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Chevron sent environmental attorney Steven Donziger to prison, in the what’s being called the first-ever case of corporate prosecution.

Steven Donziger sued Chevron for contaminating the Amazon and won. Chevron was found guilty and ordered to pay $18,000,000,000. Yesterday, Donziger went to prison, in the what’s being called the first-ever case of corporate prosecution.

Over three decades of drilling in the Amazon, Chevron deliberately dumped more than 16 billion gallons of toxic wastewater and 17 million gallons of crude oil into the rainforest. Chevron committed ecocide to save money—about $3 per barrel. Many experts consider it the biggest oil-related disaster in history, with the total area affected 30 times larger than the Exxon-Valdez spill. Chevron created a super-fund site in the Amazon rainforest that is estimated to be the size of Rhode Island.

Steven Donziger visited Ecuador in 1993, where he says he saw "what honestly looked like an apocalyptic disaster," including children walking barefoot down oil-covered roads and jungle lakes filled with oil. Industrial contamination caused local tribes to suffer from mouth, stomach, and uterine cancers, respiratory illnesses, along with birth defects and spontaneous miscarriages.

As an attorney, Donziger represented over 30,000 farmers and indigenous Ecuadorians in a case against Chevron and won. In 2011, Chevron was found guilty and ordered to pay $18 billion. Rather than accept this decision, the company vowed to fight the judgment "until Hell freezes over, and then fight it out on the ice." Chevron has been persecuting Steven Donziger for his involvement ever since. In an internal memo, Chevron wrote, “Our L-T [long-term] strategy is to demonize Donziger.”

Chevron sued Donziger for 60 billion dollars, which is the most any individual has ever been sued for in American legal history. Over the course of ten years, armed with a legal team numbering in the thousands, the company set out to destroy Donziger. Chevron had Donziger disbarred, froze his bank accounts, slapped him with millions in fines without allowing him a jury, forced him to wear a 24h ankle monitor, imposed a lien on his home where he lives with his family, and shut down his ability to earn a living. Donziger has been under house arrest since August 2019.

Chevron has used its clout and advertising dollars to keep the story from being reported. “I’ve experienced this multiple times with media,” Donziger said. “An entity will start writing the story, spend a lot of time on it, then the story doesn’t run.” This unprecedented legal situation is happening in New York City, the hometown of the New York Times—but the paper has yet to report on the full story.

On October 27, 2021, Donziger entered federal prison for a six-month sentence. He had already spent over 800 days in house arrest, which is four times longer than the maximum sentence allowed for this charge. Anyone who cares about the rule of law should be appalled. It is an absolute embarrassment, to our government and to our constitution, that Steven Donziger is imprisoned on US soil.

As the title states, Chevron is in the process of executing the first-ever corporate prosecution in American history. This case sets a terrible precedent for attorneys and activists seeking to hold oil companies liable for pollution. Chevron is pursuing this case—to the benefit of the entire fossil fuel industry—to dissuade future litigation that may call them to account for their role in climate change.


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This case is more important than we think.
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Carbon dioxide is a TRAILING climate indicator that ALWAYS rises dramatically JUST as the planet is going into a cold period.

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I cringe every time someone uses the term "fossil fuel".

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This case is more important than we think.
 Quoting: Delcerro


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"I'm more concerned with knowing the truth than feeling good about it."

"War is when the government tells you who the enemy is, revolution is when you figure it out yourself."

"Being a visionary is a blessing and a curse...you're blessed to see what other people can't, but cursed to sit in it alone"
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I cringe every time someone uses the term "fossil fuel".


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"Petroleum the 2nd most prevalent liquid on Earth? And we pay these crazy gas prices."


"The pharmaceutical industry kills 100k people per year but no one calls that a pandemic"


"Oil is abiotic. How is oil being drilled in Saudi Arabia from the same wells for over 30 years. Hint, it’s not because they ran out of pressurized dinosaur bones and ancient plankton."


"Oil reserves for every country have increased since 1970, despite being used."


"They did to oil what they did to diamonds. Create false scarcity"
"I'm more concerned with knowing the truth than feeling good about it."

"War is when the government tells you who the enemy is, revolution is when you figure it out yourself."

"Being a visionary is a blessing and a curse...you're blessed to see what other people can't, but cursed to sit in it alone"
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Now we are all climate change tards

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Now we are all climate change tards

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This turns my stomach.
This is Evil.
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This turns my stomach.
This is Evil.
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The matrix is real.


"I'm more concerned with knowing the truth than feeling good about it."

"War is when the government tells you who the enemy is, revolution is when you figure it out yourself."

"Being a visionary is a blessing and a curse...you're blessed to see what other people can't, but cursed to sit in it alone"
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iamwith
"I'm more concerned with knowing the truth than feeling good about it."

