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 US puts its oil interests ahead of human rights

The Bush Administration has thrown its weight behind a global oil corporation in a court battle against human rights claims.  The State Department has asked a federal court to dismiss a human rights lawsuit by Indonesian villagers against Exxon Mobil.  

It claims a trial could harm American economic and political interests in Asia, including the struggle against terrorism.

Wow, I had no idea Exxon Mobil was so crucial to “American economic and political” interests. 

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