Posts Tagged with "Nigeria"

Why Everyone Should Be Mad About Today’s Chevron Shareholder Meeting

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Why Everyone Should Be Mad About Today’s Chevron Shareholder Meeting

I’ve been working on the Change Chevron campaign full-time for almost two years now, and I have to say: Today’s Chevron shareholder meeting perfectly encapsulates everything that is deeply wrong with the way the company does business. I’ll elaborate in a second, but first let me say something very clearly: Chevron is racist. Man, feels [...]

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Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be at Chevron

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be at Chevron

This morning, some of the most powerful global voices calling for environmental justice gathered in our office for a press conference to tell the world why they’re attending Chevron’s shareholder meeting tomorrow in San Ramon. Labor and community leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Angola, California and Texas revealed the true cost of Chevron’s operations in [...]

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Epic Greenwashing From Chevron

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Epic Greenwashing From Chevron

Once again, Chevron has released its “Corporate Responsibility Report” with a straight face. (Here’s our post about last year’s report.) In this post, Amazon Watch’s Robert Collier exposes the irresponsible corporate abuses Chevron conveniently leaves out. Apparently believing that no outright whopper can’t be repeated again and again, Chevron has issued a report bragging about [...]

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Warrant Issued For Chevron, Global Corporate Criminal, And CEO John Watson

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Warrant Issued For Chevron, Global Corporate Criminal, And CEO John Watson

We served an arrest warrant for Chevron CEO John Watson today. Brazilian prosecutors have issued criminal charges against Chevron and several of its employees, including the chief executive of Chevron’s Brazil unit, in response to the company’s November 2011 oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. It’s refreshing, to say the least, to [...]

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If Corporations Are “People,” The Supreme Court Should At Least Hold Them Accountable For Crimes They Commit

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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If Corporations Are “People,” The Supreme Court Should At Least Hold Them Accountable For Crimes They Commit

Any time I discuss corporate “personhood” in this post, please assume there are quotes around personhood. The idea is patently absurd, and any time I seem to tacitly accept the idea it’s only for argument’s sake. Let’s say a corporation was convicted of a crime: Would it have to serve jail time? The notion that [...]

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Why Environmentalists Should Stand With Accused Whistleblower US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Why Environmentalists Should Stand With Accused Whistleblower US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning

  if you had free reign over classified networks for long periods of time… … and you saw incredible things, awful things… things that belonged in the public domain, and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington DC… what would you do?  … say… a database of half a million events [...]

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Why Would Anyone Want To Work For Chevron?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Why Would Anyone Want To Work For Chevron?

Ahead of President Obama’s big jobs speech tonight, Chevron CEO John Watson says that Obama shouldn’t call for ending the $4 billion in taxpayer handouts Big Oil receives in order to use that money to create jobs. Instead, Watson suggested, Obama should end EPA regulations aimed at keeping his industry from destroying the planet. Presumably [...]

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Breaking: “Ethical Oil” Campaign Uses Stolen, Faked Photos

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Breaking: “Ethical Oil” Campaign Uses Stolen, Faked Photos

Canadian Conservative acolyte Alykhan Velshi made headlines last month with a set of bombastic ads contrasting the virtues of Canada’s “ethical oil” with the evils of “conflict oil countries.” Leading political heavyweights — including Environment Minister Peter Kent — have also adopted the mantra. But a look behind the latest “ethical oil” campaign raises a [...]

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In Case You Were Wondering: Yes, Chevron Still Thinks We’re All Stupid

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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In Case You Were Wondering: Yes, Chevron Still Thinks We’re All Stupid

Chevron’s attempts to greenwash its image while doing nothing to take responsibility for its environmental and human rights abuses around the globe continue unabated. So we decided to re-launch ChevronThinksWereStupid.org last week to provide concerned citizens like you with a fun and engaging platform to call out Chevron’s misleading PR campaigns. At virtually the same [...]

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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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