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Chevron AGM 2008 Action

28 May 2008

In a dramatic face-to-face showdown at Chevron's annual general meeting, victims of the company's grave human rights abuses from three continents today told shareholders and senior executives that the oil major must live up to its corporate rhetoric on human rights and the environment, and also take decisive action to make amends to the communities it has devastated.

Community representatives from Burma, Ecuador and Nigeria traveled for days to participate in the meeting as proxy shareholders, calling on Chevron CEO David O'Reilly to stop hiding behind lawyers and PR misinformation, and to recognize and rectify the suffering the company has caused.

  • Atossa Soltani of Amazon Watch introduces the delegations that will go into the Chevron 2008 AGM  -> Click to enlarge

    Atossa Soltani of Amazon Watch introduces the delegations that will go into the Chevron 2008 AGM

  • Emergildo in San Francisco confronting Chevron  -> Click to enlarge

    Emergildo in San Francisco confronting Chevron

  • Emergildo speaks to members of the press in front of San Francisco City Hall  -> Click to enlarge

    Emergildo speaks to members of the press in front of San Francisco City Hall

  • San Francisco City Hall  -> Click to enlarge

    San Francisco City Hall

  • City Hall, San Francisco press conference on May 27th  -> Click to enlarge

    City Hall, San Francisco press conference on May 27th

  • Mitch Anderson interviewed at Chevron  -> Click to enlarge

    Mitch Anderson interviewed at Chevron

  • Larry Bowoto interviewed  -> Click to enlarge

    Larry Bowoto interviewed

  • The protestors line up outside Chevron  -> Click to enlarge

    The protestors line up outside Chevron

  • Emergildo speaks to the protestors  -> Click to enlarge

    Emergildo speaks to the protestors

  • The protestors outside Chevron Headquarters  -> Click to enlarge

    The protestors outside Chevron Headquarters

  • Atossa Soltani, Luis Yanza and Emergildo Criollo prepare to take on the Chevron board  -> Click to enlarge

    Atossa Soltani, Luis Yanza and Emergildo Criollo prepare to take on the Chevron board

  • The delegation from Ecuador is escorted onto Chevron property  -> Click to enlarge

    The delegation from Ecuador is escorted onto Chevron property

  • ­Emergildo entering Chevron Headquarters  -> Click to enlarge

    ­Emergildo entering Chevron Headquarters

  • Atossa Soltani guides the delegation into Chevron's AGM  -> Click to enlarge

    Atossa Soltani guides the delegation into Chevron's AGM

  • The Ecuador delegation and Amazon Watch registering at the entrance to Chevron's AGM at Chevron headquarters in San Ramon  -> Click to enlarge

    The Ecuador delegation and Amazon Watch registering at the entrance to Chevron's AGM at Chevron headquarters in San Ramon

  • The crowd prepares for clean up Chevron theatrics  -> Click to enlarge

    The crowd prepares for clean up Chevron theatrics

  • Kevin Koenig of Amazon Watch speaks to the crowd outside the Chevron AGM  -> Click to enlarge

    Kevin Koenig of Amazon Watch speaks to the crowd outside the Chevron AGM

  • Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch sends a message to Chevron  -> Click to enlarge

    Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch sends a message to Chevron

  • Protestors reach out to the passing traffic at the AGM  -> Click to enlarge

    Protestors reach out to the passing traffic at the AGM

  • Protestors Call on Chevron to Clean up Ecuador  -> Click to enlarge

    Protestors Call on Chevron to Clean up Ecuador

  • Protestors in HAZMAT suits assemble on Chevron grounds  -> Click to enlarge

    Protestors in HAZMAT suits assemble on Chevron grounds

  • Protestors march along Chevron Drive in San Ramon  -> Click to enlarge

    Protestors march along Chevron Drive in San Ramon

  • Protestors send a message to the shareholders outside Chevron AGM  -> Click to enlarge

    Protestors send a message to the shareholders outside Chevron AGM

  • Protestors march around Chevron grounds in San Ramon with stock tickers depicting that Chevron's stock goes up as quality of life goes down  -> Click to enlarge

    Protestors march around Chevron grounds in San Ramon with stock tickers depicting that Chevron's stock goes up as quality of life goes down

  • Protestors dressed in HAZMAT suits outside the Chevron AGM role play amidst toxic waste  -> Click to enlarge

    Protestors dressed in HAZMAT suits outside the Chevron AGM role play amidst toxic waste

  • Luis Yanza and Emergildo meet the press  -> Click to enlarge

    Luis Yanza and Emergildo meet the press

  • Protestor from Grandmothers for the Preservation of the Amazon has a message for Chevron  -> Click to enlarge

    Protestor from Grandmothers for the Preservation of the Amazon has a message for Chevron

  • The delegations from Ecuador, Nigeria and Burma returning from inside the Chevron 2008 AGM  -> Click to enlarge

    The delegations from Ecuador, Nigeria and Burma returning from inside the Chevron 2008 AGM

  • Mitch Anderson of Amazon Watch interpreting for Emergildo  -> Click to enlarge

    Mitch Anderson of Amazon Watch interpreting for Emergildo

  • Larry Bowoto and Atossa Soltani  -> Click to enlarge

    Larry Bowoto and Atossa Soltani

  • Emergildo and Larry in Solidarity  -> Click to enlarge

    Emergildo and Larry in Solidarity

  • Mercedes Jaramillo who lives in the affected region in Nothern Ecuador speaks about her health crisis and the unsympathetic Chevron reaction  -> Click to enlarge

    Mercedes Jaramillo who lives in the affected region in Nothern Ecuador speaks about her health crisis and the unsympathetic Chevron reaction

  • Luis Yanza of the FRENTE in Ecuador speaks about the crude attitude from the CEO of Chevron  -> Click to enlarge

    Luis Yanza of the FRENTE in Ecuador speaks about the crude attitude from the CEO of Chevron

  • Atossa Soltani and Luis Yanza of the FRENTE  -> Click to enlarge

    Atossa Soltani and Luis Yanza of the FRENTE

  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch speaks to the rally after confronting the Chevron Board and Shareholders  -> Click to enlarge

    Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch speaks to the rally after confronting the Chevron Board and Shareholders

  • Larry Bowoto a Nigerian plaintiff in the landmark case: Bowoto v. Chevron with his attorneys at the Chevron AGM  -> Click to enlarge

    Larry Bowoto a Nigerian plaintiff in the landmark case: Bowoto v. Chevron with his attorneys at the Chevron AGM

  • The Paparazzi at Chevron Headquarters, San Ramon CA  -> Click to enlarge

    The Paparazzi at Chevron Headquarters, San Ramon CA

  • Emergildo Criollo of the Cofan affected people in Northern Ecuador reports back after speaking to the Chevron Board and Shareholders  -> Click to enlarge

    Emergildo Criollo of the Cofan affected people in Northern Ecuador reports back after speaking to the Chevron Board and Shareholders

  • Reporting back from within the Chevron AGM; Pat Doherty of NYC public pension funds and Larry Fahn of As You Sow, representing the Sierra Club  -> Click to enlarge

    Reporting back from within the Chevron AGM; Pat Doherty of NYC public pension funds and Larry Fahn of As You Sow, representing the Sierra Club