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  • Sal Camarillo
    ... From: Corine Subject: AIM SB co-sponsoring Free Screening of Crude- 5:30 pm - This Wed 2/8/2012 @UCSB To: Aim So california
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 7, 2012

    --- On Tue, 2/7/12, Corine <corine68@...> wrote:

    From: Corine <corine68@...>
    Subject: AIM SB co-sponsoring Free Screening of Crude- 5:30 pm - This Wed 2/8/2012 @UCSB
    To: "Aim So california" <aimsocalifornia@...>
    Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 11:45 AM

    Please distribute and share with your elists!




    "Joe Berlinger's provocative documentary explores the ongoing battle waged by 30,000 indigenous Ecuadorians and their lawyers against Chevron for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon, a catastrophe dubbed the 'Amazon Chernobyl.'" (excerpt taking from Netflix).


    Date: Wednesday, February 8th

    Time: 5:30 pm 

    Place: Bren Hall, 1414 UCSB



    This is a great film, not to be missed!


    We will make the movie experience complete by having popcorn!!!

    Prior to the start of the movie, representatives from BSSC, GOO! and AIM will be there to have a brief discussion.  Before and after the screening, attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions and give their comments. 


    The landmark case takes place in the Amazon jungle of Ecuador , pitting 30,000 indigenous and colonial rainforest dwellers against the U.S. oil giant Chevron. The plaintiffs claim that Texaco – which merged with Chevron in 2001 – spent three decades systematically contaminating one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, poisoning the water, air and land. The plaintiffs allege that the pollution has created a “death zone” in an area the size of the Rhode Island , resulting in increased rates of cancer, leukemia, birth defects, and a multiplicity of other health ailments. They further allege that the oil operations in the region contributed to the destruction of indigenous peoples and irrevocably impacted their traditional way of life. Chevron vociferously fights the claims, charging that the case is a complete fabrication, perpetrated by “environmental con men” who are seeking to line their pockets with the company’s billions.


    If you have any questions, please email  daniellestorz@...



    AIM Santa Barbara / Southern California



    Bren School Sustainability Club



    Get Oil Out



    Wopila Tanka/Thank you,
    Corine Fairbanks
    American Indian Movement Southern California

    "Support your local AIM chapter"

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