"War is when the government tells you who the enemy is, revolution is when you figure it out yourself."

"Being a visionary is a blessing and a curse...you're blessed to see what other people can't, but cursed to sit in it alone"
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Boycott all chevron products
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Chevron sent environmental attorney Steven Donziger to prison, in the what’s being called the first-ever case of corporate prosecution.

Steven Donziger sued Chevron for contaminating the Amazon and won. Chevron was found guilty and ordered to pay $18,000,000,000. Yesterday, Donziger went to prison, in the what’s being called the first-ever case of corporate prosecution.

Over three decades of drilling in the Amazon, Chevron deliberately dumped more than 16 billion gallons of toxic wastewater and 17 million gallons of crude oil into the rainforest. Chevron committed ecocide to save money—about $3 per barrel. Many experts consider it the biggest oil-related disaster in history, with the total area affected 30 times larger than the Exxon-Valdez spill. Chevron created a super-fund site in the Amazon rainforest that is estimated to be the size of Rhode Island.

Steven Donziger visited Ecuador in 1993, where he says he saw "what honestly looked like an apocalyptic disaster," including children walking barefoot down oil-covered roads and jungle lakes filled with oil. Industrial contamination caused local tribes to suffer from mouth, stomach, and uterine cancers, respiratory illnesses, along with birth defects and spontaneous miscarriages.

As an attorney, Donziger represented over 30,000 farmers and indigenous Ecuadorians in a case against Chevron and won. In 2011, Chevron was found guilty and ordered to pay $18 billion. Rather than accept this decision, the company vowed to fight the judgment "until Hell freezes over, and then fight it out on the ice." Chevron has been persecuting Steven Donziger for his involvement ever since. In an internal memo, Chevron wrote, “Our L-T [long-term] strategy is to demonize Donziger.”

Chevron sued Donziger for 60 billion dollars, which is the most any individual has ever been sued for in American legal history. Over the course of ten years, armed with a legal team numbering in the thousands, the company set out to destroy Donziger. Chevron had Donziger disbarred, froze his bank accounts, slapped him with millions in fines without allowing him a jury, forced him to wear a 24h ankle monitor, imposed a lien on his home where he lives with his family, and shut down his ability to earn a living. Donziger has been under house arrest since August 2019.

Chevron has used its clout and advertising dollars to keep the story from being reported. “I’ve experienced this multiple times with media,” Donziger said. “An entity will start writing the story, spend a lot of time on it, then the story doesn’t run.” This unprecedented legal situation is happening in New York City, the hometown of the New York Times—but the paper has yet to report on the full story.

On October 27, 2021, Donziger entered federal prison for a six-month sentence. He had already spent over 800 days in house arrest, which is four times longer than the maximum sentence allowed for this charge. Anyone who cares about the rule of law should be appalled. It is an absolute embarrassment, to our government and to our constitution, that Steven Donziger is imprisoned on US soil.

As the title states, Chevron is in the process of executing the first-ever corporate prosecution in American history. This case sets a terrible precedent for attorneys and activists seeking to hold oil companies liable for pollution. Chevron is pursuing this case—to the benefit of the entire fossil fuel industry—to dissuade future litigation that may call them to account for their role in climate change.


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 Quoting: Baal Molech


sad story but I lost faith in the rule of law on Jan 6th 2021. Its obvious it doesn't exist anymore
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Chevron sent environmental attorney Steven Donziger to prison, in the what’s being called the first-ever case of corporate prosecution.

Steven Donziger sued Chevron for contaminating the Amazon and won. Chevron was found guilty and ordered to pay $18,000,000,000. Yesterday, Donziger went to prison, in the what’s being called the first-ever case of corporate prosecution.

Over three decades of drilling in the Amazon, Chevron deliberately dumped more than 16 billion gallons of toxic wastewater and 17 million gallons of crude oil into the rainforest. Chevron committed ecocide to save money—about $3 per barrel. Many experts consider it the biggest oil-related disaster in history, with the total area affected 30 times larger than the Exxon-Valdez spill. Chevron created a super-fund site in the Amazon rainforest that is estimated to be the size of Rhode Island.

Steven Donziger visited Ecuador in 1993, where he says he saw "what honestly looked like an apocalyptic disaster," including children walking barefoot down oil-covered roads and jungle lakes filled with oil. Industrial contamination caused local tribes to suffer from mouth, stomach, and uterine cancers, respiratory illnesses, along with birth defects and spontaneous miscarriages.

As an attorney, Donziger represented over 30,000 farmers and indigenous Ecuadorians in a case against Chevron and won. In 2011, Chevron was found guilty and ordered to pay $18 billion. Rather than accept this decision, the company vowed to fight the judgment "until Hell freezes over, and then fight it out on the ice." Chevron has been persecuting Steven Donziger for his involvement ever since. In an internal memo, Chevron wrote, “Our L-T [long-term] strategy is to demonize Donziger.”

