Amazon Watch Tied To Steven Donziger Chevron Fraud. The Amazon Post Blog has a great entry that ties Amazon Watch to the doings of Steven Donziger, the lead plaintiffs lawyer master-mind behind the fraudulent lawsuit against Chevron, claiming the American Oil Company polluted Ecuador, when the real culprit was the state-run PetroEcuador oil company. The Amazon Post states: Donziger and his associates – including Amazon Watch – knowingly disseminated unsubstantiated and false accusations of environmental damage in an effort to pressure Chevron into a settlement. (See pp. 380-381 of the court’s opinion here.) Amazon Watch allowed Mr. Donziger to use its name to promote his scheme, and Mr. Donziger ghostwrote Amazon Watch press releases, memos and other materials that contained inaccurate and misleading information about Chevron. (See p. 52 of the court’s opinion here.) Donziger and his team, including Amazon Watch, transmitted false information to various media outlets, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Attorney General. See: http://ift.tt/1EGZXj0
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Hires Jean Quan (Lirpa Sloof) http://ift.tt/1F33vHo Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to work for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf? Yes! On March 30th, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf sent out a tweet announcing she was taking applications for a Policy Director for Youth and Education, or 'Youth Policy Director.'