Posts Tagged with "Trial"

RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Monday, March 7, 2011

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Last Thursday, a federal jury in Salt Lake City, Utah convicted activist Tim DeChristopher of two felony counts for disrupting the auction of more than 100,000 acres of federal land that was being sold off by the Bush Administration for oil and gas drilling in 2008. Tim’s act of civil disobedience has been widely heralded [...]

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The Countdown to a Verdict in Ecuador Has Begun

Monday, January 24, 2011

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The Countdown to a Verdict in Ecuador Has Begun

The plaintiffs have submitted their final arguments — known as an “alegato” in Spanish — to the court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, citing the “overwhelming” evidence of Chevron’s culpability for oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon and the impacts of that pollution on human health and the environment. The evidence was not entirely collected by [...]

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Forget the Black Gold, Just Clean Water Please

Monday, October 5, 2009

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I’m sitting opposite the ‘Hotel Black Gold’ as the sun goes down over Lago Agrio and the streets start to hum with evening traffic, people returning home from work and families out walking together. It’s hard to believe that just a few short hours ago this street was filled with hundreds of indigenous people and [...]

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