Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Landmark Trial Set to Begin Over Shell’s Role in 1995 Execution of Nigerian Human Rights Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa; “The True Cost of Chevron"

Shell on Trial: Landmark Trial Set to Begin Over Shell’s Role in 1995 Execution of Nigerian Human Rights Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa
Democracy Now
Host: Amy Goodman

A landmark trial against oil giant Royal Dutch Shell’s alleged involvement in human rights violations in the Niger Delta begins this Wednesday in a federal court in New York. Fourteen years after the widely condemned execution of the acclaimed Nigerian writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, the court will hear allegations that Shell was complicit in his torture and execution.

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Antonia Juhasz on “The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report”
Democracy Now
Host: Amy Goodman

Now Chevron’s annual report reports that 2008 was the company’s most profitable year in history. Just ahead of Chevron’s shareholder meeting, a new report released today tells shareholders more about the hidden and underreported costs of these profits. The alternative annual report is called “The True Cost of Chevron.” It brings together stories from communities across the world—Angola, Burma, Canada, Chad, Cameroon, Ecuador, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, the Philippines and the United States—all directly affected by and in struggle against Chevron’s operations. We speak to the report’s author and James Craig, media adviser for Latin America for Chevron.

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2 comments:

KYJurisDoctor said...

Thanks for helping bring this injustice to light.

Thivai Abhor said...

Your welcome--I have been following the aftermath of the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa for many years and it is good to see Shell and other oil companies brought to trial for their human rights abuses.