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The Corporate Sovereignty Saga Involving Ecuador and Chevron (techdirt.com)
25 points by walterbell on Feb 5, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments



This is a complex case. This article is very biased. Quotes Public Citizen and Telesur, sources with an axe to grind and a government propaganda service. Very interesting situation if you are willing to do some digging.


Set me on my way. I'm South American, and I read a very thorough New Yorker (?) piece years ago that went to great lengths to show the "dark side" of the lawyer opposing Chevron, including something to do with selling shares on the outcome of the decision.

And yet, in the end, he still came out pretty clearly on top. What's your favourite coverage of the story?


Read Judge Kaplan's 2014 opinion in Chevron v Donziger. It is long (497 pages!) but fascinating.

http://www.sdnyblog.com/files/2014/03/11-Civ.-00691-2014.03....


The question is how much the journalism product tries to hide its inevitable bias. I cite New York Times myself, but am fully aware it's a corporation that sells propagandized professional/managerial eyeballs to other corporations.

Public Citizen was founded by Ralph Nader and has done fantastic investigative and advocacy work.

Telesur's Empire Files is Abby Martin's exciting new show: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG29FnXZm4F5U8xpqs1cs1Q)


Like others have said, please do post a few clarifying articles, if you can.




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