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  1. Amazon defenders face death or exile
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Ordinary Brazilians who report illegal logging face threats to their lives.
  2. The Amazon tribe protecting the forest with bows, arrows, GPS and camera traps
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    With authorities ineffective, the 2,200-strong Ka'apor, in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, are taking on the illegal loggers with technology and direct action. Now the Ka'apor are seeking support through NGOs and the media.
  3. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  4. Connexions Library: South America Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on South America.
  5. Dam the Rivers, Damn the People
    Development and Resistance in Amazonian Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Cummings describes Amazonia as a colony whose resources are exploited by and 'exported' to the country's industrial south. As a result of the encroachment on their rainforest land, the peoples of Amazonia, particularly the Amazonia Indians, have suffered death, displacement, loss of self-sufficiency and exposure to disease.
  6. Dirty Water, Dirtier Practices
    Ecuador's Battle with Texaco's Legacy Pollution

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Texaco (now owned by Chevron) left polluted soil and ground water after 20 years of oil extraction in the Amazon in Ecuador. The legal claims and counter-claims over responsibility and reparation continue.
  7. 1491
    New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
  8. Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru's forest but timber finds global buyers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
  9. The Last Frontier
    Fighting Over Land in the Amazon

    Resource Type: Book
    This richly detailed study of the Amazon region spells out the mismanagement, corruption, and resulting chaos and brutality of successive Brazilian government development schemes. The present situation in the Amazon and how it came about are vividly portrayed, often in the words of the people interviewed. We learn of the problems and resistance of the indigenous peoples, the conflicts between landowners and peasants, and the ecological damage large scale ranching and mining are causing.
  10. Legal Ruling Will Allow Rain Forest Indigenous Peoples to Pursue Chevron in Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Ontario Court of Appeal says communities of Ecuador affected by Chevron can enforce Ecuadorian rulings in Canada.
  11. Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous activists are taking direct action - and it's working
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The native peoples of the Amazon are employing the tactics of the Occupy movement against oil companies, gold miners and illegal loggers. Lacking the protection of the state, they fight their own battles. Recent campaign successes owe much to outside support.
  12. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
    Forests and trees

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-making, or obstacles in the way of ‘development.’ In this issue, we look at some of the threats to forests worldwide, and the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
  13. Rebuilding communities: a type of resistance
    Communities in the Amazon resort to constitutional rights to recover territories granted to mining companies.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    In Tundayme, a parish located in the Cordillera del Cóndor in Ecuador's southern Amazon, the indigenous and peasant communities have decided to recover the territories of abandoned or forcefully evicted communities in order to oppose mining megaprojects. The first few steps have been successful, but they fear that the government and the affected companies will respond aggressively.
  14. Rumble in the jungle
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Could Peru's uncontacted Amazonian tribes be wiped out by oil giants? Not if they don't exist.
  15. Selling Modernity: How Global Greenwashing is Destroying Tribal People
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) in Casiguran, the Philippines, is a 12,923 hectare area currently being developed into a self-sufficient commercial hub and special economic zone.If completed, APECO will strip 3,000 small farms and indigenous Agta households of their land.
  16. When oil is more important than life
    Oil exploitation leaves trail of pollution and death in the Peruvian Amazon

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The dumping of oil waste into the waters of the Marañón, Corrientes, Pastaza and Tigre rivers and the Amazon forest is producing fatal consequences for the local population, mostly to the Kukama ethnic group. The responsible are well-known oil companies, but the Peruvian authorities have not acted with timeliness, making them responsible as well. For years, victims have protested against pollution and violence, but the oil business has always had the upper hand.
  17. The World Without Us
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.
  18. World's conservation hopes rest on Ecuador's revolutionary Yasuni model
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A plan to preserve the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation has put Yasuni national park at the frontline of a global battle between living systems and fossil fuels. But enthusiasm is cooling and this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself.

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