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Wednesday, May. 14, 2008 at 7:05 AM
LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2008 – Environmental activists from AmazonWatch with support from the LA Greens and other local groups paid a visit to Occidental Petroleum’s corporate headquarters. Activists are demanding that Oxy pay for the clean up of an area of the Amazon home to the Achuar people. Oxy is blamed for the poisoning of an entire ecosystem that the Achuar depend on for their survival.
Uploaded is selected audio recorded at the protest.
Part 1 is an unidentified Spanish speaker from Peru, with translation by Mitch Anderson of AmazonWatch Part 2 is an excerpt of an impromptu press conference on the street with Atossa Soltani, executive director of Amazon Watch. Part 3 is actress and activist Daryl Hannah addressing the crowd in front of Oxy building.
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