Archive for October, 2007

Enclosures, Oil and the Junta

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

This is a clip from the new film “total denial” interviewing villagers in Burma and documenting oil companies collusion with military junta. Yet another story of modern enclosures, and capital’s accumulation. Interesting exhange between Chevron’s attorney and Californian Judge. “Chevron is one of the largest foreign investors in Burma and is the only remaining major U.S. corporation with a significant presence there. In 2005, Chevron bought the company Unocal weeks after the latter settled a lawsuit accusing it of assisting the Burmese military junta in the torture, murder and rape of villagers during construction of a pipeline.” See Democracy Now