Chevron sued Donziger for 60 billion dollars, which is the most any individual has ever been sued for in American legal history. Over the course of ten years, armed with a legal team numbering in the thousands, the company set out to destroy Donziger. Chevron had Donziger disbarred, froze his bank accounts, slapped him with millions in fines without allowing him a jury, forced him to wear a 24h ankle monitor, imposed a lien on his home where he lives with his family, and shut down his ability to earn a living. Donziger has been under house arrest since August 2019.

Chevron has used its clout and advertising dollars to keep the story from being reported. “I’ve experienced this multiple times with media,” Donziger said. “An entity will start writing the story, spend a lot of time on it, then the story doesn’t run.” This unprecedented legal situation is happening in New York City, the hometown of the New York Times—but the paper has yet to report on the full story.

On October 27, 2021, Donziger entered federal prison for a six-month sentence. He had already spent over 800 days in house arrest, which is four times longer than the maximum sentence allowed for this charge. Anyone who cares about the rule of law should be appalled. It is an absolute embarrassment, to our government and to our constitution, that Steven Donziger is imprisoned on US soil.

As the title states, Chevron is in the process of executing the first-ever corporate prosecution in American history. This case sets a terrible precedent for attorneys and activists seeking to hold oil companies liable for pollution. Chevron is pursuing this case—to the benefit of the entire fossil fuel industry—to dissuade future litigation that may call them to account for their role in climate change.


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 Quoting: Baal Molech


sad story but I lost faith in the rule of law on Jan 6th 2021. Its obvious it doesn't exist anymore
 Quoting: diverdan01


... the sad part is that you didn't realize that until recently. Better late than never, I guess...
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I would like to hear the other side of the story before passing judgment.
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Anyone catch the timing?
They put him on house arrest in august 2019, the oil bigwigs are in the loop and knew Rona and lockdowns coming, so it seems they doubled down on him right before knowing they could suppress the story
As Rona would take over the news the next 18 months
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That's insane.
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The interesting parts missing from the stories snippet;

Chevron moved the case from NY to Ecuador, and then after they lost there claimed this guy bribed the Ecuadorian Judge in a subsequent RICO case they filed against him in NY. Chevron then moved the Ecuadorian Judge to the US on their dime ("for his own safety") with an income stipend 20X what he was making as a judge in Ecuador.
In that RICO case they demanded this Atty turn over his cell phone and computer. He appealed that order but said if the appeal was unsuccessful he would obviously comply and turn them over. The Judge found him in criminal contempt of court for not turning them over while the appeal was pending.

The judge - Kaplan "...has a soft spot for Chevron, which the judge once described as “a company of considerable importance to our economy that employs thousands all over the world, that supplies a group of commodities, gasoline, heating oil, other fuels, and lubricants on which every one of us depends every single day.”"


Bad actors at this level are often doing the exact same thing they are claiming the other side is / or was doing.
I'm not saying the judge is crooked as a dogs hind leg, but if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck?

I see feathers, webbed feet, and duck bills all over the place when I dug into this a little further.

I just still ain't saying the judge is a crooked, corrupt, bought off, paid for whore in the legal system, detestable, P.O.S. because I'm not sure I could prove it - and slander.

But...quack
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I would like to hear the other side of the story before passing judgment.
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He got an $18 Billion dollar judgement (later reduced to $9.5B). Chevron ran out of appeals in Ecuador but still refused to pay and moved all their assets out of Ecuador so they couldn't get jurisdictional access to attach - but that only stalls it.

This is a multi purpose move;
>Keeps him too busy to go after their assets with his judgement
>Prevents a precedence for liability being set
>Deters would be subsequent lawyers / Plaintiffs


Chevron is on record saying "We will never pay it. We'll fight it until hell freezes over - and then have it out on the ice."

Sends a very strong message. Also sends the message they will not stay within the bounds of the law. Which makes them a rogue criminal organization - that could be their undoing right there - hit em back with a RICO charge.
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Boycott all chevron products
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Funny how, even with all of the cut corners, they are still one of the most expensive places to buy gas.
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Funny how, even with all of the cut corners, they are still one of the most expensive places to buy gas.
 Quoting: Baal Molech


Yes.


And I have to say I don't recall EVER hearing this story reported on the lame stream media, ever.
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Chevron is pure evil.
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I'm seriously emotionally gutted after reading that. There's nothing I consider more 'sacred' than a forest, especially the rainforest. The mere fact that the subhuman bastards are so much as probing the Amazon for fucken oil made me lose all hope for humanity.

The way the only guy standing up for it is getting terrorized, makes me want do kill myself.
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Chevron and the rest of big oil should have been made obsolete many decades ago, but new tech was always bought/stolen and buried. Very evil, but what else is new.





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