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In Pursuit of Jumandy: The Race for Oil and Ecuador’s Indigenous People | Counterpunch

It is estimated that oil exploitation in Yasuní-ITT would release 410 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Potentially, drilling in Pungarayacu would release at least twice as much. In 1578 Jumandy and his warriors avoided their enemies for a short while by fleeing to the caverns. Now the descendants of his warriors have nowhere to hide. But then, with global atmospheric CO2 at 400 parts per million and counting, neither do their pursuers.

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Ecuadorian Government Shuts Down Environmental NGO Pachamama | Global Voices

The Ecuadorian government ordered the closure and “dissolution” of the NGO Fundación Pachamama [es], dedicated to the defense of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest and opposed to oil exploitation without prior consultation in the region. The government alleged that the organisation was “affecting the public peace”. The action, ordered by the Ministry of the Environment and carried out through the Ministry of ...

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Dan Beeton on Ecuador Election, Christine Hong on North Korea | FAIR

The recent reelection of Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa, in the eyes of the US media, signals the further entrenching of a “bad left” government in Latin America. What does this mean for US reporting and portrayals of Ecuador and its president? We’ll talk with Dan Beeton of the Center for Economic and Policy Research about a familiar old script. Download ...

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In U.N. Address, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Urges Obama Admin to End ‘Regime of Secrecy’ | DemocracyNow!

Speaking via videolink from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed a side meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday evening. In his remarks, Assange gave thanks to the United Nations for its treaties on political asylum and denounced the U.S. treatment of alleged Army whistleblower Bradley Manning. Assange also accused President Obama of exploiting the ...

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Julian Assange statement: WikiLeaks founder speaks from Ecuador embassy balcony in London | GlobalPost

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave his first public statement since entering Ecuador’s embassy in London in June. Julian Assange gave his first public statement today since entering Ecuador’s UK embassy in June, thanking the Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa for supporting him but giving little indication of his next move. Assange spoke from a balcony window at Ecuador’s embassy in central ...

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