Ecuador

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A hand covered in crude from one of the hundreds of open toxic pits Chevron (formerly Texaco) abandoned in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest near Lago Agrio. (Photo: Caroline Bennett, Rainforest Action Network/flickr/cc)
Chevron's repeated refusal to clean up its toxic contamination of Ecuador's Amazon rainforest constitutes an "attack" on civilian populations and should be investigated by the International Criminal Court in the Hague, impacted indigenous and farming communities charged this week in a formal complaint (pdf) to the global body. “In the context of...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Update (2:43 PM EST) : Assange elaborates on plans; Predicts changes to UK law...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
In a move condemned as paving the way for an environmental disaster, the...

Further

Along with protests at Chevron's annual shareholder meeting focused on the oil giant's ongoing devastation of the Ecuadoran Amazon and its nasty fight to avoid accountability, a new #AskChevron Twitter campaign asks vital questions like, "Do you have any remorse about poisoning the Amazon?" and "Are you the devil?" Brought to you by Toxic Effect.

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