Chevron, Ecuador, and the Organized Shake-Down, Part V

The AP account of today’s Chevron shareholders meeting, “Chevron annual meeting heats up over Ecuador suit“:

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — In a combative and sometimes colorful annual meeting, Chevron’s CEO and chairman exchanged barbs with activists over pollution in the Amazon rain forest and the company’s human rights record, twice scolding speakers who addressed executives.

AP also provides colorful photos of colorful protest activities occuring outside underneath the colorful California sun.

In 1991, as a reporter for the Bismarck Tribune, your blogger covered a federal hearing in Bismarck, N.D., over the latest appeal from Leonard Peltier, convicted of murdering two FBI agents but an “Indian activist” and cause celebre to others. William Kunstler was there, Ron Kuby, the author Peter Matthiessen, a Japanese monk pounding on a drum, some German wannabes (they’d be bloggers today) and other characters.

Same shtick, basically. It was colorful, though.

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