Chris Hedges: Latin America Under Assault From International Bankers, Corporations and the CIA

Demanding Justice At Chevron's Shareholder Meeting 2011

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 2, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges sits down with Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility. They discuss the effects of neoliberalism on Latin American development, combatting inequality and standing up to corporations and foreign powers in Ecuador. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at Ecuador’s decision to provide refuge to Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange at its embassy in London.

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Guillaume Long, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ecuador: We Claim the Supremacy of Human Beings Over Capital

Day 40 Occupy Wall Street October 25 2011 Shankbone

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Dandelion Salad

United Nations General Assembly
September 23, 2016

Statement Summary:

GUILLAUME LONG, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador, said the last decade of the citizen revolution in his country had shown that to achieve development it was necessary to do the opposite of the prescription of the neoliberal hegemony.  Ecuador had been able to recover the faith and hope of a country that had been destroyed, and that could be reflected in tangible results for its people, notably in the reduction of extreme poverty and inequality.  The Powers of hegemony had appropriated widely used words and given them meaning to impose a political and moral agenda on the planet.  The word “development” was not just a technical issue, but a political one, especially when it came to the redistribution of wealth.  “Human rights” included economic and social rights, not just political ones, and were violated not just by States but by multinational corporations as well.

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Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon, Ending Corporate Tyranny, Part 3

Demanding Justice At Chevron's Shareholder Meeting 2011

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 29, 2016

The third and final segment of Abby Martin’s investigation into Chevron’s disaster in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. [Watch Part I and Part II]

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Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – The Environmental Trial of the Century, Part 2

Chevron Faces Shareholder, Union and Community Revolt at Annual Meeting

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 21, 2016

In Part II of this three-part series, The Empire Files continues the investigation into the battle between Chevron Texaco and Ecuador. [Watch Part I here: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/abby-martin-chevron-vs-the-amazon-inside-the-killzone-part-1/]

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Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – Inside the Killzone, Part 1

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 15, 2016

A U.S. court just handed another victory to the oil giant Chevron Texaco, in its decades-long battle to avoid paying damages it owes in one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

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Abby Martin Interviews Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa

INFORME A LA NACIÓN 2016

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 29, 2016

Abby Martin sits down with the President of Ecuador to talk about different issues impacting the country and region. One of the more important questions Abby has for the president is finding out how he feels about devastating damage that oil giant Chevron caused in the Amazon rainforest. The president also talks about how tax havens are affecting developing economies and, how giving me the environment legal rights is important.

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Abby Martin: Bringing Corporations to Justice

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 24, 2016

For the first time ever, progress is being made at the United Nations for a binding legal instrument that would hold corporations accountable for human rights violations. Transnational corporations–many with larger economies than the countries they operate in–have enjoyed immunity from charges for destroying the environment and taking human lives. But Ecuador is leading a fight in the UN to create an international treaty and standards that can change this equation.

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Frackdown Day: Worldwide protest to end shale gas extraction + Romania villagers resist US energy giant Chevron

Dandelion Salad

Against fracking 01

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RT on Oct 19, 2013

Global Frackdown Day is on – Saturday marks a worldwide protest, uniting all activists who want to put an end to shale gas extraction. ‘Fracktivists’, as they’re called, are urging their governments to stand up to the oil and gas lobby. However, in Britain the authorities see things very differently… Prime Minister has become a vigorous advocate of the risky technique, as Laura Smith reports. So why exactly are environmentalists so concerned about this particular form of oil and gas extraction? For more on this RT is joined by Vanessa Vine – she’s an anti-fracking campaigner for Britain and Ireland Frack Free group

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BP Cover-up Part 2: Bribery, George Bush and WikiLeaks by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Exclusive for EcoWatch.org
Friday, April 20, 2012

BP on the Ocean

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Evidence now implicates top BP executives as well as its partners Chevron and Exxon and the Bush Administration in the deadly cover-up –– which included falsifying a report to the Securities Exchange Commission.

Yesterday, Ecowatch.org revealed that, in September 2008, nearly two years before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP rig had blown out in the Caspian Sea––which BP concealed from U.S. regulators and Congress.

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Ma Nature, the Happy Toilet – BP on Trial at the Occupation by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Greenpeace.org
Nov. 28, 2011

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[Occupy Wall Street Climate Trial, New York. Sunday, Nov 27.]

This is not the first courtroom where I’ve faced off against BP, British Petroleum. But this time, I was outdoors, with a patrol car’s red lights spinning.

Occupy Wall Street asked me to act as “prosecutor” in the Climate Court in their relocated locale in a New York park.

I have the cold, hard, documentary evidence in my hand, gathered with the help of Greenpeace and their submarine (no kidding) in the Gulf of Mexico, in the Caspian Sea, in Alaska.

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Raven, that Lying Little Bastard by Greg Palast + Palast: MSM is Manufactured “News”

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Crossposted at TheMudflats.net
Nov. 17, 2011

“If I had a machine gun, I’d kill every one of them white sons of bitches.” Makarka didn’t say, “white.” He used the unkind Alutiiq phrase, isuwiq-something, bleached seal.

As a bleached seal myself, I couldn’t blame him, not if you saw what I saw, the documents that British Petroleum buried deep as they could.

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Greg Palast on Condoleezza Rice teaming up with Chevron

with Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
June 3, 2011

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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on Jun 3, 2011

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has teamed up with the Chevron Oil Corporation and a think tank to reduce poverty worldwide. While Rice has been long affiliated with Chevron, their gameplan seems the most unlikely part of the equation. Chevron wouldn’t pay for poisoning 1,400 people by dumping oil in Ecuador, so why would they care about the Third World now? Investigative journalist Greg Palast says this partnership is fooling no one but the American press.

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Antonia Juhasz: The Tyranny of Oil (2008; must-see)

Dandelion Salad

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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on Apr 23, 2011

Author and journalist, Antonia Juhasz, talks about her latest book, “The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry – and What We Must Do to Stop It.”

pdxjustice Media Productions
Producer: William Seaman

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Is Myanmar at a Crossroads? by Brian McAfee

by Brian McAfee
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 24, 2011

Chevron & Parker Selfridge "We Agree" Ad

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So far 2011 is proving to be an eventful year for Myanmar, formerly known as and still generally called Burma. Despite the slight easing of restraints put on Aung San Suu Kyi, the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Shan State in northeast Burma on March 24, which the junta controlled media says killed 75 people but aid agencies believe killed over 150, leads to widespread distrust of the country’s rulers and their version of reality. Now the U.S. is sending a new envoy to Myanmar, Derek Mitchell, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific affairs. It is an open question: What will be his role in Burma?

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Economic Hitman John Perkins, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
April 10, 2011

(SOAPBOX #94) – Cindy’s first guest is activist Karen Tostado.  Her main website is United We Strike.  She’s also developing another web site, Taxfree15.com.  She contributes many worthwhile & cogent insights […] and ideas.  Check it out!

Cindy’s next guest is former Economic Hitman John Perkins, who discusses events in Libya plus the Shamanic movement and its influence of Shamanic spirituality on the non-violent popular revolution in Latin America – and on the Robber class’ (= corporatocracy’s) profound FEAR of the emergence of a “Good Example” there (i.e., any form of social organization that doesn’t concentrate the wealth in the hands of the upper 0.1% of the population and thus all the real power in society).

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