bm243 Aceh Villagers vs. Exxon-Mobile

It might seem like an impossible battle, but it is actually possible for people outside the United States who suffer from the activities of an American company, organization, or government, to take their fight to a US court room. And that is just what a group of Villagers from Indonesia have been trying to do for the last few years.

This podcast is to explain the case of the Villagers from Aceh versus Exxon-Mobile, one of the world’s most powerful oil companies which stands accused of sponsoring torture, rape, and kidnapping in Aceh. How could such crimes have happened? How is it that a group of people in another country can actually seek justice in a US court? This podcast explains the issues involved, the Alien Tort Act which makes it possible, and the progression of the case until now.

I also recommend reading my sources, Scotusblog and articles by David Corn of the nation, among others.


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2 thoughts on “bm243 Aceh Villagers vs. Exxon-Mobile

  • January 14, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I really liked the style of this episode, thanks for reporting. Please keep mixing it up, too many interview style shows in a row can get a bit tiresome imo.

  • January 17, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I really like your solo shows, and this episode in particular was one of your best. It requires full attention, and after two minutes I had to stop doing other things and just focus on listening. There aren’t many other podcasts that I can say the same thing about.

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