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When Chevron Subpoenas an Amnesty International Activist

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.16.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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...

From Ecuador to Richmond to Nigeria, Chevron Flouts Safety, Lacks Respect for Communities Where It Operates

Karen Hinton | Posted 10.13.2012 | Green
Karen Hinton

Countries around the world should simply cease doing further business with Chevron until it respects the communities where it operates. By any measure, the Richmond disaster is only the latest illustration of why this company has lost its social license to operate.

Arbitration Over Chevron's Ecuador Pollution To Stretch Into 2014

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

* Int'l arbitration panel to hear first evidence by Nov * Ecuador court increased damages against Chevron to $19 bln * C...

Chevron Says These People Don't Matter

Lou Dematteis | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Lou Dematteis

I first traveled to the Ecuadoran Amazon in 1993 and witnessed first hand the contamination and environmental damage caused by Chevron.

Clean Water in the Amazon!

Mitch Anderson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Mitch Anderson

Chevron is guilty of massive environmental crimes in the Amazon, but has chosen to spend millions on lobbyists, lawyers and PR firms instead of paying for a clean up of its mess.

'Green News Report' - January 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Riots ove...