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Chevron Rejects Shareholder Demands to Explain Record Political Spending

29 May 2013 | IPS

Washington, DC – At an annual shareholder meeting held Wednesday, upper-level management for the oil conglomerate Chevron faced renewed questioning over its record-setting political contributions during last year's national election.     More »

Chevron Foes Target CEO Watson

29 May 2013 | SFGate

Critics often crash Chevron's annual shareholders meeting to demand that America's second-largest oil company change its ways. This year, they're also demanding that Chevron change its management.     More »

Activist Shareholders Want Chevron CEO Watson Fired

28 May 2013 | Forbes

A day before Chevron's shareholder meeting in San Ramon, CA, environmental groups and and activists gathered for a conference call in Oakland to demand the firing of John Watson, the company's chief executive.     More »

Servio Returns to Hand Watson a Pink Slip

20 May 2013 | Eye on the Amazon

Two years ago Ecuadorian farmer Servio Curipoma left his rainforest home and traveled thousands of miles to bring his story to the US. This month he returns to demand that John Watson resign from his dirty post as CEO of Chevron.     More »

Judge Lewis A. Kaplan Allowing Chevron to Use Secret Witnesses Against Ecuadorians and Donziger

Decision Compared to "Spanish Inquisition" and "Star Chamber"
17 May 2013 | The Chevron Pit

Judge Kaplan is now routinely entertaining Chevron motions to deny the Ecuadorians and Donziger the right to know the identities of witnesses the oil giant plans to use against them.     More »

Million Dollar Fee Denounced for Chevron Mediator Against Ecuador

15 May 2013 | Prensa Latina

Quito, Ecuador – The mediator that presided over the case against Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador charged nearly a million dollars in fees, reported the Andes agency today, citing the Cecilia Olivet report, "When Injustice is a Business."     More »

In Rare Occurrence, Chevron's CEO & Chair, John Watson, Will Be Deposed

14 May 2013 | The Chevron Pit

Stop the presses! Even though he has characterized every aspect of Ecuador – its people, culture, government and courts – as corrupt, dysfunctional or a joke, U.S. Judge Lewis Kaplan finally ruled in favor of a motion filed by a group of Ecuadorians and their U.S. legal adviser. The Ecuadorians may depose the oil giant's CEO and Chair, John Watson.       More »

NBC Nightly News Airs Segment on Indigenous Peoples' Fight in Ecuador

9 May 2013 | The Chevron Pit

NBC Nightly News' Ann Curry recently returned from Ecuador with this account of how impoverished indigenous groups in the Amazon rainforest are preparing to fight – literally and metaphorically – their government's efforts to explore for oil on their native, pristine lands.     More »

2,000 Lawyers Failed to Block Chevron CEO John Watson from Court Deposition on Ecuador Case

8 May 2013 | The Chevron Pit

After spending hundreds of millions of dollars for 2,000 lawyers and legal assistants to fight a group of impoverished Ecuadorian indigenous people in a historic oil contamination lawsuit, Chevron's CEO and Chairman of the Board John Watson will finally have to answer questions under oath about the environmental crimes committed by an oil company he recommended Chevron purchase.      More »

Chevron CEO Can't Avoid Questioning in Ecuador Fraud Case

7 May 2013 | Bloomberg

Chevron lost a bid to stop Chief Executive Officer John Watson from being questioned by the attorney the company is suing over claims he committed fraud to win a $19 billion verdict in a pollution case in Ecuador.     More »