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American lawyer, human rights activist

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Best podcasts about Steven Donziger

Latest podcast episodes about Steven Donziger

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
Ep. 215: Kafka in America. It Can't Happen Here? (w/ Steven Donziger)

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 60:48


Steven Donziger has spent the last 800 days under house arrest with a government tracking device around his ankle. His crime? Well, Donziger is the lawyer who successfully sued the oil giant Chevron on behalf of the people of Ecuador for deliberately discharging 16 billion gallons of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon between 1964 and 1992. Donziger and his colleagues succeeded and won a $9.5 billion judgment on behalf of the indigenous and poor communities of Ecuador in 2011. Chevron has yet to pay a dime on this judgement and instead, have brought this case to the friendly confines of the United States and turned Donziger, the person who successfully prosecuted them, into the one doing time. Mike is joined by Steven Donziger, live from his house arrest, to explain the Kafka-esque/Twilight Zone case in which Donziger is serving as the punching bag of corporate America, with the American people footing the bill. They discuss this bizarre and unprecedented case, his condition, and what we all must do to fight back. Episode Notes: Announcement on U.N. Human Rights body ruling that the U.S. government must release Donziger from “arbitrary” detention and compensate him for legal violations: https://www.makechevroncleanup.com/press-releases/2021/9/29/breaking-highest-un-human-rights-body-rules-us-government-must-release-steven-donziger-from-arbitrary-detention-and-compensate-him-for-legal-violations Slate's piece on the horrific facts of this case: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/08/chevron-judge-loretta-preska-steven-donziger.html Donate to Donziger's legal fund and sign the petition for his release here: https://www.freedonziger.org/ Call Attorney General Merrick Garland's office to demand the federal government take on this case and pursue justice for Donziger: 202-514-2000 Or email AG Garland here: https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice And make sure to call your respective Congressperson to pressure them on this issue: (202) 224-3121 Music in the episode: “I Fought The Law” - The Clash https://youtu.be/yhcreVY_qLI ****** Sign-up for Michael Moore's FREE email list at: MichaelMoore.com A full transcript of this episode can be found here: https://rumble.media/category/podcast/transcripts/ ****** --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2692 - What Chuck Schumer Won't Get About McConnell's GOP: Shamelessness Is Their Superpower w/ Heather Digby Parton & Judy Gold

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 100:09


It's Casual Friday! Sam hosts Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon and proprietor of the Hullaballoo blog, to wrap up the week in news. Sam and Digby jump right into the completely meaningless victory of the debt ceiling raise that Schumer and Dem leaders are pushing in the hopes to overshadow the complete stall out of Biden's Build Back Better agenda, with the only real political result being another one of countless Republican hissy fits over how Democrats treat them. However, they also cover what we learned from the debt ceiling “fight,” including Biden finally admitting the filibuster is dead weight while Manchin is willing to completely bullshit to protect it, and take a step back to discuss the complete ineptitude of Schumer and Democratic leadership in failing to find a single way to sway Manchin or Sinema to the point that “fringe” politician Bernie Sanders has had to step in. They also touch on the generally undemocratic nature of the Senate and how that emphasizes the dire and impending need for Democrats to do literally anything for Americans in need with an impending midterm. Next, they jump to the unabashed good that is bullying Senators who put their feelings ahead of their constituents, before they take on the recent leak regarding Donald Trump's attempted coup through the DOJ, as well as the Republican Party's unsurprising brush off of the reveal of this murder-suicide pact. Sam also dives in with the MR team on the Democratic Leaderships' self-congratulations for this punt of a vote, as well as touching on vaccination and vaccine approval updates. In the second half: Sam is joined by Judy Gold, host of the Kill Me Now podcast! Sam and Judy touch on all of Today's most central political issues, such as the quality of a Peloton membership, and Judy talks about the return of the comedy world under COVID (both in-person and via zoom). And in the Fun Half: The MR Team also discusses the continued judicial corruption in Steven Donziger's case against Chevron, Sam gives a lesson on the debt ceiling, and they chat about the Right's response to the DOJ probe into threats against school board members enforcing mask use, including Fox & Friends' call for the ever easy financial decision to switch to private schooling. They also admire Vernon Jones, whoever that is, defending himself against Stew Peters, whoever THAT is, regarding past anti-white discrimination, plus, your IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. And now Sunset Lake CBD has donated $2500 to the Nurses strike fund, and we encourage MR listeners to help if they can. Here's a link to where folks can donate: https://forms.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Tushy: Hello Tushy cleans your butt with a precise stream of fresh water for just $79. It attaches to your existing toilet – requires NO electricity or additional plumbing – and cuts toilet paper use by 80% – so the Hello Tushy bidet pays for itself in a few months. Go to hellotushy.com/majority to get 10% off today! Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Judy's LinkTree here.

