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Oxfam Campaign/Petition: Tell Chevron to Come Clean & Open the Books on Secret Payments...

Business  (tags: Chevron, secret payments, >$40B, disclosure, come clean, Oxfam, payoffs, drilling, international govts, poor communities, , their fair share, development, schools, health care, food programs )

- 3323 days ago -
So that the World can Follow the $$ & help Put it Toward Real Development. Chevron paid >$40B to diff govts round the world, but won't say how much each country got. They drill in places where millions of families struggle on <$1/day; food, healthcare, ed


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Edwin M (346)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 12:22 pm
I will never understand how governments can watch their people die from starvation or lack of medical care while those running the governments live a life of luxury. Those companies such as Chevron are just as guilty of these crimes as the governments themselves.

Marianna M. (6)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 3:09 pm

linda b (186)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 3:57 pm
I totally agree with Edwin. Thank You.

Alice B (241)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 5:05 pm
NOTED! I am sick and tired of people who 'admire' these crapitalist creeps who are destroying our Planet for quick-and-dirty profits. Their "offshore" activities' goal = HUGE OFFSHORE BANK ACCOUNTS.

Robert T (62)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 7:16 pm
Signed. Another oil company without ethics.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 7:51 pm
Thanks. Peasant Di there was some kind of connection problem so I couldn't sign.

Anne P (174)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 8:15 pm
DARN - I couldn't sign either, due to an error with the petition link.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 8:23 pm
Thanks for post.

Jillyan B. (0)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 8:24 pm
Everytime I see the Chevron add it makes me disgusted as it claims to promote clean, green energy.

Thursday May 13, 2010, 8:44 pm
is there anywhere in this world of ours that is free of corruption and greed!!!!!!!!!?????????????

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 11:06 pm
The links to the petition in the submitted text do not work.

Here is the link to the Oxfam petition

Hope you'll all come back & sign now!

Thursday May 13, 2010, 11:23 pm
I tried to sign, but it must be just for Americans, as my postal code was not accepted.....boooooo....sorry

Antonio Amador (60)
Friday May 14, 2010, 3:29 am
Noted. Thank you for sharing

Naoko i (257)
Friday May 14, 2010, 8:31 am
Thanks for posting. It might be "just for Americans," but I signed anyway, using 5 digit postal code. My real postal code is 7 digit, but it was 5 digit some years ago. So not a total lie...

Patricia C (96)
Friday May 14, 2010, 8:57 am
Gladly signed, thank you PeasantDiva.

Elle S (6)
Friday May 14, 2010, 9:42 am
thanks for the info

Past Member (0)
Friday May 14, 2010, 3:23 pm
Edwin, ur the bomb! & much Thanks to PeasantDi. :)

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Friday May 14, 2010, 11:28 pm
Noted, thanks.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 2:28 am
Good work, Naoko ! All you need to sign is a 5- or 9-digit zip / postal code; the petition doesn't require being American, just having a 5- or 9-digit zip code or postal code, so SIGN BABY SIGN !

Thank you, all you signers!

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 3:17 am
I just got an update from Public Citizen who are running a campaign against "the disastrous Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts [of UNdisclosed money] supporting or attacking political candidates." This is the ruling that says a corporation is just like a person!

Here's why we need disclosure -- The negative effects of this decision are already being felt:
A shadowy right-wing group is spending megabucks to run ads against a challenger to Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), who is trying to keep her seat in an upcoming primary. Americans for Job Security, whose funding sources are unknown, has spent $1.5 million on attack ads against Lincoln's challenger, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. The trouble is, no one can say just who is paying for those ads. Halter has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against the group.

From Public Citizen's Issue #12 • May 14, 2010
e-newsletter about the intersection of money and politics:

Stunning Statistic of the Week:

$500,000: Cost of a safety device that could have prevented the BP oil disaster. BP opted not to buy it.

$14 billion: BP's profits in 2009 (as shown in their Annual Review 2009 in pdf)

Mike M (8)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 4:35 am
Noted Smile your getting screwed

Claire Guidet (0)
Saturday May 15, 2010, 3:48 pm
BP, Chevron, Talisman Energy, Total, Shell... no respect for humans and nature

Tom W (24)
Sunday May 16, 2010, 8:12 pm
I would never support anything to do with Oxfam - They are a scam an donce found to take 82 percent for their administration - big cars and houses for the directors.

paul l (2)
Tuesday May 18, 2010, 12:43 am
Well, I know very little about Oxfam and Tom W. may well be right.
This time however they are onto a worthwhile cause.
If they can get Chevron to open up, who are we to criticise their efforts!

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 3:37 am
I, too, am not aware of criticism against Oxfam and how much of their donations go for their administrative staff, as opposed to the worthy projects they initiate & carry out.

They cannot be that bad, though, because Annie Lennox, that wonderful singer, who is also a great, dedicated activist, has been working with them for some years, as Oxfam Global Ambassador, since at least 2007. She has spearheaded the ongoing SING project, since 2007, to raise money for a South African HIV and AIDS organization, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), & is particularly active on behalf of HIV / AIDS women and children, AIDS orphans. Nelson Mandela has participated in the 'SING' campaign: And, another example,

Most recently, she has once again joined forces with Oxfam in a new initiative to raise money by getting top stars to donate their gala-event or concert clothes. I just recently saw a video about it:

She has been instrumental in getting "A-list stars (to join) Oxfam and Selfridges to create, set-up, stock and staff Britain’s biggest charity pop-up shop. Funds raised by the shop will be supporting Oxfam’s women’s projects across the world including Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of Congo, West Africa and South Africa. These projects protect, support and empower vulnerable women: campaigning against violence, empowering them to fight HIV and AIDS and offering the poorest girls the chance of education.

If Annie Lennox is spending so much of her i-assume precious time on Oxfam projects, they must be doing very good work.
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