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If you liked B.P.'s oil spill, you'll love Chevron's Genocide in Ecuador

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posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 05:11 AM
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I say again to the person on this thread that sides with Chevron against the Native victims in Ecuador. Shame on you. And Genocide is too kind a word to describe what Chevron/Texaco did in Ecuador. There are 300 survivors of the Sacha sur tribe where once were 15 thousand. what percentage is left? Less that 2% When an entire ethnic group is wiped off the face of the planet what do YOU call it? Are the natives expendable? Disposable? Forgetable? They are the collateral damage in a toxic oil disaster that is 30 times larger than Exxon Valdez, far larger and more lethal that the British Petroleum spill. It is a fact. More than that, their Zion, their Isreal is gone too. They say in Ecuador. God is dead and paradise is ashes.What do you say tp them that say that?

Chevron admits to the entire 700 billion gallon disaster. They claim that they cleaned it up. In order to believe that you also have to believe this:The natives bought a 700 billion gallon toxic disaster. Where did the natives get the new 700 billion gallon toxic disaster that they dumped on top of themselves. As you said, crude is expensive! How did the natives buy it and dump it on top of themselves so that they could lose their loved ones to oil related deaths? So that they could sue Chevron for a clean up? The propaganda is putrid, ludicrous and has no standing on any court in the world which is why Chevron fought for 12 years to have the case moved to Ecuador. They would have gone to prison for doing what they did in the United States. Why does Chevron hate the Beloved president of Ecuador? He went to visit the victims once.

Right now in Ecuador children are holding up pictures of their dead siblings screaming in Spanish "We want to live!" "We want to live!" Want to call them LIARS?

The lawyer on the case? Pablo Fajardo is an indiginous man who was educated with the help of the Church. He won CNN heroes award, the Goldman award and probably next, the nobel peace prize for his efforts in representing the Natives against chevron in Ecuador. His brother was tortured and murdered days before testifying against Chevron. Who do you think killed Pablo's brother?

Chevron NEVER denies the 700 billion gallon toxic disaster or blames anyone else for it. They just say there is no proof that their 700 billion gallon toxic disaster hurt anyone. Experts say otherwise. But I guess the person on this thread can post some first hand proof that all the scientists are wrong. Since they are calling the millions of people that have died at Chevron's hands LIARS. Call me and my father liars while you are at it. AND every link I posted above from people that have BEEN to Ecuador.

Tell your boss this: Shame on you Chevron.




posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 10:24 AM
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What ever neither one of you knows the absolute truth either, you are just going by hearsay.

Like I have said many times before the natives are just going after the easiest target, not necessarily the right one.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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Cancer, The difference between you and I on this thread is that you are relying on the accuracy of Chevron propaganda. Not only was my father orphaned in Ecuador, he was adopted by a Texaco contractor. In addition to the many first-hand links I've provided you with, I WENT to Ecuador. Allow my to be your eyes in Ecuador. The victims are NOT looking for a pay day. No amount of money can replace all of the lost family members that Chevron took from them. No amount of money can replenish the Amazon region, (their holy land) where Chevron left a 700 billion gallon toxic disaster. I provided you with a link to my review of LACSA airlines who flies to Ecuador for reasonable prices every day. I'd love to know what you think of my review. After you've read it perhaps it will inspire you to take a trip. And recant Chevron's lies that you have contributed to this thread.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:49 PM
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Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
What ever neither one of you knows the absolute truth either, you are just going by hearsay.

Like I have said many times before the natives are just going after the easiest target, not necessarily the right one.


I generally refrain from personal attacks when I'm on this site, because I respect the ATS community, and I know that engaging in personal attacks is not proper rhetorical technique.

However, Desolate Cancer, you are really making it difficult for me to restrain myself. You know you have no leg to stand on factually or logically, so now you resort to some philosophical argument about our ability to know "absolute truth?"

Please.

Next you're going to tell us there's no such thing as right and wrong because, hey, "It's all relative, man."



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 07:40 PM
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My specific area of interest is with Chevron's ongoing PR campaign to manage and control our awareness of what went down and what Chevron's refusing to do about it. I am fascinated by sleazy shills of all types, and it is with some degree of ghoulish curiosity that I've been studying the hordes of shills and sock puppets, both covert and overt, who are on the Web, championing Chevron's cause.

