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30 Jun 2016

Katie Redford, EarthRights International (USA)

"The New Corporate Playbook" for how business fights environmentalists - Katie Redford of EarthRights

"The New Corporate Playbook, Or What To Do When Environmentalists Stand In Your Way", 29 June 2016

The list of those killed for protecting the earth and its people is far too long... When egregious murders like these occur,...we react with outrage and we demand accountability... But what happens when those very governments, courts, and legal systems that we turn to are turned against us by the very same powerful elites that we aim to hold accountable? In the U.S. ... [companies] are counter-attacking, mounting a sophisticated and well-funded campaign to target, sue, surveil, and harass the activists, lawyers, and NGOs that expose their harms... Here is what we see:

Retaliatory litigation...

Attacks on funding sources, partners and clients...

Corporate espionage and surveillance...

Using Congress and the media to do their dirty work...

[refers to Chevron, ExxonMobil, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Dole, Patton Boggs, Resolute Forest Products]

Part of the following timelines

"The New Corporate Playbook" for fighting environmentalists, by Katie Redford (EarthRights) - with corporate lawyer's response

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)