To Virunga and All of Us: A Message of Indigenous Resistance and Inspiration From the Amazon

This is what it is all about… Our fight is not just a fight about oil — it’s a fight about a different way of living by Nemonte Nenquimo The following piece is quoted directly from the keynote address of Ceibo Alliance co-founder Nemonte Nenquimo, who traveled from her home in the remote Ecuadorian Amazon to… Read More

Communities Choosing to Preserve Natural Resources instead of Getting Quick Money

Citing environmental concerns, central Colombian villages use months of direct action to delay planned state oil project. OSCAR LEÓN, TRNN PRODUCER: In the central Colombian region of Meta, communities won an important victory in the fight to preserve their lands from possible contamination from drilling by Ecopetrol, Colombia’s national oil company. The Meta region’s administrative… Read More

How to support legally a Moratorium on Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation in Virunga National Park: some principles

Principles that Support a Moratorium on Hydrocarbon Exploration and exploitation in PNAs 1. The interconnection of all living things What follows from the understanding of the interconnectedness of all beings inhabiting this planet is the understanding of the interdependence of rights. The expansion of the oil frontier effectively suspends the realisation of rights related to… Read More