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CHEVRON CASE – NEW HEARING IN CANADA

On the 17th and 18th of April it will take place a new hearing which will face the Ecuadorian people against the oil company Chevron in Canada. Guillermo Grefa, member of the Kichwa indigenous community of Rumipamba (Orellana) and Jaime Vargas, president of the CONAIE (Ecuadorian Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities) will participate on behalf of…

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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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UN BINDING TREATY: COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS ALERT TO A BLOCK

Geneva, October 27 – More than 200 delegates from more than 80 countries representing social movements, trade unions, and global civil society,(1) including communities affected by the human rights violations of transnational corporations are actively involved this week in the third session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group for the elaboration of an International Legally…

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