The Katie Halper Show
Free Donziger With Chris Hedges, Marianne Williamson & Steven Donziger

The Katie Halper Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 68:24


Chris Hedges, Marianne Williamson & Steven Donziger discuss the sentencing of environmental and Human Rights Lawyer Steven Donziger to the maximum sentence of of six months in federal prison for the petty misdemeanor contempt of court charges filed by judge Lewis Kaplan, a pro-Chevron former tobacco industry lawyer. Steven's real crime was helping successfully sue Chevron for polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon. Steven, along with outspoken ally and activist in her own right Marianne Williamson join the show.

Newsdive
Chevron's Big Show Trial (feat. Ethan Pelland)

Newsdive

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 70:50


In this episode Sam is joined by student journalist and friend of the show, Ethan Pelland. Ethan gives a rundown of Chevron's show trial against environmental and human rights lawyer, Steven Donziger. In the second half of the episode, Sam and Ethan exchange some belated but still relevant thoughts on the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Greg Palast
The Extraordinary Case of Chevron v. Steven Donziger

Greg Palast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 34:04


Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, who led a $9.5 billion suit against chevron, sentenced to six months for contempt. Learn more about this extraordinary case: https://www.gregpalast.com/facing-prison-for-fighting-chevron/ Stand with Steven at: https://FreeDonziger.com. #FreeDonziger #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #Amazon #HumanRights #StevenDonziger

Left Reckoning
Episode 39 - Austerity's Odd Couplings & Are Left Parties Losing the Working Class ft. Cale Brooks

Left Reckoning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 95:09


Jacobin video editor Cale Brooks joins us tonight, check out his most recent piece in Jacobin here, an interview on NGOism: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/06/ngoism-nonprofit-foundation-status-quo-community-unionsDavid and Matt also discuss Sinema and the Austerity Friends defending her, and the insane prosecution of Steven Donziger.

Left Reckoning
Episode 39 - Austerity's Odd Couplings & Are Left Parties Losing the Working Class ft. Cale Brooks

Left Reckoning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 95:09


Jacobin video editor Cale Brooks joins us tonight, check out his most recent piece in Jacobin here, an interview on NGOism: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/06/ngoism-nonprofit-foundation-status-quo-community-unionsDavid and Matt also discuss Sinema and the Austerity Friends defending her, and the insane prosecution of Steven Donziger.

The Critical Hour
EUROPEAN UNION GAS PRICES EXPLODE

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 115:51


K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. President Joe Biden has reportedly advised the Japanese Prime Minister that the US is willing to go to war with China over the Senkakus Islands. Also, Taiwan's leader has been arguing that her nation is at the forefront of democracy worldwide and must therefore be protected from China.RT European correspondent Peter Oliver joins us to discuss gas prices in Europe. Gas prices in Europe have skyrocketed to the highest numbers in a decade, as political wrangling over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline dampens hope for immediate relief. The pipeline project is complete and the system is ready to transport badly needed fuel to European households.Dr. Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economy. Democrats are working on the major spending bills, as indications from Capitol Hill spell major concessions from the left flank of the party. Also, President Biden is discussing the filibuster, and the discussion of minting a trillion-dollar coin has gained enough credibility for a mainstream discussion.Oscar Chacon, co-founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, joins us to discuss immigration. Immigrants and like-minded activists are gathering outside of the Brooklyn home of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pressure him for action on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. In the absence of comprehensive legislation, activists want a path to citizenship added to the current spending bill.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice-presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss Africom. The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has begun an "International Month of Action Against Africom." In their press release, the BAP explains that "The Black Alliance for Peace's International Month of Action Against AFRICOM aims to raise the public's awareness about the U.S. military's existence in Africa, and how the presence of U.S. forces exacerbates violence and instability throughout the continent."Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net & CounterPunch and the author of "Danger to Society: Against Vaccine Passports," joins us to discuss the John Durham investigation. The probe into the origins of the Russia-gate operation has revealed a tangled web of lies directly implicating the 2016 Clinton campaign. Is this investigation an honest inquiry or further insider dealings to cover the FBI's complicity in the project?Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss press freedom. Patrick Lawrence has a new article in consortiumnews.com in which he argues "in the failed corporate coverage of Steven Donziger and Julian Assange there is an imposition of darkness, ignorance inflicted on Americans with intent." Lawrence describes the way the news and information are controlled and corrupted in the US empire.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss Iran. The US State Department has spoken with China in an attempt to reduce their purchases of oil from Iran. US attempts at crushing the Iranian economy have been thwarted consistently by Russia and China. The acceptance of the Islamic Republic into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization appears to signal little or no future cooperation with US sanctions.

