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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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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...

New York Bar “Referee” in Chevron Pollution Case Quits After Disclosure He Helped Union Carbide Escape Liability in India’s Bhopal Disaster

Published: Aug 02, 2018 – 12:55 PM EST

NEW YORK, Aug. 02 /CSRwire/ - Paul Doyle, a corporate lawyer appointed by the New York bar to recommend possible discipline of prominent human rights defender Steven Donziger - the lawyer who helped Ecuadorian Indigenous peoples win a landmark $9.5 billion pollution judgment...

Wall Street Journal Censors Letter Defending Prominent U.S. Attorney Who Won $9.5b Judgment Against Chevron

Published: Jul 30, 2018 – 03:19 PM EST

NEW YORK, Jul. 30 /CSRwire/ - Top-level editors at the Wall Street Journal have ordered the removal of a letter to the editor that was slated to run July 23 defending prominent corporate accountability attorney Steven Donziger after he was attacked for winning...

Support Growing for Prominent U.S. Attorney Who Took on Chevron and Was Deemed “Threat to Public Order” by State Bar Officials

Published: Jul 25, 2018 – 12:47 PM EST

NEW YORK, Jul. 25 /CSRwire/ - Support is growing from across the United States and Ecuador for prominent corporate accountability attorney Steven Donziger following the "shocking" decision of the New York bar to suspend him as a "immediate threat to the public order"...

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