Posts Tagged with "Amazon"

“Without clean water, we cannot survive.”

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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“Without clean water, we cannot survive.”

RAN is proud to be an original supporter of ClearWater, which has launched an incredible new website today. Here are a few words from our friends at Amazon Watch about the important work ClearWater is doing and how you can get involved. “Without clean water, we cannot survive,” Emergildo Criollo told me recently. You may [...]

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Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

An “anti-public service” message from Donny Rico (originally published by Amazon Watch) Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut. Corporations are the top of the food [...]

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RAN Channels Small Grants to Two Major Indigenous Mobilizations in South America

Friday, October 25, 2013

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RAN Channels Small Grants to Two Major Indigenous Mobilizations in South America

Indigenous communities are mobilizing in Brazil and Ecuador, challenging the respective national governments’ plans to push large-scale expansion of oil development in the rainforest (Ecuador) and clear the way for roads, dams, agribusiness and development of other mega-projects (Brazil) that would devastate ecosystems and undermine the internationally recognized standard of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent [...]

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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 3

Friday, August 10, 2012

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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 3

This is part three of a series. Read part one here and part two here. Cofan Dureno day 2 After breakfast (white rice and yucca—again!) the women of the community laid out their finest wares for us. There was an amazing amount of beadwork on display—all of the beads being seeds that they dye different [...]

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Engineers Without Borders Arrives In Ecuador to Help Bring ClearWater to Amazon Communities

Monday, July 30, 2012

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Engineers Without Borders Arrives In Ecuador to Help Bring ClearWater to Amazon Communities

In the U.S. we often speak of environmental justice as an idea: a concept that guides our work, a state of ecological equity that we strive toward. But for the people here in Ecuador living with the massive oil pollution deliberately dumped here by by American oil company Texaco from 1962 to 1992, the concept [...]

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Deep in the Amazon, A Story is Waiting to be Told

Friday, June 15, 2012

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Deep in the Amazon, A Story is Waiting to be Told

Media technologies and professional skills are valuable tools that enable Indigenous communities living in rainforests around the world to communicate about the crisis of deforestation through sharing their stories, language, and art. Amazon Voice, a great new NGO that is working directly with the local Amazon communities based on a foundation of reciprocity and mutual [...]

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PhotoEssay: Ruin and resistance on the Xingu River

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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PhotoEssay: Ruin and resistance on the Xingu River

The fabled Xingu River, with its dark blue waters and unusual rock formations, is a 1230 mile long river in the north of Brazil and one of the principal tributaries of the mighty Amazon river. Here in the lower Xingu, on a 80 kilometer bend through the ancestral territory of several indigenous tribes, the Brazilian [...]

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 2: Ecuador

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 2: Ecuador

This has been one of the worst years ever for Chevron. From it’s ongoing massive legal losses in Ecuador, to offshore disasters in Brazil and Nigeria, to the tragic deaths of its employees in several locations, including right here in California. This is the second in a series of statements we’re posting as we prepare [...]

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Epic Greenwashing From Chevron

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Epic Greenwashing From Chevron

Once again, Chevron has released its “Corporate Responsibility Report” with a straight face. (Here’s our post about last year’s report.) In this post, Amazon Watch’s Robert Collier exposes the irresponsible corporate abuses Chevron conveniently leaves out. Apparently believing that no outright whopper can’t be repeated again and again, Chevron has issued a report bragging about [...]

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Driving the Company Off an $18bn Cliff: Ecuadoreans In Europe Highlight Chevron Management’s Misguided Litigation Strategy

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Driving the Company Off an $18bn Cliff: Ecuadoreans In Europe Highlight Chevron Management’s Misguided Litigation Strategy

Ecuadorean indigenous leaders Humberto Piaguaje and Guillermo Grefa began a one week European tour today. They will be educating major institutional investors in Chevron Corporation, including prestigious funds such as the Church of England Investment Fund and the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church, about the oil giant’s grim environmental and human rights legacy [...]

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