3 August 2005

Chevron and Nigeria

I recently learned about the complicity of Exxon in human rights abuses in Indonesia. Alleged abuses. Anyway, the EFF legal director is currently representing Nigerian civilians against Chevron. Apparently, allegedly, Chevron paid local security forces who killed the Nigerians' relatives and neighbors [via BoingBoing]. (Within the last 30 minutes, Google News went from six hits to 162.)

Is it naive for me to be surprised? First at Exxon and Indonesia then Chevron and Nigeria? I guess that even though you can imagine what can-and-probably-does happen, the specifics will be jarring.

[ posted by sstrader on 3 August 2005 at 9:34:25 AM in Culture & Society ]