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Goliath survives David’s attacks

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In 1999 an unprecedented lawsuit was brought against Chevron in US federal court. Nigerian plaintiffs brought charges of human rights violations that included claims of torture and summary execution by Nigerian military and police acting at the behest of Chevron who aided the killers. On December first, Chevron was cleared of all charges by the federal jury.  According to the plaintiffs, an appeal will be made.

For valuable information on the events leading to the suit, please listen to the radio documentary included in this post, produced by Amy Goodman and Jeremy Scahill in 1998 and engineered by Dredd Scott Keys.

Also available is a transcript of the documentary.

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Written by Aaron Nee

December 3, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Mommy, What’s a Socialist?

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Yes, I realize how lame it is for me to be posting this today, seeing as this event takes place TODAY, for those interested and living in the LA area, I thought I’d share. I am going to the Southern California Socialist Conference today because there are a few speakers that I am familiar with that I am interested in hearing from. The closing panel is also the Resisting Empire Speaking Tour, with one of the panelist who interests me the most being Jeremy Scahill, whose reporting on Blackwater in Iraq I have been following.

The closing panel discussion starts at 7pm, costs $5, and is held in the United Teachers Union of Los Angeles, Building 3303 Wilshire Blvd.

(Yes, I am aware this is a conflict for those attending the Rock and Roll with the Last of the Romantics: Sushi class/musical performance by Joel Lane/late night screening of The Last Romantic put on by Mike Thomas and Jason Wilson at the Kenmore House, but seeing as the Sushi class has filled up, maybe others might want to join me instead and then head over after!)

Written by annnee

November 8, 2008 at 2:23 pm

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