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Donny Rico Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due: Judge Kaplan

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Reposted from Eye on the Amazon Chevron's retaliatory RICO case against the Ecuadorians and their lawyers would not have come about were it not for th...

Hall of SHAME? We Have a Winner!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Please vote for Chevron in the 2014 Corporate Hall of Shame today! Reposted from the Eye On The Amazon There are many corporations worthy of being c...

Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron From Its Ecuador Disaster

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron got a little help from its friends in the corporate media last week. The resulting echo chamber is a startling reminder that, like the big banks, Chevron is considered by many to be too big to fail.

Finally! A Candid Exposé of Chevron's Dirty Tricks

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

It's not easy to try to explain the saga of the decades long battle to hold Chevron to account for deliberately poisoning people and planet in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

What Can Tens of Millions of Dollars Buy Ecuador in the 'Empire'?

Ezequiel Vázquez Ger | Posted 10.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Ezequiel Vázquez Ger

Ecuador has the most active government in Latin America in terms of public relations within the U.S., engaging in aggressive lobbying and outreach to penetrate the media and establish backchannel lanes of influence.

When Chevron Subpoenas an Amnesty International Activist

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

In an unprecedented legal move, 17 U.S.-based civil society organizations - among them Amnesty International, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network, and Friends of the Earth - have just filed an amicus brief in federal appeals court defending their First Amendment rights from attack by Chevron.

'Legal Tender' -- Donny Rico on How Chevron's Legal Thuggery Really Works

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron has spent millions upon millions of dollars in an abusive "scorched earth" legal strategy to attack not only the villagers and their representatives who have held the company accountable in Ecuador, but virtually anyone who supports them.

Why U.S. Companies Are Increasingly Unwelcomed in South America

Rafael Salazar | Posted 07.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

It is in this wider regional context that President Mujica's efforts have to be understood: of countries that feel wronged by the way transnational corporations conduct their affairs in Latin America.

Washington Law Firm To Pay Chevron Over Pollution Case

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

NEW YORK, May 7 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp said on Wednesday that Washington law firm Patton Boggs has agreed to pay $15 million to settle claims it t...

The Bush Doctrine Comes to Oakland Courtesy of Chevron

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron continued its unprecedented campaign of attacking its critics last week when I was forcibly removed from a conference simply because I was affiliated with Amazon Watch. The excuse given for the outrageous step was that it was a preemptive act to prevent something they feared I might do.

Don't Buy Chevron's Big Lie!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron can spend untold millions touting this verdict but do not buy it -- and don't let anyone else buy it either.

Seeking Justice in Ecuador

Trudie Styler | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Trudie Styler

It is not my place, nor my expertise, to opine on the legal matters involved. I am nonetheless compelled, principally because of the suffering of humble, dignified people I have witnessed in Ecuador at the hands of an American company, to say that Chevron's legal and public relations tactics in this case constitute a grave injustice.

Judge Rules For Chevron

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked U.S. courts from being used to collect a $9 billion Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron for rainf...

The Truth Has No Place in Kaplan's Court

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron's sham trial wrapped up Monday, but thanks to Kaplan's inexplicable decision not to allow any testimony related to Chevron's contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon -- the actual issue here and disaster from which all this started -- there's a lot that will never be discussed in the courtroom.

You Get What You Pay for (Perjury, in This Case)

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Reposted from Eye on the AmazonHaving virtually all the money in the world often means you can buy silence, you can buy time, and you can buy lies. ...

How Responsible Is Business for Social Responsibility?

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Last month, the Brazilian mining company Vale was invited to present its perspective on a panel entitled, "Voices of Rights Holders in the Extractives Industry." This is like inviting the CIA to a panel on the rights of victims of torture.

Ecuador Court Halves Chevron Pollution Judgement

AP | By GONZALO SOLANO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's highest court has upheld a landmark judgment against Chevron Corp. for oil contamination in the Amazon, but cut the ...

Panel Rules For Chevron In Ecuador Amazon Case

AP | GONZALO SOLANO and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

QUITO, Ecuador -- Plaintiffs' hopes for collecting a $19 billion judgment awarded by an Ecuadorean court against Chevron Corp. for oil contamination i...

Cher Produces Video For Ecuadorian Villagers In $19 Billion Fight With Chevron

Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Cher is not happy with Chevron. The singer and actor has taken up the cause of Ecuadorian villagers who're pursuing the gas company for damages they h...

Ecuador President Says Oil Giant Is 'Enemy Of Our Country'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

Ecuador's firebrand leftist President Rafael Correa lambasted US oil giant Chevron as an enemy for allegedly besmirching his country as part of a leng...

Environmental Justice Knows No Borders

Nathalie Cely | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Nathalie Cely

Billions of gallons of toxic sludge -- far in excess of the amount of oil spilled at the BP Gulf disaster -- polluted our lands, communities, and rainforests. The people of Ecuador, primarily poor indigenous communities, suffered for years, and in many cases have still yet to recover.

Forget WallyWorld: At Chevron They Live in WatsonWorld

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

There are many ways to describe the experience of participating in a Chevron Annual Shareholder Meeting. One is often left wondering if those inside a...

Ecuador's New Deal: Nothing Succeeds Like Success

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Rafael Correa is far ahead of his nearest rival in Sunday's presidential election in Ecuador, and expected to easily win another four year presidential term. It's not hard to see why. Unemployment fell to 4.1 percent by the end of last year -- a record low for at least 25 years.

Ecuador Deals New Blow To Chevron In Pollution Case

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green

QUITO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Ecuadorean plaintiffs on Tuesday said an order issued by a court in the Andean country lets them seize some $200 million w...

Court Won't Hear Ecuador Pollution Case

AP | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is staying out of the fight over efforts by Amazon rain forest residents to collect more than $18 billion from C...