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Thursday, April 29, 1999

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  • Democracy Now! Confronts Chevron CEO Ken Derr

    Tonight, Project Censored honors some of the most censored stories from this past year–and one of those selected for an award was "Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship," Democracy Now!’s expose on the role that the San Francisco-based oil giant played in the killing of two Nigerian activists last May 28.

  • Chevron Shareholders Speak Out

    This is the week when corporations hold their shareholders meetings, and for progressive investors around the country, it is a chance to introduce resolutions calling for corporate responsibility. At the Chevron meeting, Amy Goodman got the chance to interview some of the Chevron shareholders, as well as activists from Richmond, California, site of a Chevron oil refinery that recently exploded. The activists were speaking on behalf of shareholders that introduced a resolution requiring Chevron to publicize the quantities of certain toxic substances released by their facilities, such as the cancer-causing chemical dioxin.

  • The U’Wa People and Occidental Oil

    From Chevron’s drilling and killing in Nigeria, we now move to Occidental Petroleum in Colombia, and to the Los Angeles-based oil giant’s plans to drill in the ancestral land of the U’wa people. Just a few years ago, in April of 1995, the U’wa made headlines around the world when they pledged to commit mass suicide if Occidental proceeded with its oil project in the Samore block, which is located on their traditional territories. Legal battles followed, and the U’wa took their struggle to the public, to Occidental’s shareholders and to the Organization of American States.