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

Monbiot: Drilling in Virunga does not end our hunger for resources, it exacerbates it!

The Impossibility of Growth: Why collapse and salvation are hard to distinguish from each other By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 28th May 2014 Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these possessions grew by 4.5% a year. How big… Read More

Les Indiens Contre les Rois du Petrole! Luttons pour Virunga!

Les Indiens Contre les Rois du petrole! Documentaire allemand réalisé en 2005 par Holger Riedel Producteurs : ARTE G.E.I.E., GÉO, Medienkontor, WDR, MDR, NDR, Discovery Channel. Dans l’est de l’Équateur, la forêt tropicale, qui abrite une faune d’une infinie diversité, est polluée par le pétrole. Seule une poignée d’indigènes ose protester ! – Les habitants… 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

Towards a Post-Oil/Conflict Civilization: Initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil and keep Virunga Safe

Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil May 21st, 2013 Ejolt report 6: Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil The low resolution report can be downloaded here. The high resolution report can be downloaded here. Abstract This Report traces the birth… Read More

Transboundary Oil Spill in the Amazon: what could be the impact in the Great Lakes Region – Virunga

1 / The damage caused by such an oil spill in the Semliki River, which issues from Lake Edward in Virunga National Park and happens to be the source of the Nile, could reach other nations as Uganda, Rwanda, polluting zones and coasts up to the Mediterranean sea, with serious impact on environment, livelihoods, water… Read More

Yasuni Frontline Conservation: preserving biodiversity from oil exploration

World’s conservation hopes rest on Ecuador’s revolutionary Yasuni model 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… Read More

War and then Crude? The true dangers of oil extraction

Documentary exposing the true dangers of oil extraction Dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon, Texaco (now Chevron) has been ordered to pay $8 billion to clean up its environmental pollution of reckless oil drilling and restore human rights for the 30,000 affected peoples. Chevron REFUSES to pay the verdict of this… Read More

Virunga Green Oil: a Matter of Alternatives

This article has been translated and adapted from the Spanish article published in the Cronicon[1]: Entrevista con el exministro Ecuatoriano Alberto Acosta Former Ecuadorian Energy and Mines minister Mr. Alberto Acosta Espinosa, and one of the architects of the Yasuní Initiative to keep oil in the ground of Yasuní National Park in Ecuador, reflects on… Read More