The Empire Files: Chevron vs. the Amazon – The Environmental Trial of the Century

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Published on Aug 21, 2016

In Part II of this three-part series, The Empire Files continues the investigation into the battle between Chevron Texaco and Ecuador. [Watch Part I here: http://bit.ly/2bk4rQW]

In this installment, Abby Martin uncovers what really happened throughout the 22-year legal battle between the oil corporation and indigenous Amazonians, interviewing lead attorney for the case, Pablo Fajardo. This episode also chronicles the shameful, scandalous history of Chevron Texaco—from the support of Hitler’s Nazi movement, to backing war crimes in Myanmar—and its retaliatory attacks against its victims.

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The Empire Files: Chevron vs. the Amazon – Inside the Killzone

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Published on Aug 15, 2016

A U.S. court just handed another victory to the oil giant Chevron Texaco, in its decades-long battle to avoid paying damages it owes in one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

In the Ecuadorean Amazon, the most biodiverse area of the world, the energy titan deliberately poisoned 5 million acres of pristine habitat and subjected tens of thousands of indigenous peoples to destruction of their health and culture. In Part 1 of ‘Chevron vs. the Amazon,’ Abby Martin takes The Empire Files inside Chevron Texaco’s Amazon killzone to see the areas deemed “remediated” by Chevron, and spoke with the people living in the aftermath. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/the…

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The Empire Files : Interview with Rafael Correa | President of Ecuador

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Published on Jul 29, 2016

Abby Martin sits down with the President of Ecuador to talk about different issues impacting the country and region. One of the more important questions Abby has for the president is finding out how he feels about devastating damage that oil giant Chevron caused in the Amazon rainforest. The president also talks about how tax havens are affecting developing economies and, how giving me the environment legal rights is important.

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The Empire Files: Bringing Corporations to Justice with Ecuador’s UN Rep

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Published on Jul 24, 2016

For the first time ever, progress is being made at the United Nations for a binging legal instrument that would hold corporations accountable for human rights violations. Transnational corporations–many with larger economies than the countries they operate in–have enjoyed immunity from charges for destroying the environment and taking human lives. But Ecuador is leading a fight in the UN to create an international treaty and standards that can change this equation. At teleSUR’s studios in Quito, Abby Martin interviews Ecuador’s Permanent Representative to the UN and Chair of the negotiations for the binging instrument, María Fernanda Espinosa, about the need for this step.http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/the…

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NYT’s James Risen & Abby Martin on Fighting Censorship, Endless War // Empire_File032

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Published on Jul 2, 2016

Few journalists know the cruelty of government censorship as well as James Risen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the New York Times, targeted for several major stories implicating criminality by the US war machine and its national security state. Having just ended a seven-year legal battle, where he bravely faced jail time to protect his inside sources, Risen joins Abby Martin on The Empire Files to talk about his case and the stories he wrote that were such a threat. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles

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Imperial Japan, the Bomb & the Pacific Powder Keg // Empire_File031

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Published on Jun 27, 2016

Obama’s high-profile trip to Hiroshima was accompanied by a media storm that gave endless justifications for the US use of the atomic bomb on Japanese civilians. The myths are widely accepted in society, and underpin the notion of American exceptionalism.

Abby Martin interviews Dr. Peter Kuznick, co-author with Director Oliver Stone of the bestselling book and HBO series “The Untold History of the United States,” about the real story behind the use of the atomic bombs—as well as the untold history of Imperial Japan, its role today for the US Empire, and the danger for new war on the horizon. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles

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