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Amazon's Female Defenders Denounce 'Macho' Repression and Demand Rights

'It is time for domestic and international stakeholders to adequately pay attention to the experiences of these Indigenous women defenders.'

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·


US Supreme Court Rejects Terror Claims Against Chiquita

Ruling 'allows U.S. corporation to finance terrorism without accountability,' says human rights group

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·


Shell To Pay $84 Million for Nigerian Oil Spills: 'Inadequate for Damage Done'

Lawyers say the settlement is unprecedented, but locals point out: 'The fishermen cannot hope to return to fishing in the Bodo rivers and creeks because of the depth of hydrocarbon pollution resulting from the oil spills.'

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·


After Three Decades, Quest for Justice Remains Elusive in Bhopal

'My community is yet to be compensated for what it has suffered,' says one survivor of the deadly gas leak

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·


Justice Denied: US Court Rules Bhopal Victims Can't Sue Union Carbide

“These families have been living with Union Carbide pollution for decades. We remain committed to seeking the justice that they deserve,” said co-counsel Rajan Sharma.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·



Shell Oil Spill Victims Reject 'Derisory and Insulting' Compensation Offer

Five years after spills, Niger Delta residents say, 'Our food tastes of oil, our children are sick and we get skin rashes. Life here has stopped.'

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


In 'Chilling' Ruling, Chevron Granted Access to Activists' Private Internet Data

"Sweeping" subpoena violates rights of those who spoke out against oil giant's devastating actions in Ecuador

Lauren McCauley, staff writer ·