Posts Tagged with "Brazil"

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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Beautiful Resistance at Rio+20

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Beautiful Resistance at Rio+20

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, clean energy sources like solar power and including indigenous knowledge as part of the solution to climate issues. Giant text below the image read, “Rios para a vida” (“Rivers [...]

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Do We Need Natural Capital or Nature Without Capital?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Do We Need Natural Capital or Nature Without Capital?

As the Rio+20 ‘Earth’ summit gets underway, we’re hearing a slew of ‘sustainability’ pronouncements and declarations from the business sector, to illustrate their planet-saving intentions. One of these is the ‘Natural Capital Declaration‘ (NCD), launched on Saturday by more than 35 financial institutions. They claim that this marks the first time the world of finance [...]

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Bank Of America Chair Supports Sustainable Energy For Some at Rio+20

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Bank Of America Chair Supports Sustainable Energy For Some at Rio+20

As governmental negotiations are faltering at the “Rio Plus 20” talks in Brazil, the Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4All) announced major commitments to sustainable energy from a wide variety of stakeholders, including developing nation governments, corporations and the rock band Linkin Park. Co-Chaired by Bank of America Chairman Chad Holliday, SE4All announced that Ghana [...]

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Today Is the Twitter Storm to #EndFossilFuelSubsidies

Monday, June 18, 2012

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Today Is the Twitter Storm to #EndFossilFuelSubsidies

Imagine what the world could do with $1 trillion. How many children that money could feed, how much clean water that money could provide to communities that need it, how many homes it could build for people with no place to live. Instead, the governments of the world are handing $1 trillion to the fossil [...]

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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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Why Everyone Should Be Mad About Today’s Chevron Shareholder Meeting

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Why Everyone Should Be Mad About Today’s Chevron Shareholder Meeting

I’ve been working on the Change Chevron campaign full-time for almost two years now, and I have to say: Today’s Chevron shareholder meeting perfectly encapsulates everything that is deeply wrong with the way the company does business. I’ll elaborate in a second, but first let me say something very clearly: Chevron is racist. Man, feels [...]

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Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be at Chevron

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be at Chevron

This morning, some of the most powerful global voices calling for environmental justice gathered in our office for a press conference to tell the world why they’re attending Chevron’s shareholder meeting tomorrow in San Ramon. Labor and community leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Angola, California and Texas revealed the true cost of Chevron’s operations in [...]

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Warrant Issued For Chevron, Global Corporate Criminal, And CEO John Watson

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Warrant Issued For Chevron, Global Corporate Criminal, And CEO John Watson

We served an arrest warrant for Chevron CEO John Watson today. Brazilian prosecutors have issued criminal charges against Chevron and several of its employees, including the chief executive of Chevron’s Brazil unit, in response to the company’s November 2011 oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. It’s refreshing, to say the least, to [...]

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Chevron’s Brazil Oil Spill Just The Latest Symptom Of Our Addiction To Oil

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Chevron’s Brazil Oil Spill Just The Latest Symptom Of Our Addiction To Oil

If the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster taught us anything, it’s that Big Oil has been doing very little over the last few decades to prevent oil spills despite their obscene record profits. Companies like Exxon, Chevron, and BP have all clearly decided that it’s more cost effective to use their profits to rig the system [...]

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