7 activists from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) got jailed earlier this week for standing with 30,000 Ecuadoreans who have been affected by Chevron’s toxic legacy. These activists, as you can see in the videos below, climbed and dropped a banner from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge near Chevron’s Richmond refinery with the statement “Chevron Guilty: Clean Up Amazon” on it.
The activists are now out of jail and have been charged with misdemeanors. Ecuador is still polluted from Chevron’s disregard for humanity and nature and tremendous suffering has not been assuaged — Chevron remains completely unpunished.
“Last week, the 30,000 Ecuadoreans affected by Chevron’s toxic legacy in the Amazon issued a moving ‘Open Letter to the United States’ calling on Americans to stand with them in demanding justice.” See more in the Amazon Watch video below (best if you speak Spanish):
More on the History of Chevron’s Toxic Legacy from Planetsave
As I’ve written previously, Chevron was convicted of greatly polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon in February of this year. However, despite the court conviction, it has stated that it will never clean up its mess in the Amazon or pay for it. Classy…. Learn more in the stories below:
- Updates on Chevron-Ecuador Controversy
- Chevron Found Guilty! But Still Trying to Avoid its Responsibility
- Chevron Insults and Attacks Indigenous People in Ecuador, Counter-Sues
- Comedy Video “Anatomy of a Greenwash” Keeps the Focus on Chevron
Image Credit: screenshot of top video above
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