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Canadian lawyers and Chevron's court battle over environmental damage in Ecuador: Iler, Kirsten
A storm of controversy erupted amongst Canadian lawyers when the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) decided to intervene in Chevron's appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The appeal is part of Chevron's...
Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification Of Evidence In Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial
Chevron lost the lawsuit filed against the company by Indigenous villagers who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron, left hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste in the Amazon rainfore...
Chevron Wins Ecuador Arbitration But Money May Go To Amazon Communities
The Dutch Supreme Court recently upheld an arbitration tribunal judgment requiring the Ecuadorean government to pay Chevron $106 million for breach of contract. Ironically, activists say Ecuador is no...
Chevron's Crude Attacks: Court Sides With Big Oil
Yet another instance of the increasingly pro-business stance of the US legal system.
Connexions Library: South America Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on South America.
Crisis and Coup in Ecuador: Against The Current vol. 87
Meisch, Lynn A.
On January 21, 2000, for the first time since the Spanish conquest of Ecuador in A.D. 1533-34, indigenous people briefly -- very briefly -- ruled the country as part of a triumvirate. Frustrated by ov...
Ecuador 1960-1963: A Textbook of Dirty Tricks
An account of the CIA-backed coups in Ecuador of 1960-1963.
Ecuador Fights against Elitism
It is great news for majority of Ecuadorian citizens -- but a terrible nightmare for the 'elites'. Lately, in Ecuador, right-wing 'elites' are continuously protesting against the administration, accu...
Ecuador: Left Turn?: Against The Current vol. 142
On April 26, 2009, Rafael Correa won re-election to the Ecuadorian presidency with an absolute majority of the vote. He gained broad popular appeal through a combination of nationalist rhetoric and in...
Ecuador: Mass marches defend democracy amid coup plot
President Rafael Correa called a rally on July 2, 2015 in defence of democracy and the pro-poor Citizens' Revolution his government leads after plans by the right-wing opposition for a violent coup we...
Ecuadorean Villagers May Still Triumph Over Chevron
Michael Krauss, a lawyer who teaches "ethics" at a law school named after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, recently posted a blog on the Forbes website entitled "The Ecuador Saga Co...
Ecuadoreans Won't Back Down in Fighting Chevron-Texaco Over Amazon Oil Disaster
A class-action lawsuit first filed in 1993 against Chevron-Texaco has taken its toll on the lawyers and Ecuadorean people seeking justice for environmental damage. Hope for justice and healing drives ...
Ecuador's Bitter Choice
Becker analyzes the politics behind the decision to extract petroleum from Ecuador's ecologically fragile Yasuní National Park.
Ecuador's Indigenous Socialism: Against The Current vol. 141
For several decades now, national elites in Latin America have accused the left of acting as a ventriloquist for indigenous movements: allowing Native leaders to speak, but pulling the strings behind ...
Ecuador's New Indigenous Uprising
Ecuador's Indigenous movements have launched an uprising to challenge the government's opposition to bilingual education and its support for an extractive-based economy.
Intag's Recurrent Nightmare: Adding Up The Costs Of Ecuador's Mineral Wars
Intag is situated in Northwestern Ecuador. In the 1990s Bishimetal, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, found evidence of a large copper deposit lying in the bowels of the biodiverse Toisan Range. In 1997 it ...
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Latin America The Liberation of Latin America: New Internationalist May 2003
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A look at the issues which have surrounded Latin America and what is changing.
Legal Ruling Will Allow Rain Forest Indigenous Peoples to Pursue Chevron in Canada
Ontario Court of Appeal says communities of Ecuador affected by Chevron can enforce Ecuadorian rulings in Canada.
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992
Berger, Thomas R.
Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 30, 2014: Refugees
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
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Topic of the week is Refugees. Featured articles look at migration, counter-surveillance resources, farmers in Ghana fighting to retain the freedom to save their own seeds, and rebuilding communities ...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Rafael Correa, the Press, and Whistleblowers: Corporate Control and Double Standards
There are claims of hypocrisy because of Correa providing asylum to whistleblowers however also passing a Communications Bill that detractors claim is a major blow to a free press.
Rebuilding communities: a type of resistance: Communities in the Amazon resort to constitutional rights to recover territories granted to mining companies.
Saavedra, Luis Ángel
In Tundayme, a parish located in the Cordillera del Cóndor in Ecuador's southern Amazon, the indigenous and peasant communities have decided to recover the territories of abandoned or forcefully evict...
With My Heart in Yambo
Restrepo, Maria Fernanda
Twenty-four years ago director Fernanda Restrepo's two teenage brothers disappeared. A year later, the family finally learned the worst possible news: the brothers had been kidnapped, tortured and mur...
Zombie neoliberalism threatens Ecuador's 'citizen's revolution'
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and social movements behind Ecuador's "Citizens' Revolution" are engaged in yet another battle against the South American country's elites.
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Canadian Crossroads International
CCI fosters global understanding by placing Canadian volunteers in the developing world, placing volunteers from developing nations in Canada, and sponsoring community education programs. Each year, m...
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
PLAN International Canada
Plan International Canada strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Sout...
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Bombs explode outside offices of two newspapers in Ecuador
This morning, Fundamedios condemned the explosion of two pamphlet bombs. One across the offices of the newspaper El Universo and the second at the entrance of the state-controlled newspaper, El Telégr...
Chevron Wins Latest Round in Ecuador Pollution Case
In the latest twist in a 21-year-old environmental pollution case, a U.S. federal judge Tuesday ruled that the victims of massive oil spillage and their U.S. attorney could not collect on a nine-billi...
Dirty Water, Dirtier Practices
Ecuador's Battle with Texaco's Legacy Pollution
Ospina, Hernando Calvo
Texaco (now owned by Chevron) left polluted soil and ground water after 20 years of oil extraction in the Amazon in Ecuador. The legal claims and counter-claims over responsibility and reparation cont...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
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Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
World's conservation hopes rest on Ecuador's revolutionary Yasuni model
A plan to preserve the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation has put Yasuni national park at the frontline of a global battle between living systems and fossil fuels. But enthusiasm is...
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