Yasuní- Two Seconds of Life

     |    Thursday November 7th, 2013

“From a humanistic point of view, if the Amazon is internationalized, we should also internationalize oil reserves around the world”. This is the first thing that came to my mind after watching the documentary YASUNÍ- TWO SECONDS OF LIFE; it is just one of the statements made by Brazil’s Education Minister Cristovão Chico Buarque that 

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Chevron Goes Ballistic

     |    Monday May 31st, 2010

    Maybe black balloons would have been more fitting to the occasion. But the creativity of the folks behind the Change Chevron Campaign knows no bounds. At the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival (in the state of California, USA) activists handed out hundreds of balloons. The balloons had the picture of of Chevron 

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Update from WHEN CLOUDS CLEAR Co-Director Danielle Bernstein

     |    Monday May 24th, 2010

Message from Danielle Bernstein (co-director of WHEN CLOUDS CLEAR)     “URGENT: Dear Friends– I just received an email from Carlos Zorrilla from Intag region, Ecuador. He reports the bad news that the nightmare scenario in the struggle against mining is now in play. The Ecuadorian government, which owns the Junin…concessions, is moving forward with plans 

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Ecuadorians sue Canadian mining company Copper Mesa

     |    Tuesday March 23rd, 2010

  Copper Mesa is the same company whose plans to mine copper from beneath the ‘cloud forests’ in Junin meant that the indigenous peoples there faced devastation and relocation. The realeyz.tv film WHEN CLOUDS CLEAR documents the struggle of the Intag region native inhabitants to protect their land and way of life.  This week, Copper 

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Pandora Blue(s)

     |    Tuesday March 9th, 2010

The Center for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America (FDCL) analyses the “Avatar” phenomenon and what the unexpected Oscar snub (in favor of Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker”) means in terms of natural resource vs. indigenous rights discourse in Latin America. Read the full post in German here.