Posts Tagged with "Amazon Watch"

Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

An “anti-public service” message from Donny Rico (originally published by Amazon Watch) Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut. Corporations are the top of the food [...]

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Scraping Off The Greenwash: Chevron Gets Jammed

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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Scraping Off The Greenwash: Chevron Gets Jammed

Remember last year when we teamed up with the Yes Men and Amazon Watch to totally punk Chevron’s bogus “We Agree” greenwash campaign? And then hundreds of you got in on the action by making hilarious spoof posters? Yeah, that was awesome. Well, in honor of RAN’s big annual bash, Revel, the Yes Men put [...]

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The Yes Men Get Serious: Hijinx, Revolution and a Man Named Alessio Rastani

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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The Yes Men Get Serious: Hijinx, Revolution and a Man Named Alessio Rastani

Oh, The Yes Men. Whether it’s appearing on network television as a Fortune 500 industrial polluter, sending out a false press release (or three), or successfully representing Exxon at a major industry conference, The Yes Men are always hard at work, fearlessly “impersonating corporate criminals in order to humiliate them.” Now, with the new Yes [...]

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Chevron PR Hack Accidentally Reveals Chevron’s Dirty Dealings In Ecuador

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Chevron PR Hack Accidentally Reveals Chevron’s Dirty Dealings In Ecuador

Chevron PR spokesman Kent Robertson’s constant efforts to spin court proceedings to fit his company’s twisted version of events in Ecuador may be about to blow up in his face in a big way. Perceiving a small victory for his obscenely profitable oil company over the Indigenous and rural Ecuadoreans seeking justice for the deliberate [...]

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Oil Company Takes Responsibility For Poisoning Poor People In Developing World, No Reports Of Flying Pigs

Thursday, August 4, 2011

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Oil Company Takes Responsibility For Poisoning Poor People In Developing World, No Reports Of Flying Pigs

Yesterday, hell did not freeze over. Pigs (or if you’re Italian, donkeys) were not seen flying through the air on gossamer wings. What did happen yesterday? A major oil company accepted responsibility for terrible oil contamination affecting poor villagers in a remote part of a developing country, promising to pay for remediation of the damage [...]

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Photo Essay from the Frontlines: Cultural & Environmental Destruction in the Ecuadorean Amazon

Monday, January 10, 2011

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Photo Essay from the Frontlines: Cultural & Environmental Destruction in the Ecuadorean Amazon

Matador Change recently published a  photo essay about Chevron’s legacy in Ecuador by Amazon Watch’s corporate campaigns director Mitch Anderson. Matador Change is the advocacy/altruism/social change part of the Matador Network, an online magazine devoted to travel and adventure. Check out the introduction to the photo essay and a few select photos, and then check [...]

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Historic Moment in Chevron-Ecuador Case: Judge Closes Evidence Phase, Ponders Ruling

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Historic Moment in Chevron-Ecuador Case: Judge Closes Evidence Phase, Ponders Ruling

This post originally appeared on Amazon Watch’s Chevron In Ecuador blog. Friday, December 17th was a momentous day in the long struggle of the people of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest region ravaged by oil giant Chevron, formerly Texaco. On Friday — more than 17 years since Ecuadoreans filed a lawsuit demanding cleanup of Texaco’s oil contamination [...]

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Designing For Good (Not Evil)

Friday, December 3, 2010

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When talking about activism and social change, design is not always one of the first words that come to mind. But maybe it should be. It is critical that we as designers understand the weight of our social impact. We have the power to communicate clear, accurate, useful messages that reach and inform millions—or we [...]

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Does Chevron Think We’re All Stupid?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Have you seen the way Big Oil has tried to rebrand itself since the BP oil disaster started six months ago? Each of the major oil companies wants us to believe it is the good oil company, the exception to the rule — not at all like BP. A few months ago, Shell launched its [...]

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Emergildo’s Story

Friday, March 5, 2010

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This past week, Emergildo Criollo, an Indigenous Ecuador leader of the Cofan people traveled 3,000 miles from his home in the Amazon rainforest to California. He came to California to share his story and ask for support in getting one of the world’s largest oil companies (Chevron) to clean up one of the largest environmental [...]

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