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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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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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OPEN LETTER TO THE XLVII GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS): “STRENGTHENING DIALOGUE AND CONCERTATION FOR PROSPERITY”

Cancun, Mexico, June 19 to 21, 2017.- As organizations of civil society who work on the frontlines for the defense and promotion of human rights on the continent, we are concerned about a the nomination of Douglass Cassel as a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (from here on, the IACHR). While we…

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RESOLUTIONS IN FAVOR OF THE ECUADORIAN PLAINTIFFS SUPPORTED BY MORE THAN 30% OF CHEVRON STOCKHOLDERS

Quito, May 31st, 2017.- In the Chevron Corp. Annual Meeting of Stockholders, held today in Midland Texas, the stockholders voted in favor of three resolutions proposed to produce changes in the politics of the company regarding the environmental trial won by indigenous and rural Ecuadorians united in the Union of People Affected by Texaco, UDAPT.…

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LETTER TO CHEVRON SHAREHOLDERS-PENSION FUNDS

 

CALL TO THE NATIONAL SWISS BANK TO USE ITS PROXYVOTES AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF CHEVRON CORPORATION MAY 31, 2017 TO DEFEND THE RESPECT OF HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS

We, the undersigned organizations and institutions of civil society, call upon the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to support – through its voting rights at the Annual Meeting of Chevron on May 31, 2017 Chevron in the United States – the stockholders’ proposals in the perspective of mitigating climate change and for the respect for human…

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERATION OF ONTARIO SECONDARY TEACHERS TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA

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