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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 »

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 »

Interview with Steven Donziger, Lou Dematteis and Paul Paz y Miño

24 March 2014 | KPFA

KPFA Radio interview by Nina Serrano with human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, photographer Lou Dematteis and Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch about the latest developments in the Chevron-Ecuador case and Chevron's RICO retaliatory attacks on Ecuadorian communities and their allies.     More »

Contested Tales of Life in Ecuador's Indigenous Oil-Rich Oriente Region

18 March 2014 | Courthouse News Service

The story of 78-year-old Manuel Salinas has been one of the most visible, heartbreaking and contested tales of the life in the oil-producing region of Ecuador's Oriente region.     More »

In the Chevron Court Case, Ordinary Ecuadorians' Voices Don't Seem to Count

Chevron is reluctant to give ground to the people affected by the dumping of toxic waste. But they're not going to stop fighting for compensation.
18 March 2014 | The Guardian

The Chevron case is something of a parable in two ways: first, it is a lesson about the incandescent response of multinational corporations to any questioning of them; second, it's a reminder how little the voices of campesinos (peasant farmers) and indigenous people in Latin America seem to count in the eyes of the companies that want to make use of their land.     More »