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast
October 6, 2021: Pat Thurston: Lawyer Steven Donziger, Who Led Suit Against Chevron, Sentenced to Six Months for Contempt

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 35:38


Freelance journalist who often worked for the BBC and The Guardian, Greg Palast joins the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Heat Death of the Universe
105 - At Least The Mafia Has Some Rules

Heat Death of the Universe

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 88:06


Update of the Steven Donziger situation. CIA assassination plans. Russiagate further devours itself. Democrats negotiate themselves into oblivion. Covid Relief funds used to build prisons. Pandora Papers just dropped.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD'S Recommendation: ExitJNM's Recommendation: As the Gods WillFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningLawyer Steven Donziger found guilty of withholding evidence in Chevron caseImperialist gangsterism and the CIA plot to kill Julian AssangeWith Clinton lawyer charged, the Russiagate scam is now under indictmentWhat's in the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill?Why we're willing to put our votes on the line for the Build Back Better ActNearly half of American workers don't earn enough to afford a one-bedroom rentalReal average hourly earnings for all employees in the United States Alabama GOP governor signs bills to use Covid-19 relief funds to build prisons into law The Bill For His COVID Test In Texas Was A Whopping $54,000Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerfulLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it

Drilled
S5 Update: Donziger Sentenced to Six Months in Jail

Drilled

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 36:49


Steven Donziger, the attorney who's been on house arrest for more than two years on a contempt charge that arose as a result of his work on the Chevron-Ecuador case, was sentenced Friday October 1st. Judge Loretta Preska handed down the maximum sentence, six months in jail. She also denied bail. Donziger's legal team is appealing both the conviction and the denial of bail, and he remains at home on house arrest pending those appeals.

Chapo Trap House
BONUS: Steven Donziger to be Sentenced

Chapo Trap House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 26:46


Attorney Steven Donziger faces sentencing for his criminal contempt charge. Will and Steven discuss updates on his case, the UN's ruling his house arrest violates international law, and what can be done to support him. Information on Steven's case and ways to support collected at https://www.freedonziger.com/ Rally before Steven's sentencing at 500 Pearl st. at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1. More info here: https://twitter.com/SDonziger/status/1440085788759236609 Call in to his sentencing, Oct. 1, 10:00 a.m. ET U.S.: (877) 266-8189 International: (409) 207-6980 More info here: https://twitter.com/SDonziger/status/1443617319163412490

Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
9/30/21: Biden MIA, Biden Covid Polls, Marine Jailed, VA Gov Update, YouTube Crackdown, Media's Dying Breath, The View's Secrets, Steven Donziger Speaks, and More!

Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 88:08


To become a Breaking Points Premium Member and watch/listen to the show uncut and 1 hour early visit: https://breakingpoints.supercast.tech/To listen to Breaking Points as a podcast, check them out on Apple and SpotifyApple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-points-with-krystal-and-saagar/id1570045623Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kbsy61zJSzPxNZZ3PKbXlMerch: https://breaking-points.myshopify.com/Help Steven Donziger: https://www.freedonziger.com/

