Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Video: Amazon Watch's Atossa Soltani Talks About Chevron in Ecuador

Video and Interview by LivingECHO:

Atossa Soltani is the founder and Executive Director of Amazon Watch. Since 1991, Atossa has been working to support indigenous peoples in their efforts to protect their rights to self-determination, territories, natural resources, culture, and way of life. Prior to founding Amazon Watch, Atossa directed campaigns at the Rainforest Action Network (1991-1996). Atossa has worked on documenting and publicizing human rights abuses and environmental disasters caused by extractive industries and large scale infrastructure projects throughout the Amazon. She has led successful campaigns challenging oil companies and international financial institutions to adopt stronger environmental and social standards globally. For more information, see www.amazonwatch.org

– Nick

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