Training Session on State Investor Arbitration in the Chevron Ecuador Case a success

Every struggle is important for the working class struggle. But that one is such important that entire world might get accountable because it is planet matter. In other words, our survival depend how far natives people will go in their struggle against capitalists to defend and protect our land.


On Saturday June 6th Author and Specialist on State Investor Arbitration Gus Van Harten did a presentation on the history of state investor arbitration as a tool for neo colonialism in terms of bi lateral agreements with a focus on the current political struggle in Ecuador to hold Chevron accountable for the damage that they have committed to the lands and people that inhabit the areas destroyed by Chevron pollution.

The workshop began by talking about the role bi lateral treaties played in codifying and legalizing the theft of resources from nations throwing off the shackles of colonialism. Through setting up laws that defend colonialist plunder through opposing land reforms, nationalization of resources that should be state owned as a result of the importance they play in economic sovereignty and defending wealth and profit at the expense of people political will, these trade agreements and acts are used as a…

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