July 22, 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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Legal Community “Shocked” by NY Bar Decision to Suspend Renowned Attorney Without a Hearing After He Helped Win Pollution Judgment Against Chevron

Published: Jul 18, 2018 – 10:50 AM EST

NEW YORK, Jul. 18 /CSRwire/ - A New York state appellate court has taken the highly unusual step of suspending the law license of renowned corporate accountability attorney Steven Donziger without a hearing, leading to "shock" among lawyers who have followed his long-running...

Chevron Suffers Major 8-0 Defeat in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court Over Landmark Pollution Judgment

Published: Jul 11, 2018 – 10:32 AM EST

QUITO, Ecuador, Jul. 11 /CSRwire/ - In a resounding defeat for Chevron in a landmark pollution case, Ecuador's Constitutional Court in a unanimous 8-0 decision rejected the oil major's final appeal of a $9.5 billion pollution judgment that found the company deliberately dumped...

Chevron Trying to Orchestrate Disbarment of Attorney Who Won Large Pollution Case; Claims “Threat to the Public Order”

Published: Jul 10, 2018 – 02:20 PM EST

NEW YORK, Jul. 10 /CSRwire/ - After years of litigation over its massive pollution problem in Ecuador, Chevron has now orchestrated the suspension of human rights lawyer Steven R. Donziger without a hearing on the grounds that he represents "a threat to the...

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education Name Grand Prize Winner of Operation Prevention Video Challenge

Published: Jun 14, 2018 – 11:47 AM EST

Washington, D.C., Jun. 14 /CSRwire/ - The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education awarded Porter Christensen of Pine View High School in Utah (Washington County School District), the grand prize for the annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge....

Chevron Shareholders Slam CEO Mike Wirth Over $12B Ecuador Pollution Disaster At Annual Meeting

Published: May 30, 2018 – 05:10 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 30 /CSRwire/ - Several Chevron shareholders and environmental activists pressed hard against Chevron CEO Mike Wirth today at the company's annual meeting, with one accusing the company of "killing off Indigenous peoples" via neglect by failing to pay a...

Avaaz Targeting Chevron Over $12b Ecuador Pollution Disaster on Eve of Shareholder Meeting; 700,000 Sign Petition

Published: May 29, 2018 – 03:03 PM EST

NEW YORK, May 29 /CSRwire/ - Avaaz, the world's largest on-line activist political network, has targeted Chevron with a "Justice for Amazon Chernobyl" campaign designed to force company CEO Mike Wirth to pay the $12 billion Ecuador pollution liability that has caused a...

Donziger: Chevron Constructing “Fortress of Deceit” to Hide $12b Pollution Liability on Eve of Shareholder Meeting

Published: May 29, 2018 – 12:12 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. , May 29 /CSRwire/ - With pressure mounting from shareholders and the world's leading on-line activist group over a $12b Ecuador pollution disaster, Chevron's management team is trying to erect a "fortress of lies and deceit" in advance of the...

International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations Joins Fight the Fakes as 36th Partner

Published: May 24, 2018 – 06:00 AM EST

MIAMI, May 24 /CSRwire/ - Fight the Fakes is proud to announce that the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO) is joining as the campaign's 36th partner. By signing up to join Fight the Fakes, IAPO will support awareness raising about fake medicines...

Greenpeace Founder Blasts Chevron and U.S. Judge Kaplan for “Intimidation” Campaign Against Ecuadorian Villagers

Published: May 17, 2018 – 12:09 PM EST

NEW YORK, May 17 /CSRwire/ - Greenpeace co-founder and writer Rex Weyler has published an expose of a SLAPP-style intimidation campaign orchestrated by Chevron and U.S. trial judge Lewis A. Kaplan against Indigenous peoples of Ecuador and an American lawyer, who helped win...

Chevron Attacked at U.N. for Poisoning Indigenous Lands in Ecuador’s Rainforest; Shareholders Pressure CEO Wirth

Published: May 04, 2018 – 12:44 PM EST

NEW YORK, May 04 /CSRwire/ - A prominent Canadian Indigenous leader and lawyer, Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, has issued a blistering critique of Chevron in a United Nations speech for poisoning ancestral lands in the Amazon rainforest and engaging in "countless violations" of...

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