Category Archive for: Our Voice

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 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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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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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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PUBLIC FORUM: PLUSPETROL PERU AND CHEVRON ECUADOR

Transnational Institute Public Forum 24 noviembre 2015 Pluspetrol Peru and Chevron Ecuador. Impacts on indigenous communities and avenues for access to remedy and justice. The oil and gas industry ranks among the most lucrative business in the world and therefore has great economic and political influence. The extraction of the oil and gas has devastating…

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