorus calling for justice by urging Brazil's Supreme Court to rule on lawsuits against the Belo Monte Dam!TAKE ACTIONAlbert Einstein once said, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking ... [Published Amazon Watch - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 2 reports

Indigenous Leader Condemns Brazil's Rights Abuses at United Nations

Speakers highlight violations stemming from Amazon dams at Human Rights CouncilAmazon Watch, International Rivers, AIDAFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 11, 2014For more information, contact:Brent Millikan, +55 61 8153 7009, brent@internationalrivers.orgChristian ... [Published Amazon Watch - Mar 11 2014]

Quotes

"The U'wa people are reaching out at a national and international level to ask for the unconditional assistance to our struggle that dates back many years. We refuse to be silent and we are going to mobilize ourselves and once again engage in protest actions against the extraction of oil which will damage our Mother Earth." Berito Cobaría
...potable water for all of Ecuador," said Esperanza Martinez, president of Acción Ecologica , the leading Ecuadorian grassroots environmental group. "But there are a myriad of other ways this government can finance those public works. The development vs. environment discourse of President Correa is the same, tired business-as-usual argument that every president here has used since oil was first discovered. There is nothing 'revolutionary' about Ecuador trying to drill its way to prosperity. We've been doing that for half a century to no avail."
..." In addition, Judge José Batista heavily criticized Brazil's investments in pharaonic infrastructure projects such as Belo Monte, affirming, "The only concern [in this project] was economic, with a small amount of environmental [concern] and no social concern, especially in regards to indigenous peoples."
...As Chico said, "At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity."

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