Street Beat: Chevron Shareholder Meeting Draws Critics from Frontline Communities

Free Speech Radio News
28 May 2015

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About 100 people including members of environmental and human rights’ groups and representatives from frontline communities in Ecuador, Nigeria, and the San Francisco Bay Area demonstrated Wednesday in front of Chevron’s annual shareholders meeting at its world headquarters in San Ramon, California. The group held signs saying, “Corporations are not people; money is not speech,” and “Chevron, pay your 9.5 billion” in reference to a court-ordered settlement for pollution in Ecuador that was later challenged by Chevron. A few members of the group went inside the shareholder to present resolutions to the shareholders and to ask questions of Chevron’s Chairman and CEO, John Watson during the question and answer period. Carla West spoke with some of the demonstrators outside for the meeting and files this edition of Street Beat.