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Unist’ot’en Supporters Deliver Message to Chevron Global Headquarters

30 Mar

#NoPipelines

#NoFrackingChevron

In solidarity with a global day of actions happening all over North America on March 30, a group called Anti-Colonial Queer Action (ACQA) traveled from San Francisco to San Ramon, CA (Ohlone Territories), where Chevron has its global headquarters, to demonstrate against fracking pipelines on Unist’ot’en and Wet’suwet’en territories and deliver a message from the Unist’ot’en to Chevron.

ACQA hoisted a banner that stated “No Fracking Pipelines on Indigenous Territories,” to the flagpoles outside of Chevron’s compound at 6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd.Afterwards, members of ACQA read out and delivered a letter, written by Unist’ot’en spokesperson Freda Huson. Continue reading

Report from Shady Global Trade Talks in Singapore

16 Mar

And a call to build resistance against the TPP

Kiwis in New Zealand have been at the forefront of anti-TPP organizing, thus far.

Kiwis in New Zealand have been at the forefront of anti-TPP organizing, thus far.

Members and partners of Trans Pacific Partnership (known as TPP or TPPA) held the 16th-round of talks in Singapore last week.  As usual, the talks were shrouded in secrecy. Hundreds of trade delegates and policy makers from 11 countries, including the US, met to negotiate expanding profit-driven industrial commerce, including special agendas to smooth trade flows between member countries in the grouping.

Japanese farmers at Anti-TPP in 2012

Farmers stage a protest march during an anti-TPP rally in Tokyo, April 25, 2012. Similar rallies were held last week.

While we heard reports of farmers in Japan protesting, solidarity rallies of labor and environmental activists and a bunch of petitions sent to congresspeople, responses to the TPP negotiations thus far have been far too calm and comfortable. But it doesn’t have to stay that way…

The following article (which will be printed in the coming Earth First! Journal) is a call for renewed resistance to the expansion of corporate globalization: Continue reading

Day of Action Against Chevron and the Pacific Trail Pipeline

7 Mar

Call for solidarity actions March 30 2013

“No consent? No fracking pipelines, no climate crimes!”
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American oil giant Chevron wants to build a destructive pipeline across unceded indigenous territory to carry fracked gas to the coast, and export climate change to the world. We say NO. We do not need fracked gas, we do not want another pipeline and we will not stand by as colonial governments and greedy corporations push us over the climate catastrophe cliff edge. Chevron is the new corporate face of the Pacific Trail Pipeline project, having recently become 50/50 partners with Apache to build a fracking gas pipeline across 500 kilometres of largely unceded land, from Summit Lake to LNG plants planned for Kitimat.

On March 30th we will greet them with resistance across BC and around the world. As politicians put economic growth and industry interests ahead of carbon common sense and indigenous rights, it is up to us take direct action to raise the cost of pushing ahead with the project, and raise the stakes in the PR battle.

We encourage autonomous creative direct action against Chevron and any others involved in the development and financing of Pacific Trail Pipeline. Occupy offices, drop banners, demonstrate in city centers, lock-down at the pumps, subvert the Chevron brand, hand out leaflets… the choice is yours! Everywhere they operate, Chevron exploits land and people for money, often through the use of force, and without taking responsibility for the consequences. Battles against environmental racism and illegal oil wars, movements for indigenous sovereignty and migrant justice – we amplify our resistance by uniting our struggles, so we are calling for solidarity actions and events against Chevron across Canada and around the world.

The Pacific Trail pipeline can still be stopped. Continue reading

$10 Million to Injured Workers from Chevron Payout

12 Feb

A “drop in the bucket,” most of the payouts covered medical exams and treatments at hospitals for those sickened by the smoke from the Richmond, CA refinery fire.

Chevron paid approximately $10 million to cover medical expenses and other claims in the wake of the fire at its Richmond refinery on Aug. 6. Most of those payouts went to local hospitals to cover medical exams and treatment received by residents sickened by toxin-filled smoke that spread for miles after the fire.  At least 15,000 people sought medical treatment due to health issues related to the fire, and 23,900 claims had been filed as of last week to cover costs incurred due to the blaze.

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Whose Hands are Dirty with Nigerian Oil?

20 Jun

Leaked Embassy cables reveal Western complicity

A new timeline launched by oil watchdog Platform suggests that the role of British and US governments in the Niger Delta conflict links them to Nigerian military groups through oil giants like Shell and Chevron.

The timeline, based on over 4,000 leaked US embassy cables from 2001 – 2010, is part of Platform’s ongoing investigation into the Delta conflict and an attempt to bring to light the involvement of Western governments, oil companies and security services.

With the aid of interactive bullet points on the timeline, the secret documents strongly suggests that the US, UK and Dutch governments were aware and part of the situation for over a decade without putting an end to it Continue reading

Militant fisherfolk alliance demand compensation for Chervon oil spilled in Philippines

22 Mar

DAGUPAN CITY — The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) is pressuring La Union Governor Manuel Ortega to demand damage compensation for oil spilled affected fishermen in San Fernando City from Chevron Philippines, Inc.

Ortega recently called for an investigation after thousands of liters of oil leaked from the depot’s pipelines in February. In a press statement, Pamalakaya national chairperson Fernando Hicap welcomed the probe ordered by Ortega and the cease and desist order issued by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) against operators of oil depot at Poro Point.

But the fisherfolk leader said the aside from the environmental impact, local leaders and environment officials should also look into the economic impact of the oil spill to poor fisherfolk and other villagers sourcing their day-to-day livelihood Continue reading

Fracking News: Bulgarians Protest against Shale Gas Exploration

10 Dec

"Bulgaria without shale gas extraction!" the poster on the left reads. Photo by dariknews.bg

Some 200 people gathered on Saturday  in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia to protest against the potential shale gas exploration in the country.

The march started in front of the Environment Ministry building in Sofia, passed through the parliament and ended in front of the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism.

The protesters demanded that the controversial hydraulic fracturing technology should be abolished in Bulgaria and called for legislative control over oil- and gas extraction technologies.

Over 10 000 Bulgarian citizens have signed under the demand for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for shale gas extraction and research in the country, Angel Slavchev, one of the protest’s organizers, has told dariknews.bg. According to him, the technology is extremely dangerous and may lead to irreversible consequences.

The protesters have so far not succeeded in their efforts to start a dialogue with the government, Slavchev has claimed.

Over 200 citizens from the Northeastern cities of Dobrich and Varna and the town of Kavarna gathered in Dobrich on Saturday to protest against the shale gas exploration that may take place in their region. They came out with a declaration demanding a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and calling for the end of all shale gas concessions until a law is passed abolishing the technology.

On Friday, Traicho Traikov, Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, revealed that the contract with US energy giant Chevron for shale gas exploration and production in Bulgaria, which is still being negotiated, will not be made fully public because there is an element of a trade secret.

He gave assurances, however that talks were underway with the company for making a substantial part of the agreement available to the public.

Traikov explained that the contract would provide for the mandatory submission of a working program for the exploration activities that would be subject to all sorts of administrative checks.

The document would also provide for unlimited liability in the case of environmental damage and the obligation to cover 100% of the cost of eliminating it.