September 21, 2018

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Activism is the doctrine or practice of vigorous action including direct-action campaigns, (writing letters to newspapers and politicians), demonstrations, boycotts, rallies, marches, strikes, and in some cases, guerilla protest tactics, as a means of achieving political, cultural, and social change.


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Victory for Rainforest Communities Over Chevron as Ecuador Government Vows to Fight “Illegal” Private Arbitral Award

Published: Sep 19, 2018 – 02:33 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador, Sep. 19 /CSRwire/ - Rainforest communities in Ecuador who won a landmark $12 billion environmental judgment against Chevron earned a big victory this week when their country's Attorney General announced he would seek nullification of an "illegal" arbitral order obtained by...

Town Hall Examines ‘Brands Taking Stands’ Phenomenon – A Movement or a Moment?

Published: Sep 17, 2018 – 08:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 17 /CSRwire/ - Athletes, chefs, and CEOs are among those speaking out on environmental, social, and political issues, prompting a 3BL Media Town Hall sponsored by MSL that will examine whether the Brands Taking StandsTM phenomenon is a movement or...

Global Conference on Indigenous Solutions for Environmental Challenges Set for November in Canada

Published: Sep 14, 2018 – 12:24 PM EST

CALGARY, Canada, Sep. 14 /CSRwire/ - A major international conference focused on indigenous legal principles, the environment, and the landmark $12 billion pollution judgment won by rainforest communities in Ecuador against Chevron is scheduled to take placeNovember 10-12 in Banff, Canada. The conference...

Chevron Facing Furious Backlash for Using Secret Court to Violate Ecuador Pollution Judgment, Say Ecuadorians

Published: Sep 10, 2018 – 02:30 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador, Sep. 10 /CSRwire/ - Chevron CEO Michael Wirth is facing a furious backlash from civil society and allegations of racism after his company used a secret trade arbitration court run by private lawyers to try to attack Indigenous peoples and farmer...

Ecuador Indigenous Leaders Criticize Secret Trade Arbitrators For Interference With $12b Chevron Pollution Judgment

Published: Sep 07, 2018 – 02:27 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador, Sep. 07 /CSRwire/ - Indigenous leaders and rainforest communities in Ecuador's Amazon today criticized a secret panel of three private trade arbitrators for trying to interfere with the enforcement of their $12 billion pollution judgment against Chevron in Canadian courts under...

Donziger: Chevron’s SLAPP Attack On Ecuador Judgment A Symbol of New Corporate Harassment Lawsuits

Published: Sep 05, 2018 – 12:33 PM EST

NEW YORK, Sep. 05 /CSRwire/ - On the eve of protest in three cities against SLAPP-style harassment lawsuits, the main target of what has become known as the "Mother of All SLAPP Attacks" discussed the new corporate playbook for using courts to silence...

In SLAPP Attack, Chevron Trying to Intimidate Citizens Who Challenged Company Over Massive Pollution In Amazon

Published: Aug 31, 2018 – 09:42 AM EST

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /CSRwire/ - Unable to extinguish a $12b liability won by Ecuadorian rainforest communities, Chevron and its law firm Gibson Dunn have issued a new subpoena in the U.S. that seeks emails from 57 supporters of the Ecuadorians in what...

Corporate Activism Is Focus of Research Study by 3BL Media, GlobeScan

Published: Aug 23, 2018 – 10:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 23 /CSRwire/ - 3BL Media, the world's leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations, has partnered with the independent research consultancy GlobeScan to conduct the first Brands Taking Stands research study. Please click here to begin the survey.Corporate responsibility and sustainability...

Chevron Seeks Partial “Gag Order” to Silence Prominent U.S. Attorney Donziger Over Ecuador Pollution Judgment

Published: Aug 22, 2018 – 12:31 PM EST

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 /CSRwire/ - Chevron has stepped up its attacks on prominent corporate accountability attorney Steven Donziger by seeking a partial gag order designed to silence criticism of the company's retaliation campaign after it was found to have dumped billions of...

Report Shows Chevron Lawyers at Gibson Dunn Falsified Evidence to Target Steven Donziger in Ecuador Pollution Case

Published: Aug 15, 2018 – 12:48 PM EST

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 /CSRwire/ - The New York bar's unprecedented attempt to suspend prominent corporate accountability attorney Steven Donziger without a hearing after he helped Ecuadorian Indigenous peoples win a $9.5 billion environmental judgment against Chevron is based on false testimony from...

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