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Did ExxonMobil Pay Torturers?


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Cal
- 643 days ago - motherjones.com
The oil giant has long said it has no responsibility for atrocities committed by the government soldiers it hired to protect its plant in Indonesia. Now the issue could be headed to the Supreme Court.



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TomCat S. (287)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 8:23 am
I am convinced that they did, but expect the fascist five to side with Exxon.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:56 pm
They may not take any responsibility, but they certainly WERE responsible!!!
 

John B. (215)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 5:15 pm
Thanks cal for the link to the article by Ian T. Shearn and Laird Townsend. There is no doubt in my mind Exxon knew about this and as the employer is ultimately responsible. Kudos to Federal District Court Judge Louis Oberdorfer for ordering Exxon to stand trail for these atrocities. I, like TomCat think the the "Unholy Five w"ill side with Exxon. Read and noted.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 3:03 am
Seems like EXXON Mobile wants it both ways. They're an individual for Citizens United, but a corporation for Alien Torts!
Human beings would be endlessly amusing if all this did not cause so much suffering.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 5:33 am
Noted.
 

lee e. (114)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 12:10 pm
What a travesty, how long must the world be exploited by these bleeping Plutocrats! There seems to be no end to the bodies left in their wake!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 5:02 pm
Noted. Yes, Tom, SCOTUS will probably rule for the corporations, as usual. Alexandra has it right. It's all coming down to who will provide justice for the people when these TransNational corps. do harm? As they gain more and more power over every spot of land on Earth, we the people will have to respond.
 

ellen m. (233)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:16 am
I'm sure they did, just as i'm sure Chevron has also done in South America.
Their sense of entitlement and enormous legal budget have continuously bought them all the protection from the atrocities they unleash on both the peoples and the environments of the regions they choose to control.

And now POTUS gets their shot at them....and i to believe they will be shooting blanks.
Another thing to think about when you go to the polls - there may well be judges retiring in the next 4 years.
I think this is one of the most important, under discussed reasons for voting democrat!
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:15 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Frans Badenhorst (546)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:36 am
it won't have anything to do with money perhaps........?.......
 

john byrne (52)
Monday October 8, 2012, 9:46 am
just like shell had no input into the murders in Nigeria and the jailing of the Irish in the west of Ireland who are trying to protect their homes & ocean.GREED KNOWS NO BOUNDS.
 

Mary Donnelly (46)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:31 pm
Thanks Cal--If this one gets to the Supreme Court I shall be interested in its decision.
 

Ray M. (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:52 pm
I'm sure if the criminals Cheney/Rummy instructed them to do so.
 

Rin S. (10)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:58 am
I have no doubt in my mind that Exxon did indeed pay those torturers. They need to pay for what they did.
 

Klaus Peters (9)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 8:40 am
I would not be surprised at all if Exxon/Mobil were involved, oil companies are always involved, always have been and always will be to maintain their huge profit margins. They never think of the human factor only their huge hip pockets. But it will end for them eventually, people are waking up to these criminals.
 
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