Here then, is my new blog, devoted to cataloging and celebrating Chevron's shills:

chevronshills.blogspot.com...


I know this might appear to be blatant self-promotion, and I apologize if that annoys anybody, but it does seem germane to the topic at hand.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 10:29 PM
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I was listening to the news today and was reminded that Chevron doesn't confine its pollution and criminality to poor, third-world countries.

They are now employing their usual cadre of high-powered lobbyists to try to attain for their Richmond refinery exemptions to environmental laws which they've already broken.

For those of you who aren't from California, Richmond is just on the other side of the Bay from San Francisco, and home to a Chevron oil refinery. For years residents have worried about the effect of the plant's emissions on their health, and with good reason.

Chevron meanwhile has been playing an ongoing game with the town, on the one hand funding various community initiatives in order to purchase the city's good will, but on the other hand threatening to close the refinery down and build a new one elsewhere if Richmond doesn't make major concessions when it comes to policing the refinery's pollution and safety.

Please have a look at my latest blog entry for more information:

More Lies and Law-Breaking from Chevron


And when it's time to fill your tank, please consider doing it somewhere that's not a Chevron station.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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I am thrilled to report that my anti-Chevron cartoon art has been spotlighted on a very popular, well-known Web site:


Frog Blog



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by flightsuit
I'm starting this topic in "General Conspiracies," 'cause this has got to be one of the most suppressed news stories of the twentieth century, and it concerns one of the worst ecological disasters in history.

Have you ever heard about Chevron's destruction of the rain forest in Ecuador and the people who lived there?

I didn't think so. You see, on the rare occasions when a newspaper or documentary film maker happen to report on the story, they get sued into poverty, and the story goes away.

The short version of the story is that Chevron was building a pipeline in the 1960s, messed up real bad, and now there's a big wasteland and a bunch of graves where there used to be a thriving forest and communities of indigenous peoples.

Maybe you're not too concerned about the Ecuadoran rain forest though (never mind the fact that the rain forest is our planet's lungs). Well this is still relevant to you, because another oil company you may have heard about is currently following Chevron's PR game plan, using every trick from their playbook. Let me quote from an e-mail my dad sent me earlier today:

"A friend told me that BP has been buying up every possible pollution-related search term and URL, and packing all the
URLs with pro-BP propaganda. excuse me, with positive PR. Major attempt at perception management. I haven't tried
googling to see for myself, though. They have a green logo and that's all the evidence I need that BP Cares About the
Environment. (cough)"

This business of buying up search terms and URLs is exactly what Chevron has done. Google "Chevron Ecuador genocide," and it's almost inevitable that you'll wind up looking at sites which appear to be telling the hard-hitting truth about what went down, but then, as you read the articles, and as you look a little closer, you'll realize that the sites themselves are owned or sponsored by Chevron.

Look for the fine print disclosing that the site represents the opinions of Chevron employees. And get ready to see a bunch of similar sites which are designed to white-wash BP's massive negligence.

This fake exposé technique that Chevron employs is just so sleazy. It reminds me of those banner ads you see that say things like "Acai Berry Diet Exposed!"

Like they're gonna tell you the Acai berry diet is a big scam. But of course, it's a sales pitch for the Acai berry diet. Chevron and BP are resorting to the same sleazy tactics as the spammers who want to sell you Acai berry diets and herbal Viagra.

That should tell you something.


For further reading, I suggest checking out the following sites:

Amazon Watch

Chevron Toxico

[edit on 15-6-2010 by flightsuit]

[edit on 15-6-2010 by flightsuit]


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But what about the Qaran buring!!!! Who burned the mosque!!!!! building a mosque near ground zero!!!
Paris Hilton and her bag of blow!!!! Oh No! we're all going to die!