Heat Death of the Universe
104 - The Hidden Optimism of the Doomsday Clock

Heat Death of the Universe

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 83:11


Steven Donziger finally catches a break. Conceptual art scams again. An unorthodox beverage choice causes a forest fire. 2021 Doomsday Clock Statement. Ban backpacks, not guns. 500k Americans lack indoor plumbing. Ban border patrol horses and everything will fall perfectly into place. Guantanamo Bay will be expanded, further privatized, and no goddamn horses or their pills and pastes will be allowed. Plus, we play around with this website.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: DiabloJNM's Recommendation: The Grayzone and more specifically these two videos: 20 years after 9/11, millions of victims of 'War on Terror'Biden's UN speech shows further US commitment to war and meddling, not 'diplomacy'Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningHighest U.N. Human Rights Body Rules U.S. Government Must Release Steven Donziger from “Arbitrary” Detention and Compensate Him for Legal Violations An Artist Was Paid $84,000 By A Museum—And Delivered Two Blank Canvasses Woman Accused of Starting Fawn Fire Was Attempting To Boil Bear Urine to DrinkIt is 100 seconds to midnight - 2021 Doomsday Clock StatementNot a single G20 country is in line with the Paris Agreement on climate, analysis shows Is it too late to prevent climate change? Triple jeopardy: Children face dark future of climate disastersGun Fears See School Ban Backpacks, Forcing Students to Improvise With Random ItemsWhite House says border officials in Del Rio will no longer use horsesBiden Administration Seeks A Contractor For A Migrant Facility At Guantanamo Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it

Greg Palast
Reality Check: Palast with Steven Donziger & John Perkins

Greg Palast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 56:09


On this week's Reality Check, Greg Palast stands in for regular host Cary Harrison and interviews human rights lawyer Steven Donziger and "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" author John Perkins. Learn more: https://www.gregpalast.com/fact-injection-donziger-v-chevron/

The Marianne Williamson Podcast: Conversations That Matter
Conversations with Marianne | Chevron v. Donziger

The Marianne Williamson Podcast: Conversations That Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 39:20


Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com   Visit FreeDonziger.com to learn more about Steven and his case.   Follow Steven Donziger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sdonziger   Steven Donziger is a Harvard law school graduate who went to Ecuador in the 1990's. He was traveling with a team of lawyers and doctors to view the horrific evidence that Texaco, an oil giant since bought by Chevron, had poisoned a huge swath of the Ecuadorian Amazon during oil drilling in the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. What they saw were the results of a massive and man-made environmental disaster that poisoned the water, earth and food of tens of thousands of people. Worst of all, the evidence indicated it was done deliberately as part of an engineering plan to save $3 per barrel. This horror was not an accident.   Ultimately, Steven led a team of lawyers in procuring a $9.5B judgement against Chevron that was affirmed by the Ecuadorian Supreme Court. Yet that was not the end of the story. For Chevron - while note even arguing the veracity of the disaster - chose not to pay the judgment. Instead, they chose to come after the lead lawyer who held them accountable: namely, Steven Donziger. In Donziger's words, “The company's goal is to silence my advocacy, bankrupt my family, and intimidate activists and environmental allies.”   Donziger has now spent more than 780 days under house arrest. He stands to be sentenced on Oct. 1 for contempt of court charges stemming from his refusal to turn over to Chevron his cell phone and computer containing confidential data on environmental activists here and in Ecuador. The Department of Justice having chosen not even to pursue the case, it was turned over- incredibly -to Chevron itself to prosecute.   Most Americans would not believe that here in the United States, a corporation could literally use an American court to criminally prosecute its critics. And yet that is exactly what has happened: a show trial that leaves an American environmental lawyer punished harshly and at risk of imprisonment, for the not-to-be-tolerated crime of standing up to Chevron.   Attorney General Merrick Garland has not intervened in this private corporate prosecution, although he should. The request has been simply that he return the case from Chevron's law firm to the US justice system. He has not chosen to do so despite pleas from Senators, Congresspeople, legal groups and Nobel Laureates. And this point you and I have to speak up, and speak up loudly - for justice, for the earth, and for Steven Donziger.   Follow Marianne on social media:   Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne   Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson      

