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Affected Communities March Against Chevron Corruption in Ecuador

As Chevron CEO Retires, Plaintiffs "Bury" His Legacy
5 October 2009 | Amazon Watch

Over 400 people from indigenous and farming communities around Lago Agrio, Ecuador, marched to a toxic dump site today to protest Chevron's on-going attempts to derail the $27 billion lawsuit that will soon come to a close after more than 16 years of courtroom struggle.     More »

Chevron CEO’s Legacy Marred by Mishandling of Ecuador Environmental Crisis

Failure to Properly Vet Texaco for Liability Likely Drove O’Reilly to Retire Early, Say Amazonian Communities
September 30 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

David O’Reilly’s surprise early retirement as CEO of Chevron comes at a time he was under increasing pressure from shareholders and the media over an environmental liability in Ecuador that could eat up roughly 20% of the market value of the company and has caused a wave of negative publicity and scrutiny from Wall Street analysts and a potential criminal investigation by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.      More »

Trudie Styler Personally Invites 6000 Chevron Employees to CRUDE

CRUDE Documentary to Premiere in Chevron’s Backyard
25 September 2009 | Amazon Watch

CRUDE, the acclaimed and controversial documentary chronicling the $27 billion lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador, opens in San Francisco, Chevron’s backyard, this Friday. In advance of the premiere, today prominent human rights activist featured in CRUDE, Trudie Styler, has extended a personal invitation to all 6,000 Bay Area Chevron employees to attend a screening of the film for free.     More »

Chevron’s Recent Setbacks In U.S. Courts Forced Its Hand On Arbitration Claim, Lawyers Say

Latest Move to Avoid $27 Billion Environmental Liability Contains Risks for Oil Giant
24 September 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron’s filing of an arbitration claim against Ecuador’s government over a potential $27.3 billion environmental liability in Ecuador can best be explained by an embarrassing string of legal defeats the company has suffered in U.S. and Ecuadorian courts on several of the same issues the company will bring before the arbitration panel, lawyers for the Amazonian communities said today.      More »

The Hollywood Premiere of CRUDE a Huge Hit

Sean Penn, Isla Fisher, Stuart Townsend, Q’orianka Kilcher, Armand Assante, Billy Wirth, Rosanna Arquette Among Dozens of Celebrities Who Turn Up to Support Amazon Watch’s Screening of CRUDE Chevron’s Fears Grow as Documentary Shines Spotlight on $27 Billion Lawsuit
18 September 2009 | Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch hosted the Hollywood premiere of CRUDE, an inspiring new film about Chevron’s $27 billion lawsuit, by award-winning filmmaker, Joe Berlinger.     More »

Chevron Helps Hire Two Criminal Defense Attorneys In Ecuador Bribery Scheme

Oil Giant Trying to Block Investigation of Its Own Role in Doctoring Videos and Facilitating Misconduct,
Says Amazon Defense Coalition

15 September 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron has arranged for two prominent criminal defense attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area to represent the men who secretly videotaped a purported bribery scheme in Ecuador, apparently to block an investigation to determine the company's own role in orchestrating the incident to disrupt a trial where Chevron faces a $27 billion liability.     More »

Chevron Fears CRUDE’s Box Office Succes

Chevron’s Board of Directors Urged to Investigate Management’s Role in the Attempted Bribery Scheme
September 15 2009 | Amazon Watch

CRUDE, the new documentary about the $27 billion lawsuit against Chevron opened in New York last week with the highest grossing film per-screen in the US. The film’s success and high profile has provoked increasingly desperate tactics from Chevron, including the release of a purported bribery scandal video in an attempt to confuse the public and delay the legal proceedings in the 16-year trial.     More »

Crude Filmmaker Responds to Chevron’s Attacks on Acclaimed New Documentary

Chevron Becomes More Defensive as theaters fill up for "Crude"
11 September 2009

In the September 9 Reuters news story “Is Chevron Scared of ‘Crude’ The Movie?”, Chevron spokesperson Kent Robertson criticizes the award-winning new film Crude on the day of its theatrical premiere, calling it “long on emotion and short on facts.” Crude director Joe Berlinger responds to the allegations:     More »

American Businessman Wayne Hansen Has Ties to Chevron in Bribery Scheme, Investigation Finds

New Information Contradicts Earlier Claim by Oil Giant As Questions Grow About Chevron's Own Role
9 September 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – Three leading female environmental and human rights advocates – Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Trudie Styler, co-founder of the Rainforest Foundation with husband Sting, and Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights – have issued independent calls for Chevron to clean up the company's Ecuador environmental disaster on the eve of a court judgment where the oil giant faces a potential $27 billion liability.     More »

LA Times Editorial Calls For Investigation Into Chevron’s Release Of Its “Sting” Videotapes

September 7 2009 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In an editorial this Saturday, the Los Angeles Times called for an investigation into Chevron’s production and release of its "sting" videotapes that seek to derail a $27 billion lawsuit brought against the company for oil contamination in the Ecuadorian rainforest.     More »