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News & Multimedia from 2014

Since When Did Lobbying and PR Become Extortion?

I do advocacy work. So why am I accused of being part of a criminal conspiracy?
28 January 2014 | Politico Magazine

Within the next two months, a New York federal judge is expected to rule in an environmental case that goes to the core of how lobbyists, publicists and other advocates up and down K Street make their living.     Read more...

Donziger's New Legal Team Strikes Back at Chevron by Seeking Nullification of RICO Case

28 January 2014 | Donziger and Associates

New York, NY – In a bold and unusual move, the new appellate team representing New York attorney Steven Donziger is seeking to dismiss Chevron's retaliatory RICO case because the oil giant now admits that there is nothing that a U.S. court can do to block foreign enforcement proceedings targeting the company's assets.     Read more...

Lawyer Fighting Chevron Hires a Heavy for Appeal

24 January 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

"I could not be more proud to be representing Steven Donziger as his lead appellate counsel," said Mr. Gupta, in a statement. "For anyone who cares about the rule of law, Chevron's retaliatory RICO action should be deeply troubling."     Read more...

Advocacy Groups Blast Chevron for Retaliation Tactics Against Ecuador Villagers and Their Supporters

U.S. legal advocate for Ecuadorians announces crack appellate team as final briefs are filed in Chevron's Retaliatory RICO Case
23 January 2014 | Amazon Watch

Washington, DC – More than 40 U.S. civil society groups are coming to the defense of the Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities who won a historic environmental lawsuit against Chevron but have been subject to vicious retaliatory attacks by the oil company, according to a letter released today.     Read more...

Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

An "anti-public service" message from Donny Rico
21 January 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut.     Read more...

New Christie Attack Dog Attorney No Friend to Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples

20 January 2014 | The Huffington Post

In light of Mastro's tactics in the Ecuador affair, perhaps we should expect the unexpected when it comes to the unfolding investigation into Chris Christie's affairs. A master of the counter-suit, Mastro might seek to question the credibility of Christie opponents or to underhandedly change the "narrative."     Read more...

Desperation: Chevron CEO Asked Venezuela President for Help on Ecuador

In 2014, Watson Faces Host of  Challenges As Company Tries to Evade Accountability for Toxic Dumping
9 January 2014 | The Chevron Pit

One example of the company's desperation: news reports from Latin America recently disclosed that Watson pleaded in person with Venezuela’s new President, Nicolas Maduro, for help in blocking enforcement of the Ecuador judgment.     Read more...

Lost In Translation: Justice for the Ecuadorian Villagers in Chevron's Retaliatory RICO Trial

8 January 2014 | The Huffington Post

In the opening of his final brief on behalf of the Ecuadorians, Julio Gomez aptly wrote: "The United States courts have failed the Ecuadorian Amazon communities." Within the next two months Kaplan is expected to issue his opinion. In the eyes of the Ecuadorians that is all it will be - his opinion and, an arrogant one, at that.     Read more...