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  • The unnecessary truth: reflections on what wasn’t told in the Chevron Ecuador RICO case

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    April 16, 2014—  The following article is by EarthRights International (ERI) staff attorney Marissa Vahlsing, cross-posted from ERI’s blog where it was originally posted April 15, 2014. Last November, Marissa took a leave of absence from ERI to volunteer on the Chevron v. Donziger trial in support of the Ecuadorian defendants.  These are her thoughts from the case.  Lago Agrio, Ecuador: It is ... Read more
  • Trudie Styler on Seeking Justice in Ecuador

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    March 5, 2014—  Along with her husband Sting, Trudie Styler founded the Rainforest Fund 25 years ago, and as a longtime advocate for the rights of the indigenous communities of the Amazon, she has supported the legal efforts to hold Chevron accountable for its human rights and environmental abuses in Ecuador. Today, Trudie posted a powerful article on Huffington ... Read more
  • Paul Barrett & Business Week agree: Chevron’s lawyers may not even believe their own arguments

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    February 20, 2014—  Below is a short, must-read piece from Marco Simons, Legal Director of Washington DC-based EarthRights International (ERI), a “nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment,” as ERI’s mission states. For nearly twenty years, ERI has provided legal support for oppressed and ... Read more
  • Chevron: “Let Them Eat Pizza!”

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    February 20, 2014—  Originally posted on Amazon Watch’s Eye on the Amazon blog. By Paul Paz y Miño. Would people really offer a coupon for a free pizza and soda to families who just had a gas well blow up in their community, killing a worker and burning for days? People did. In a move that would make Montgomery Burns ... Read more
  • How Chevron Might Have A Lawsuit Against Its Own Law Firm for Blowing the RICO Case

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    February 13, 2014—  Chevron’s “Dream Team” at the Gibson Dunn law firm has yet to come up with an explanation for its monumental mistake last week in undermining the company’s RICO case against Ecuadorian villagers and their lawyers. Chevron’s team leader at Gibson Dunn, partner Randy Mastro, usually loves spinning to the media.  But even he has gone ... Read more