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Activists gather for Chevron shareholders meeting

For many Chevron Corp. investors, Wednesday's annual shareholders meeting in San Ramon represents a chance to hear top management extol their company's profit and plans for the future.

For activists drawn to the meeting from around the world, it's a chance to confront a company they say has poisoned their land, water and air.

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San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rainwater Harvesting in the Amazon Cleans up Where Oil Left its Mark

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ClearWater has already installed 70 rainwater-harvesting systems in villages that border the Agua Rico river. Four tribes are working to coordinate the installations—picking which sites will be first in line for the systems, putting them in, and training families to maintain them. And this week, with support from international NGOs like the Rainforest Action Network, Groundwork Opportunities, and Amazon Watch, the group launched a campaign to raise awareness, but more importantly, funding. The ultimate goal is to raise at least $2 million.

Good Magazine
Friday, May 25, 2012

Chevron’s Leading Critics From Brazil to Ecuador Expose Oil Giant's Abuses

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

San Francisco, CA – At a press conference today, labor and community leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Angola, California and Texas revealed the true cost of Chevron’s operations in the places where they live. 

They will take their message to Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, May 30 where they will make clear that those paying the price for Chevron’s profits will no longer tolerate or subsidize its bad corporate citizenship and negligent, risky and dangerous operations. 

Chevron’s Shareholder Meeting Moment of Truth

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

The True Cost of Chevron.com

Media Advisory

May 29: 9am pst Tele Press Conference & 6pm Teach-In

(800) 862-9098; (785) 424-1051 Conference ID: RAINFOREST

May 30: 8am pst Shareholder Revolt and Mass Public Protest

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Amazonian Tribes Launch Water Project Amidst Legal Battle

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Innovative direct relief project to provide drinking water to thousands in Ecuador

Actor Campbell Scott endorses water project, narrates ClearWater video

SAN FRANCISCO— After decades of health issues and legal battles, indigenous communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon have joined with humanitarian and environmental groups to launch ClearWater, a locally led effort to provide clean water to impacted communities. 

Bank of America Now Target of Fake Press Release

There is a Brian Moynihan imposter on the loose.

This morning a quite realistic-looking press release said the bank has launched a new campaign — “Your Bank of America.” Dressed in BofA’s famed “flagstaff” logos and color–it’s even the right fonts–the “release” says the bank is on a quest to find out how banking should happen and wants America’s help.

On a related website, yourbofa.com, a letter purporting to be from CEO Brian Moynihan kicks off with “Today, it’s time to acknowledge that our Bank isn’t working anymore.”

Wall Street Journal Blog
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Parody site puts Bank of America in your hands

What would Bank of America look like if it were owned by its customers?

YourBofA.com, a parody site launched this week, lets the crowd take a stab at answering that question. Mimicking the real Bank of America site's look, it takes scathing aim at the bank's missteps and invites visitors to share their ideas about what a taxpayer-owned Bank of America should do. Several thousand contributors have already sent in suggestions.

CNNMoney
Friday, April 20, 2012

Protesters Take Aim At Wells Fargo's Annual Shareholder Meeting

Becky Tarbotton, an executive director of the Rainforest Action Network, called Wells Fargo "one of the worst corporate offenders" when it comes to tax payments and other issues. "The Occupy movements has opened a real space to talk about inequality and corporate power in this country. We are channeling that energy into focused pressure" at annual meetings, she said during a conference call with reporters on Monday.

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Fox Business
Monday, April 23, 2012

Ninety-Nine Percent Power: Activists Ready To Crash Wells Fargo, General Electric Shareholder Meetings

Tomorrow, organizers are hitting Wells Fargo's shareholder meeting. Rebecca Tarbotton, executive director of the Rainforest Action Network, said they expect 2,000 demonstrators including 100 clergy. They plan on circling the building where the meeting is set to take place, "non-violent blockades," sit-ins inside the building, as well as placing activists inside the shareholder meeting.

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Huffington Post
Monday, April 23, 2012