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Democracy Now Landmark Trial Against Chevron Begins Over Its Role in the Niger Delta

October 28, 2008

Democracy Now interviews Laura Livoti, Founder of Justice in Nigeria Now, and Omoyele Sowore, longtime Nigerian human rights activist, and plays an excerpt of Democracy Now!‘s award-winning documentary, Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship Go to Audio/Video

ABC 7 Many protest outside Chevron gas station

October 27, 2008

A Conflict that began 10 years ago on a Nigerian oil platform continues in a San Francisco courtroom. It happened about nine miles off the Nigerian coast. Now Chevron is being sued in federal court over how it resolved a hostage situation between its workers and local Nigerians who boarded that platform. Go to Video

CBS 5 Nigerian and U.S. Human Rights Groups Protest at Chevron Station

October 27, 2008

An alliance of grassroots human rights groups from Nigeria and the U.S. gathered at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco today to show support for the Nigerian plaintiffs in a federal human rights trial that began today.

Organizers from Global Exchange, Justice in Nigeria Now, and West County Toxics Coalition, based in Contra Costa County, gathered about 100 anti-Chevron protesters in front of the company’s gas station at 9th and Howard streets in San Francisco early this afternoon. Go to Video

KCBS Chevron Goes on Trial in San Francisco Federal Court

October 27, 2008

A federal trial began Monday to determine if San Ramon-based Chevron was responsible for a deadly clash between Nigerian forces and locals occupying an oil platform ten years ago.

The trial in San Francisco federal court concerns the death of one protester and the injury of several others who shut down the Parabe platform for three days before armed forces flew in on a Chevron contractor’s helicopters to respond. Go to Audio

KPFA: The Morning Show:

On October 27, 2008:

Justice In Nigeria Now Founder Laura Livoti and Nigerian Activist Omoyele Sowore were guests on the KPFA Morning Show to expain the details fo the court case against Chevron and the rally in support of the Nigerian plaintiffs that occured that day. Laura and Sowore’s interview are between minutes 9:29-30:48 Listen to the show

KPFA Evening News

October 27, 2008:

Listen to KPFA’s coverage of the historical trial. This is an hour long show. The coverage of the opening of the trial is from minutes 33:14-36:30

CBS Bay Sunday: Nigerian Activist, Human Rights Lawyer Explain Bowoto V Chevron

Sunday Oct. 26, 2008

– Host Sue Kwon spoke with Human Rights Lawyer Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Nigerian Activist Sowore Omoyele about the case against Chevron being held in Federal court in San Francisco for human rights abuses in Nigeria. Watch Video

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