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Chevron Ecuador: Steven Donziger On Judge Meeting, Amazon Watch Problem

Steven Donziger Update: 50 Pages Of Steven Donziger Diary Content The latest Chevron Ecuador news would seem to point to implicative statements by Steve Donziger, the man who cooked up the fraud-based lawsuit against Chevron for oil production it never did, Texaco cleaned up, and Ecuador’s oil company failed to manage on its end. In […]

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Chevron Ecuador | Chevron’s 2011 $96 Million Court Award Confirmed

The latest Chevron Ecuador case news. Chevron’s August 2011 $96 million award by the International Court at The Hague was confirmed today. According to various reports, Washington DC District Judge James E. Boasberg said judgment in favor of Chevron has been entered in the amount of $96.35 million plus compound interest calculated at the New […]

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Edward Snowden NSA Whistleblower No Hero, But Should Be Pardoned

Edward Snowden, the NSA Whistleblower who leaked details of a National Security Agency program called “PRISM,” is no hero, but should be pardoned. The reason is that Mr. Snowden talks as if he expects to be hunted, jailed, and punished, perhaps inviting the development of what has occurred: a ground swell of support for his […]

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Samantha Power, UN Ambassador: “Monster” Comment Was Right, At The Time

Samantha Power was, some time ago, it seems, one of this blogger’s favorite candidates to be what she has become: UN Ambassador replacing Susan Rice. What I’ve always liked about Ms. Power, from a distance, is a keen mix of fearless observation, rapier intellect, and incredible good looks. I’d also, long ago, wrote that she […]

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CPUC’s Lawyers Quit Over PG&E San Bruno Explosion And Gas Fire Case

The entire legal team of the California Public Utilities Commission charged with investigating the deadly Pacific Gas & Electric Co. explosion and fire has resigned from working on the case, the City of San Bruno has learned, leaving no CPUC legal experts with detailed knowledge of the case during the final penalty phase against PG&E. […]

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President Obama Says Jersey Shore ‘Open For Business’

President Obama is rocking Jersey Shore and Twitter with the historic declaration “Jersey Shore is open for business” today. And stop for a moment and consider that Barack Obama has presided over more natural and social disasters than any American President in our history. From the Economic Crisis, to Sandy Hook, and the Oklahoma Tornado, […]

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David Glover Memorial June 1, 1 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 27th & Broadway Oakland

A David Glover update: The memorial for Oakland Legend and Oakland Citizen’s Committee For Urban Renewal (OCCUR) Executive Director David Glover will be held Saturday, June 1st, at First Presbyterian Church, 27th and Broadway in Oakland, starting at 1 PM. “It’s never as good as it looks, it’s never as bad as it seems, but […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Ecuadorian Judge Nicolas Zambrano Lozada Skips Court

Nicolas Zambrano Lozada, the now-former Ecuador judge who was found to have taken a large, half-million dollar bribe in the Chevron (TexPet) Ecuador case, avoided showing up to court to testify about whether he really wrote the judgement for the $19 billion award the Ecuadorian judge slapped on Chevron for alleged claims of environmental damage […]

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Associated Press, Like News Corporation, Not Above The Law

The Associated Press, and much of the press that has a relationship with it, is reacting with a rather disturbing bit of righteous indignation in the revelation that the U.S. Department Of Justice secret seizure of Associated Press telephone records. The question is why did the DOJ feel it necessary to take such action against […]

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Chris Stevens, Late Ambassador To Libya, Rejected Benghazi Security

Benghazi Security improvements didn’t come because Chris Stevens, U.S. Ambassador To Libya, rejected them. That’s the latest Benghazi controversy-related news coming from U.S. Government Officials as told to McClachy News Service. It’s not known clearly why Chris Stevens made such a decision. Ambassador Stevens died of smoke inhalation in the first of two attacks that […]

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Josh Cribbs To Raiders? Mayor Quan’s Bodyguard; Oakland Workers Video: News

UPDATE: Quan And Husband Violate City Charter When He Drives Here Around. A lot of Oakland news, from the Oakland Raiders trying to land Josh Cribbs to Oakland Local 21’s video saying “Enough Is Enough” – lets get to it. Oakland Raiders Pursue Josh Cribbs The Oakland Raiders invited Cleveland Browns Free Agent speedster Josh […]

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Transbay Joint Powers Authority Sells Land For $30 Million

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority has announced another giant land deal. This time it sold “Block 6,” the parcel that’s a part of the giant Transbay Transit Center Development Project, slated to be completed in 2017. Here’s the full press release: On April 16, 2013, the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure unanimously approved a […]

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The Civic Classroom: Libby Schaaf, Oakland Councilmember (District Four)

The Civic Classroom – Special To Zennie62.com By Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf (District Four) Hi, I’m Libby Schaaf, Oakland’s District Four Councilmember. This week offers some incredible learning opportunities for Oaklanders – a veritable civic classroom. This Tuesday, April 23rd at our Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee, I’ve arranged for a presentation by Berkeley […]

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President Obama Boston Speech At Interfaith Church: Video, Text

President Obama At Interfaith Church In Boston[/caption]President Obama, in the role of what some have called “Healer-In-Chief,” and at a place that he’s been at all too often of late, gave one of best speeches of his presidency, at once comforting Boston, warning the terrorists, and challenging Bostonians in the wake of the Boston Marathon […]

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Roots For Peace SF At Center Of Historic Israel-Palestine Effort To Remove Landmines From Bethlehem

‘Roots for Peace’ in San Francisco is at the center of an incredible partnership. Representatives of the Bay Area non-profit group spearheaded a historic Palestine and Israel agreement to remove landmines from the City of Bethlehem and will travel to the Holy Land to oversee the first removal and detonation of mines. Heidi Kühn, Founder […]

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CNN Web Promo Excludes Don Lemon, Ali Velshi Off To Al Jazeera America

Is CNN making more personnel changes or did marketing just forget to include it’s weekend anchor, and all-around fill-in-guy Don Lemon? And what about Ali Velshi, who is CNN’s business go-to-guy? Well, Ali’s leaving CNN for Al Jazeera America, or a business opportunity that he “could not pass up.” He left April 4th on “friendly […]

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Oakland News: Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teen, Oakland A’s, Art Murmur Today

This Oakland News has a lot in it, so let me start with my video: Again, on Wednesday, I blogged about a black man who was an alleged Downtown Oakland bank robber. The announcement went like this: This press release was circulated to Oakland-related message boards: Oakland, CA —Oakland Police investigators released the attached photos […]