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Feb 08, 2011, 04:01 ET Dam-Affected People Deliver Half Million Signatures Calling on Brazil to Stop Belo Monte Dam

Over half a million people, most of them Brazilians, are calling on newly elected President Dilma to halt plans to construct the Belo Monte Dam....


Feb 03, 2011, 02:02 ET New Report Highlights Why Companies Need to Operate with Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples

Industrial resource extraction is posing grave threats to the survival of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin and there are serious moral, legal...


Jan 27, 2011, 05:00 ET FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brazil Green Lights Amazon Dam in Disregard for Environmental Laws and Local Opposition

The Brazilian government has issued a "partial" installation license allowing the Belo Monte Dam to break ground on the Amazon's Xingu River despite...


Nov 17, 2010, 11:00 ET JUST RELEASED: James Cameron's 'A Message from Pandora' Casts Spotlight on a Real AVATAR Battle in the Amazon Rainforest

AVATAR creator James Cameron's short new documentary "A Message from Pandora," casts a timely spotlight on an epic battle to stop the massive Belo...


Nov 11, 2010, 08:30 ET Indigenous and Riverbank Communities Call on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Suspend the Massive Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon

Today international and Brazilian human rights organizations submitted a formal petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR),...


Aug 27, 2010, 04:34 ET James Cameron and Avatar Cast Shine Spotlight on Real Battles to Defend 'Pandoras on Earth'

Timed with the re-release of Avatar in theatres today, acclaimed director James Cameron has teamed up with Amazon Watch to produce a short feature "A ...


May 05, 2010, 05:18 ET Amazonian Indigenous Leaders to Confront Occidental Petroleum at Annual General Shareholder Meeting in L.A.

On Thursday, a group of Achuar indigenous leaders from the Peruvian Amazon will arrive in Los Angeles to confront Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) at the...


Apr 28, 2010, 08:05 ET Demonstration in New York Against the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil

Actress Sigourney Weaver joins dozens of indigenous leaders from around the world who are participants of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues ...


Mar 30, 2010, 08:12 ET Avatar Director James Cameron Returns from a Visit to Belo Monte Dam Site on the Xingu River

James Cameron, director of Avatar, will hold a press conference on Wednesday, March 31 at 10 am at Hotel Tropical to report back on his experience a...


Mar 03, 2010, 03:08 ET Indigenous Achuar From the Peruvian Amazon Face Off Against Occidental Petroleum Over Destruction of Pristine Rainforest, as Reported by Amazon Watch

A key hearing was held this morning in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the landmark environmental and public health case brought by indigenous...