Chevron Goes Ballistic

     |    Monday May 31st, 2010

    Maybe black balloons would have been more fitting to the occasion. But the creativity of the folks behind the Change Chevron Campaign knows no bounds. At the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival (in the state of California, USA) activists handed out hundreds of balloons. The balloons had the picture of of Chevron 

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CRUDE Update

     |    Sunday May 23rd, 2010

Joe Berlinger, director of the acclaimed doc CRUDE which critically examines Chevron’s business dealings and possible pollution in Ecuador, is being sued by Chevron. They are suing to get him to turn over unreleased film footage.  This however is tantamount to forcing him to reveal his sources. Thus violating a core journalistic practice that guarantees 

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Pandora Blue(s)

     |    Tuesday March 9th, 2010

The Center for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America (FDCL) analyses the “Avatar” phenomenon and what the unexpected Oscar snub (in favor of Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker”) means in terms of natural resource vs. indigenous rights discourse in Latin America. Read the full post in German here.