By Any Means Necessary
Biden's Border Cruelty Dispels Illusion of Harm Reduction

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 113:15


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Jeb Sprague, a research associate at the University of Cali Riverside and author of “Globalizing the Caribbean: Political economy, social change, and the transnational capitalist class” to discuss his recent disruption of an event featuring George W. Bush, the rehabilitation campaign that Bush is going on, and the importance of highlighting the crimes committed by the Bush administration.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Monty Pinger, campaign organizer with the Free Jessica Reznicek Campaign to discuss the prosecution of Jessica Reznicek, a water protector involved with the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the court's protection of corporate profits in this case and in that of cases like Steven Donziger and other activists, and the threat of further targeting of activists.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by independent journalist, writer and researcher Denis Rogatyuk to discuss the parliamentary elections in Russia, the intricacies of the campaign and political system that contributed to the drop in support for Vladimir Putin's party, and what the Communist Party's surge in support means for Russian politics.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Executive Director of One People's Project to discuss the Biden administration's record detention of immigrants, how this fact exposes the false illusion of the two party system, the underwhelming “Justice for J6” rally at the Capitol and the rise of overt white supremacy in recent years, and how the capitalist system enables fascism.

By Any Means Necessary
Climate Action Criminalized While Climate Destruction Remains Unabated

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 14:54


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Monty Pinger, campaign organizer with the Free Jessica Reznicek Campaign to discuss the prosecution of Jessica Reznicek, a water protector involved with the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the court's protection of corporate profits in this case and in that of cases like Steven Donziger and other activists, and the threat of further targeting of activists.

Fault Lines
Indictment in the Durham Investigation; The Corrupt Case Against Donziger

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 170:25


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the indictment of an attorney in the John Durham investigation for lying to the FBI, the horrendous treatment of Steven Donziger for trying to protect people and the environment, and the possibility of having transgender athletes in modern sports.Guests:Daniel Lazare - Independent journalist and author | John Durham Investigation & Justice for January 6thSteven Donziger - American attorney who took on Chevron for illegal practices | The Corrupt Case Against DonzigerMallory McLaren - Former military and unapologetic transhumanist | Transexual Athletes & TranshumanismIn the first hour Daniel Lazare joined the show to talk about the John Durham investigation and the recent indictment of Michael Sussman for allegedly lying to the FBI about the connection between the Trump Organization and Russia.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Steven Donziger for a discussion on the terrible mishandling of his case and how one disgruntled company made Donziger's life a living hell.In the third hour Mallory McLaren joined the conversation to talk about transgender people and how they can enter athletic events without being segregated against. Mallory also goes into a definition of “Transhumanism” and what it means to her.

By Any Means Necessary
Police Repression Not Enough to Stop the Movement for Black Lives

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 112:28


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Jemime Pierre, Haiti/Americas Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the investigation into the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and the Prime Minister Ariel Henry's firing of the chief prosecutor, the suspicious circumstances surrounding Henry and his role in the investigation, and US influence in the Haitian government and investigation.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Lillian House, writer for Breaking the Chains magazine and organizer with the ANSWER Coalition in Colorado to discuss the dropping of charges against activists calling for justice for Elijah McClain, the chilling effect that this repression would have had on the movement for Black lives, and how the movement organized and must continue organizing to fight back against repression and racist police terror.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Lee Camp, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, activist and host of “Redacted Tonight With Lee Camp” on RT America to discuss the political prosecution of Steven Donziger, a New York lawyer who won a judgement against Chevron in Ecuador for the destruction of indeigenous communities, by Chevron-connected officials, the employment of so-called impartial institutions to protect the profits of corporations through lawfare, and why mainstream media is silent on this case.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Danny Haiphong, Contributing Editor of Black Agenda Report, Co-Host of The Left Lens, and co-author of “American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News―From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror” to discuss the austerity and violence waged by the US at home and abroad and how this violence is endemic to the capitalist system, celebrity culture, consumerization, and the sickness that this system inculcates in us, the primacy of organizing the working class over insular arguments on the left.

By Any Means Necessary
Chevron Prosecutes Lawyer Responsible for Exposing Its Crimes in Ecuador

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 16:52


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Lee Camp, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, activist and host of “Redacted Tonight With Lee Camp” on RT America to discuss the political prosecution of Steven Donziger, a New York lawyer who won a judgement against Chevron in Ecuador for the destruction of indeigenous communities, by Chevron-connected officials, the employment of so-called impartial institutions to protect the profits of corporations through lawfare, and why mainstream media is silent on this case.

