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Shows featuring Marco Simons

  • Supreme Court to Decide Whether U.S. Corporations Can Be Sued for Abuses Overseas Nigeria
    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on whether U.S.-based corporations can be sued in U.S. courts for human rights abuses committed overseas. The case involves nine Nigerian activists, including Ken Saro-Wiwa, executed for protesting Royal Dutch Shell. We’re joined by Marco Simons, legal director of...
    February 24, 2012 | Story
  • Chevron Lobbies White House to Pressure Ecuador to Stop $12 Billion Amazon Pollution Lawsuit Oilhandweb
    Chevron is being accused of promoting geopolitical blackmail in its efforts to stave off a lawsuit accusing it of contaminating the Ecuadorian rain forest. Nearly 30,000 Amazon residents are seeking $12 billion from Chevron for dumping billions of gallons of toxic oil waste. According to Newsweek, the oil giant is urging the Bush administration to yank special trade preferences for Ecuador if...
    August 05, 2008 | Story
  • Relatives of Colombia Death Squad Victims Sue U.S.-Based Fruit Giant Chiquita for Arming, Funding Their Killers Chiquita
    The Cincinnati-based fruit company Chiquita is being sued for funding, arming and supporting death squads in Colombia. The human rights group EarthRights International filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of six Colombians whose relatives had allegedly been murdered by a Colombian paramilitary group that was partially funded by Chiquita. The lawsuit alleges that the banana giant funneled...
    July 20, 2007 | Story
  • Poem censored by NPR
    Conversation between Amy and Martin Espada. Espada was a regular contributer to NPR, but one of his poems about Mumia Abu Jamal was not played due to its political sympathies. Espada reads his poem, and we hear a recording of Mumia Abu Jamal speaking from prison.
    May 29, 1997 | Story