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Add comment on:Drilling and Killing: Landmark Trial Against Chevron Begins Over Its Role in the Niger Delta
via Democracy Now
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 :A landmark trial has begun against the oil giant Chevron. A San Francisco district court is hearing a case brought by Nigerian plaintiffs who accuse Chevron of recruiting and supplying Nigerian military forces involved in May 1998 shooting and killing of protesters in the oil-rich Niger Delta. The protesters were occupying a Chevron-owned oil platform called the Parabe, demanding jobs and compensation for environmental damage to their communities.
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