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Plaintiffs mull pressure tactics in documentary outtakes *

Amazon court seen ruling later this year in $27 bln case

By Hugh Bronstein QUITO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Outtakes from a documentary...

Hugh Bronstein
January 11, 2011

Kampala - Uganda's main opposition group has threatened to pull out of next month's general elections over rigging suspicions.

"If it is clear to us that this election is a completely hopeless process, we could still pull out at any time," presidential candidate...

January 11, 2011

When President Barack Obama established the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling on May 22, 2010, the worst oil disaster in American history had just entered its second month. Oil was gushing into the Gulf from a hole in the sea...

Jonathan Tilove
January 10, 2011

RAFAH, 10 January 2011 (IRIN) - It is 1pm and the terminal building on the Palestinian side of Gaza’s only crossing into Egypt - Rafah - is empty. The desks at passport control are not even manned. Outside the terminal, a small group of Palestinians sit on benches shaded...

January 10, 2011

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, which carries about 15 percent of U.S. crude oil output, was shut after a leak, forcing oil companies including BP Plc to suspend 95 percent of production from the North Slope area.

The system, an 800-mile...

Chanyaporn Chanjaroen & Paul Dobson
January 9, 2011

More than 10,000 litres of oily material has leached into the ground in and around Chevron's north Burnaby refinery since spring, according to the company's estimates - that's roughly the equivalent of 68 barrels. The vast majority of that has been recovered, according...

Burnaby Now
January 8, 2011

For all the polished rhetoric and decorous argumentation by very pricey lawyers, there was no disguising the bare-knuckle nature of the hearing Dec. 17 before U.S. District Judge Jan DuBois in Philadelphia. On its face, the issue was whether Philadelphia lawyer Joseph...

Chris Mondics
January 7, 2011

Four members of an advisory committee for Chevron’s Burnaby refinery have resigned over the company’s lengthy failure to stop oil trickling into Burrard Inlet. “We’re not happy. The only way we can show that we’re not happy is to quit,” former committee member Judi...

Kent Spencer
January 6, 2011

Click here to listen to Antonia Juhasz's interview with BBC World Today on the BP spill.

January 5, 2011

Members of Chevron's community advisory panel are walking out with criticism over how the company has handled the ongoing oil seep at its North Burnaby refinery. "We're not participating anymore because we feel they are misleading us about the seep," said Judi Marshall,...

Jennifer Moreau
January 5, 2011

Chevron Corp. said Tuesday that it hopes to power up its quest to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the White House signaled it would lift a drilling ban at 16 sites in deep Gulf waters.

San Ramon-based Chevron and other drillers could benefit from a decision by the Obama...

George Avalos
January 4, 2011

KABUL, 29 December 2010 (IRIN) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) plans to assist 7.3 million people in Afghanistan in 2011 but only has enough funding to feed the most vulnerable for a few months, and needs US$400 million to continue its humanitarian activities next...

December 29, 2010

This year was marked by turmoil at home and abroad, including a deepening financial crisis that continues to leave millions jobless and homeless, as well as ongoing and expanding wars. But despite the setbacks and disappointments, here is a list of victories to be...

By Medea Benjamin
December 28, 2010

Analysts say a new focus on enforcement has Iran seeking different trade arteries. In the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, workers continue to load traditional wooden dhows with goods bound for Iran. The scene at the dhow port along Dubai Creek is much the same as it has...

Peter Kenyon
December 23, 2010

As Canada’s combat mission in Kandahar approaches its anticipated close in 2011, a new senate committee report says Canada’s role in Afghanistan should turn toward the protection and advancement of Afghan women’s rights, particularly in the area of literacy.


By Katherine Krampol
December 23, 2010

ANKAWA, 23 December 2010 (IRIN) - Hundreds of Iraqi Christi are fleeing to the northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region and particularly the town of Ankawa, which has become a safe haven for the...

December 23, 2010

Human rights 'hypocrisy': There was a predictable response this week from Binyamin Netanyahu when Human Rights Watch issued a report about Israeli discrimination against Palestinians in the West Bank.

"We must expose the hypocrisy of human rights organisations that...

Brian Whitaker
December 23, 2010

ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. supermajor Chevron announced it halted oil production in Nigeria after a militant group took responsibility for attacking one of its pipelines.

The Niger Delta Liberation Force claimed during the weekend that it attacked a...

December 21, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 – Chevron suspended operations of the Dibi-Abiteye oil pipeline in Nigeria’s Niger Delta in an effort to minimize potential environmental damage while investigating damage caused to the line after militant attacks on oil flow stations.

The line...

Eric Watkins
December 21, 2010

Mt. Shasta, a small northern California town of 3,500 residents nestled in the foothills of magnificent Mount Shasta, is taking on corporate power through an unusual process -- democracy.

The citizens of Mt. Shasta have developed an extraordinary ordinance, set to be voted on in the next...

By Allen D. Kanner
December 20, 2010