End Sarcasm subroutine. Do you really think people give a crap about something that doesn't happen near north america? Seriously.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 08:00 PM
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10,000 May Die in Ecuador Due to Chevron's Pollution
www.commondreams.org...
by Nick Magel




Shockwaves rippled through the world's largest environmental lawsuit on Friday, as a new damages assessment was submitted in the lawsuit between 30,000 Indigenous peoples and local farmers against the global oil giant Chevron. The damages assessment finds that because of factors still persisting in the Ecuadorean rainforest from Chevron's pollution, nearly 10,000 Ecuadoreans are at significant risk of dying from cancer by the year 2080. The technical and medical experts who authored the assessment claim that the conditions that remain from Chevron's systemic pollution in the Amazon will continue to cause cancer, birth defects, and other ailments for decades.
"The information in this submission is highly significant because it reflects clearly that there is a terrible oil-related disaster in Ecuador in the area where Chevron operated," said Pablo Fajardo, lead lawyer for the Ecuadorian communities suing Chevron.

The new assessment also placed damages to Ecuadorian communities at $40-90 billion rather than the court's original $27.3 billion. The increase in damages is due to Chevron's "unjust enrichment." Unjust enrichment is essentially money saved by using sub-standard drilling practices. Simply, Chevron cut corners and communities paid the price, a very high price.
Fajardo was clear about Chevron's human impact in the region. "What these analyses make chillingly clear is that thousands of Ecuadorian citizens may well contract and die of cancer in the coming decades because of Chevron's contamination."



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 08:07 PM
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All of my post did not come thru.

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posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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Breaking News:

Ecuador's president has been violently attacked in an uprising by rebellious police officers, a state of martial law exists in the country, looting has been reported, and Peru has cut off its border with Ecuador until the authority of President Correa can be restored.

Read all about it on my blog:

Emergency in Ecuador

Given all the sleazy, illegal things which Chevron has done in order to undermine the lawsuit against them, a lawsuit which is currently being handled by Ecuadorian courts, and given Chevron's disdain for President Correa, it would not surprise me one bit if Chevron's operatives have played a direct role in fomenting this unrest.



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 08:04 PM
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By the way, Shantywolf, thank you so much for the information you've contributed with your recent posts. I hadn't seen them prior to today.



posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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I'm pleased to report that some semblance of order has been restored to Ecuador. The predident has accused the opposition Patriotic Society Party operatives of instigating the coup attempt and riots.

I will go one step farther and say that I would bet every dime I have that Chevron is channeling money and moral support to the PSP.

Check my blog for details and BBC link:

Order Restored in Ecuador



posted on Oct, 16 2010 @ 01:20 AM
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The good folks at Amazon Watch have posted a new video on their Chevrontoxico blog, giving you an up close and personal view of the toxic sludge pits which Texaco/Chevron intentionally created in the rain forest, sludge pits that were designed to pollute.

Don't watch this video if you don't want to feel disgust and outrage:

Chevron Toxic Waste Pit in Ecuador: Designed to Pollute

If you have a YouTube account, please "like" and "favorite" the video:

Watch on YouTube

And please share this video with folks on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, and anywhere else.

The more we get the word out, the more weight of public opinion is brought to bear, the more Chevron will be forced to finally own up to what it's done.

edit on 16-10-2010 by flightsuit because: edited for grammar



posted on Oct, 21 2010 @ 02:42 AM
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I am pleased to report that Chevron's new, feelgood corporate PR campaign just got PWNED! Check it out:

Chevron ad campaign hijacked by anti-corporate pranksters


Do be sure and pay a visit to the fake site and have a good chuckle at Chevron's expense:

chevron-weagree.com...



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 02:03 AM
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I hate Chevron Corporation for their destruction of the Ecuadorian rain forest and ongoing effort to avoid cleaning up their mess or acknowledging the fact that thousands of rain forest natives are dying from cancer as a direct result of their negligence.

Therefore, you can probably imagine how much it burns me up to constantly hear Chevron ads every time I listen to public radio, ads which portray Chevron as the most virtuous champion of the environment that has ever existed.

They're running a new one now that talks about all the great humanitarian good that Chevron is allegedly doing in Angola. Every time I hear it, I can only think of the protesters in the Niger Delta who were machine-gunned at Chevron's behest.

So now I have a favor to ask of you, if you agree with me. Please go to the following "fan page," click the "like" button, and share the page with your friends if you don't mind:

NPR Should Not Run Chevron Ads

Thanks. I owe you for this one. Sorry if this seems at all spammy.



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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