|04-24-2012, 08:56 AM||#1|
I'm gay for the Broncos!
Join Date: Oct 2005
all @ same time
Supreme Court refuses to hold Chevron accountable for murder
Last week the US Supreme Court ruled that corporations cannot be sued under the Torture Victim Protection Act.
Today, the court turned away an appeal by Nigerians seeking to hold Chevron accountable for the murder of protesters in the Niger Delta.
Summary of the case: 100 workers staged a sit-in on a barge in the Niger Delta to air their grievances. The workers requested that Chevron pay for using their oil rich land - in part, they wanted Chevron's help to build schools and hospitals, jobs for more members of their community, and compensation for the substantial pollution to their environment.
A Chevron liaison talked to the elders of the community, and told them company officials would return in a few days to discuss their grievances. Four days later, Chevron helicopters flew in, carrying Nigerian police who killed two protestors. Later, in the villages of Opia and Ikenyan, Nigerian soldiers were flown in on Chevron helicopters and attacked the villages killing several people.
Evidence was later uncovered that the Nigerian soldiers and police were paid by Chevron.
|04-24-2012, 09:14 AM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2001
Wait, aren't corporations people? So...can't we have TX execute one?
|04-24-2012, 11:06 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Twixt Hell & Highwater
So, corporations get freedom of speech, but are immune to prosecution? What a deal.
Henry Ford did the same thing, right here in the good ole USA. He had a bunch of hired thugs who machine gunned strikers. Republicans can't wait to take us back to those days.
Last edited by Rohirrim; 04-24-2012 at 11:11 AM..