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Stages of the Chevron Case

On November 3, 1993, 75 people, including settler-farmers and indigenous people of the Cofan, Secoya and Kichwa nationalities from the Orellana and Sucumbios provinces, filed a class-action lawsuit against the oil company Texaco in the Southern District Court of New York. They accused the company of polluting the environment and affecting public health due to…

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For women’s lives: get out, transnationals!

We, women gathered here – peasants, riverine women, extractivists, indigenous women, quilombolas, landless women and women affected by dams and mega-projects – have been daily denouncing – through worldwide actions, and especially on March 8 – about the extreme gravity of the situation of the violation of our rights. We denounce the overexploitation of our…

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Ontario Court gives a Green Light to continue there the Chevron Case

The Court of Appeal for Ontario decides against Chevron’s million dollar demand for security – a Chevron tactic to derail the plaintiffs’ litigation Quito, 31st of October 2017.- The decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario gives Ecuadorians the opportunity to continue their legal action to enforce the judgement against Chevron Corporation without providing…

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THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CHEVRON DISTRUST THE BRAZILIAN JUSTICE SYSTEM AND ANNOUNCE THE WITHDRAWAL OF THEIR ENFORCEMENT ACTION IN THE COUNTRY

September 20, 2017. –The Union of People Affected by Chevron-Texaco (UDAPT) report that it has decided to withdraw their Exequatur action, which has sought to enforce the Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron, in Brazil. During a press conference led by the leaders of UDAPT, the Executive Coordinator of the association Willian Lucitante explained that the decision…

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THE ECUADORIAN GOVERNMENT THREATS TO NEGOTIATE WITH CHEVRON ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE AFFECTED

The people affected by Chevron adopt legal actions to preserve the case. They inform that Lenín Moreno cannot interfere with justice and negotiate a private judgement. They emphasize that this lawsuit has passed eight Administrations. Quito, September 18, 2017.- The Union of People Affected by Texaco in Ecuador (UDAPT), insists that the Ecuadorian Government does…

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THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CHEVRON HOPE THAT THE OIL COMPANY’S NEW CEO WILL BRING ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT TO AN END

Quito, August 23, 2017.- With the resignation of Chevron Corp. CEO John Watson, the Executive Coordinator of the Union of the People Affected by Chevron-Texaco (UDAPT) in Ecuador William Lucitante has expressed his hope that Watson’s successor will act responsibly and put an end to the human rights conflict. The oil company has been sentenced…

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Invisible harms, invisible profits: a theory of the incentive to contaminate

  A partir de una investigación realizada en la Amazonía ecuatoriana, este artículo busca reelaborar el problema de la contaminación industrial. Las teorías críticas sobre el tema de la contaminación la entienden como un efecto secundario de un problema más grande del sistema capitalista. Esas teorías explican la omnipresencia del problema, a través de: (1)…

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EUROPEAN PARLAMENTARIANS ASCERTAIN THE DAMAGES CAUSED IN THE ECUADORIAN AMAZON FOREST.

Quito, July 12, 2017 – A delegation of the European Parliament made up of Helmut Scholz and Lola Sánchez Caldentey, members of the GUE/NGL political group (Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left) will be in Ecuador between the 17 and 21 of July. The aim of this visit is to verify the…

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CHEVRON IS A BAD REFERENCE FAILS IN ATTEMPT TO CO-OPT HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION

Quito, June 22nd, 2017.- The Organization of American States (OAS) stops Chevron from capturing a seat on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) by not electing Douglass Cassel as member.  The decision of the OAS was the result of the protest presented to OAS members via an open letter promoted by the Union of…

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ACTIONS TO COLLECT FROM CHEVRON ARE NOT DETAINED

The legal processes to collect from the oil company Chevron in Canada, Brazil and Argentina do not suffer any setbacks caused by the decision by the United States Supreme Court, emitted Monday, June 19th. Quito, June 19th, 2017.- The Union of People Affected by Texaco (UDAPT) announced that the ruling issued by the Supreme Court,…

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