Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Chevron destroy Ecuadorian rainforest then kick up fuss when forest protectors are recognised.

Chevron is a big bad oil company operating in the neo-liberal global trade climate of the 21st century. Multinationals can currently get away with a lot; globalisation of capital has outstripped globalisation of government and regulation. Raping the planet is all part of the game, not doing so would be bad business unless the laws prevent it, or you can place compliance as a PR cost.

So I don't hold multinational shareholder return driven, massively unregulated, corporations to high ethical standards. However, when people win awards for to resisting the treatment dished out to them and their lands i would have expected an act of contrition. In fact the Chevron response is character assassination of the activists.

"the only thing green they are interested in is money."

Congratulations to lawyer Pablo Fajardo Mendoza and community organizer Luis Yanza for their joint award of the Goldman Environment Prize. And shame on the SF Chronicle for stating that Chevron denunciations count as controversy! Clearly Chevron are going to resist any further evidence of their deeds, particularly as they are being sued by the Ecuadorean government.

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At 12:45 PM, Blogger korova said...

It would appear that Chevron are keeping an eye on blogs that mention their activities re Ecuador.

Chevron Corporation Pay A Visit

At 11:12 PM, Blogger korova said...

Judging by my stat counter, they have also been visiting this site.

At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right, we are watching YOU. Right now I´m using a thoothpick made of wood and treehuggers. LOL


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