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txim_asawl 05-13-2011 03:42 AM

Chevron in Ecuador: A Defining Moment (Amazon Watch News)
 
In just under two weeks at Chevron's annual shareholders meeting, the oil giant's leadership will face tough questions from shareholders, the media, and the public now that the company has finally been found guilty of massive contamination in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Chevron's executives will also have to face the Ecuadorians themselves.

Please watch and share this new video Chevron in Ecuador: A Defining Moment, powerfully narrated by Peter Coyote:

Make sure you also join our Stop Chevron: Defend the Amazon Cause!

The communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon have fought tirelessly to demand Chevron take responsibility for its toxic legacy. With a court verdict in their favor, they now need our help to ensure Chevron isn’t able to use its political influence and seemingly endless resources to avoid paying for the cleanup, clean water and healthcare facilities the communities so desperately need.

Next week, three courageous Ecuadorian indigenous and community leaders will travel on behalf of more than 30,000 affected people to New York, Washington DC, and finally to Chevron's backyard in the San Francisco Bay Area to demand the company satisfy the judgment. Amazon Watch and our friends at Rainforest Action Network will be supporting them as we meet with reporters, lawmakers, shareholders, institutional investors, and supporters. Our job is to amplify their voices and continue building support for their effort to bring Chevron to justice, and we need your help.

Stay tuned – these leaders have opened their lives to us, asking us to help share touching personal stories with you through video, on our blog, Twitter and Facebook. They’re eager to keep you posted during every step of the way on their trip across the U.S. through an exciting new feature on Causes.

Together we can achieve justice and reach a historic milestone for corporate accountability that will benefit us all.

For justice in Ecuador,

Han Shan
Coordinator, Clean Up Ecuador Campaign

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~*Txim Asawl*~

txim_asawl 06-10-2011 03:36 AM

Recent Amazon Watch news on the Chevron shareholders meeting:

"I want to remind you that our fight in Ecuador is for life and for justice,"

Secoya indigenous leader Humberto Piaguaje told Chevron management and shareholders on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadorians whose Amazon home has been destroyed by the company. Along with Amazon Watch and dozens of other courageous activists and allies, he journeyed thousands of miles to the company's annual meeting to demand that Chevron be held accountable for all of its destruction, from the Amazon to Richmond, CA.

Humberto's words resonate with me as I think about our campaigns and our work in the last month. They are for life and justice, for corporate accountability, indigenous rights and for the future of the Amazon and our global climate. While we recently celebrated momentous victories across campaigns for corporate accountability in our work around a string of annual shareholder meetings, we'll have to use this new vigor to keep up such pressure and to ramp up the fight in Brazil, where the government has just green-lighted an installation license for the Belo Monte Dam. The struggle continues and it needs your support!

For life, for justice.

Leila Salazar-Lopez
Program Director

And:

Amazon Watch and RAN Demand Justice from High Above the Bay

Bold activists from Amazon Watch and Rainforest Action Network rappelled from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area to hang a 50-foot banner demanding justice for Chevron's crimes in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The banner, which read "Chevron Guilty: Clean Up the Amazon", brought attention to the recent Ecuadorian court ruling that found Chevron guilty of its contamination and liable for up to $18 billion.

Wiggling bare toes,

~*Txim Asawl*~

tm20 06-10-2011 06:38 AM

i watched the latest video from Amazon atch where the farmer gave his thankyou message. i have a feeling the Chevron people dont give a shiit

Human No More 06-11-2011 12:31 PM

...I really hope they don't get away with this. People need to know what's happening.


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