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The Bush Doctrine Comes to Oakland Courtesy of Chevron

23 March 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Chevron is so scared of the truth that even having someone in the room who might talk about their acts is a threat. This is not an isolated incident, but rather a concerted attack on environmental advocacy.      More »

Environmentalist Kicked Out of Chevron-Sponsored Event

After organizers of a Chevron-sponsored economic development summit learned of a paying attendee’s association with an environmental watchdog, he was forcibly ejected from the event.
18 April 2014 | MintPress News

"My plan was to be there, listen to what they have to say, interact with the people at the conference," said Paz y Miño. "Supposedly, these are businesses in Oakland that are concerned with green and sustainable energy. I thought they would be interested in the information."     More »

Environmental Activist Forcibly Removed from Chevron-Sponsored Event in Oakland for Mocking the Company's "News" Website

16 April 2014 | East Bay Express

"Chevron has been out to crush free speech in relation to its policies for years and now apparently opposing views are not even allowed in the room," Paz y Miño said. "It's outrageous. They want to crush any kind of open discussion or debate about their actions here or anywhere in the world."     More »

The Unnecessary Truth: Reflections on What Wasn't Told in the Chevron Ecuador RICO Case

15 April 2014 | EarthRights International

During the trial, witnesses like Donald were told that they could not speak about the contamination of their lands and water that Chevron’s predecessor, Texaco, had deliberately caused. The attorneys were not allowed to use the word “contamination” without approaching the bench, even in a case involving one of the largest environmental justice disputes in recent history.      More »

Report: Judge Kaplan Let Chevron Make "Mockery of Justice" in New York RICO Case

4 April 2014 | Gowen Group Law Office

New York, NY – A new report concludes Chevron made a "mockery of justice" and bribed a witness during its retaliatory RICO case in New York, leading to a likely reversal by U.S. appellate courts and a growing risk for the oil giant in jurisdictions where the villagers are trying to seize assets to pay for a clean-up of their ancestral lands.     More »

Onetime Target of Keating Five Assails Big Oil

31 March 2014 | Courthouse News Service

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – An economist who studies and writes about what he considers corporate con jobs said he thinks Texaco got away with one during its time drilling the Ecuadorean Amazon, speaking on a plane flying over the fog-shrouded rivers and forest canopy of Ecuador's vast, oil-rich Oriente region.     More »

Interview with Steven Donziger

27 March 2014 | KPFA

Listen to Steven Donziger, lawyer for the Ecuadorian communities who successfully sued Chevron for $9.5 billion dollars, give an update on the case and Chevron's retaliatory RICO action aimed at silencing its critics and attempting to evade justice.     More »

"Without Clean Water, We Cannot Survive"

ClearWater: Building a movement for clean water & cultural survival
26 March 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

In just two years, ClearWater has installed more than 500 family-sized rainwater systems that serve thousands of people in communities who have long suffered an epidemic of cancer, birth defects, and other illnesses.     More »

Death Threats Made to Ecuadorian Lawyer in Chevron Pollution Case

Juan Pablo Saenz is representing small farmers trying to force Chevron to pay damages for pollution in the Amazon
26 March 2014 | The Guardian

"People are constantly following us in Ecuador," said lawyer Juan Pablo Saenz. "They said to me: 'Think very carefully about what you are doing, because it would be a shame if something happened to you and your family'."     More »

Don't Buy Chevron's Big Lie!

25 March 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Ironically, the grave danger from Chevron's farcical RICO ruling is not to the Ecuadorians seeking justice. The real danger is the precedent this sets for our work to hold Chevron and other U.S. corporations accountable.     More »