News Updates

Forced evictions and land grabbing are nothing new in Cambodia, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), but it is new for communities to fight back.
September 13, 2010
The US may pay a high price for dividing the city, writes Rajiv Chandrasekaran.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran
August 7, 2010
Article by Thomas Linzey on how rights of nature should be taken into account with the BP oil spill.
June 15, 2010
Whether they’ve looked at the trees, the insects, or the jaguars, scientists have agreed that Yasuní National Park in Ecuador’s Amazonian rain forest is one of the most diverse places on earth. But...
Daniel Grossman
June 10, 2010
After a successful six-year campaign to prevent Nestle Waters from building a bottling plant in nearby McCloud, the town of Mt. Shasta, a mountain hamlet of fewer than 3000 residents in California's...
By Jeff Conant
June 7, 2010
BP’s calamitous behavior in the Gulf of Mexico is the big oil story of the moment. But for many years, indigenous people from a formerly pristine region of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador have been...
Bob Herbert
June 4, 2010
Peru passed a law establishing the right of indigenous people to prior consultation on any matter regarding the collective right to their land. This comes at a time when the number of industrial...
Milagros Salazar
June 1, 2010
Houston, TX – Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting erupted in chaos after CEO John Watson received a stern rebuke from shareholders for its Ecuador environmental disaster and a 71-year-old Ecuadorian...
May 27, 2010
HOUSTON - (Business Wire) Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting erupted in chaos today after CEO John Watson received a stern rebuke from shareholders for its Ecuador environmental disaster and a 71-...
Business Wire
May 26, 2010
At Chevron's annual shareholder meeting here today Mariana Jimenez, 71, from Ecuador told company officials and board members that oil contamination by Texaco, now a Chevron company, is destroying...
May 26, 2010