Justice for victims of Chevron’s Dirty Hand
As Canada’s most progressive union, UFCW Canada is supporting the Chevron’s Dirty Hand Tour, a campaign demanding justice for thousands of indigenous people who have been poisoned, displaced, or killed by Chevron’s devastation of the environment around the world.
Between 1964 and 1990, a subsidiary of Chevron dumped approximately 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater directly into the ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. At least seven aboriginal nations living in the Amazon were directly affected by the dumping, two of which have been virtually wiped out by the disaster.
In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Ecuadorian communities affected by Chevron's contamination of the Amazon region can legally pursue the company's assets in Canada, and can begin to collect the U.S. $9.5 billion dollar judgement granted to them by Ecuadorian courts in 2011.
UFCW Canada activists have joined with the #AntiChevron campaign on the Chevron's Dirty Hand tour to help facilitate workshops, teach-ins, and community actions across Canada.
To find out more about Chevron's Dirty Hand, visit: www.antichevron.ca