Moment of Clarity - Backstage of Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp
#664 [Redacted Tonight] - America Funded The Taliban, Stephen Donzinger On His Battle With Chevron & more

Moment of Clarity - Backstage of Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 49:18


Lee Camp takes on military waste and horrific consequences of the US occupation of Afghanistan. The military lied to the American people throughout the occupation. Steven Donziger is our guest this week. He beat Chevron Oil in court and then the fossil fuel giant threw everything at him. Now he's a political prisoner in NYC.

RT
Redacted Tonight: The lawyer who beat Chevron, OnlyFans controversy, assassination of RFK

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 27:33


Lee Camp speaks with human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, who beat Chevron in court over intentionally dumping toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and poisoning the local population. After his legal team won a $10bn pollution judgement against Chevron, the oil behemoth used a corrupt judge to undermine Donziger and eventually get him placed under house arrest. Chevron still refuses to pay up. Naomi Karavani reports on turbulence on the OnlyFans platform. Sellers were surprised by the app's announcement that it would stop hosting explicit content. That's all that the app does, so it didn't take long for them to reverse their stance. But the story shines a light on the troubles of sex workers in the US. Anders Lee dips into the history of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The official story is that a Palestinian militant named Sirhan Sirhan shot the presidential candidate over his support for Israel, but many people close to RFK suspect a deeper conspiracy.

The Critical Hour
Afghanistan Collapses Amidst Taliban Takeover; Massive Earthquake in Haiti Kills Hundreds

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 115:21


Julie Varughese, solidarity network coordinator for Black Alliance for Peace, joins us to discuss the chaos in Afghanistan. Video footage shows heartbreaking scenes of Afghans plunging to their deaths as they attempt to hang on to the sides of a US military aircraft leaving the country.Martin Sieff, senior fellow at the American University in Moscow, joins us to discuss how America failed Afghanistan. The chair of the Defense Committee in the British Parliament, Tobias Ellwood, was especially critical, citing bewilderment that after two decades of "high-tech power intervening, (the US) is withdrawing and effectively handing the country back to the people (they) went into defeat."Dr. Jemima Pierre, associate professor of Black studies and anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, joins us to discuss the earthquake in Haiti. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake was more powerful than the 2010 quake, with severe damage in several cities and a death toll of almost 1,300 people to date.Greg Palast, investigative reporter, joins us to discuss his article about Steven Donziger. The article covers the ongoing persecution of Donziger, an attorney who sought justice for Ecuadorian victims of Chevron's toxic illegal oil dumping.Gareth Porter, historian, investigative journalist, author, and policy analyst specializing in US national security, joins us to discuss an article in Responsible Statecraft reporting on the current negotiations in Vienna to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The article's premise is that the US rejoining the JCPOA was a comparatively straightforward task, and it should not have taken this much time or effort to complete the task. Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to talk about Somalia. A Grayzone article accuses the US of "bombing the very terrorists it created." It states further that both the US and British meddling in Somalia transformed the country's al-Shabaab into an extremist group "inflaming the humanitarian crisis that persists throughout the country."Greg Palast, investigative reporter, joins us for a second segment to discuss his article about Afghanistan.

Greg Palast
Palast on Drive Time: “I let the Chevron lawyers hang themselves.”

Greg Palast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 43:44


Chevron set out to destroy Steven Donziger, to make an example of a human rights lawyer that dares take on the petroleum pirates. But the oil giant also went after journalists, in one case, filing a complaint against the BBC Television reporter that broke the story that Chevron had destroyed key evidence in the case. I was that reporter — and survived with my job after a year of hearings. But Chevron's prosecution did a damn good job of scaring off other journalists. Some were scared off; some bought off. PBS News Hour wouldn't touch the death-by-oil story. The official chief sponsor of the PBS News Hour? Chevron. Here's the story, broadcast by BBC (https://youtu.be/W1FIXwtfvBs) and, in the US, by Democracy Now!, the story you won't find on the Petroleum Broadcast System. I've gone way out of my way to get ChevronTexaco's side of the story. I finally chased them down in Ecuador's capital, Quito. I showed them a study of the epidemic of childhood leukemia centered on where their company dumped oil sludge. (https://chevroninecuador.org/assets/docs/childhood-leukemia.pdf) Here's their reply: “And it's the only case of cancer in the world? How many cases of children with cancer do you have in the States?” Texaco's lawyer, Rodrigo Perez, was chuckling and snorting. “Scientifically, nobody has proved that crude causes cancer.” OK, then. But what about the epidemiological study about children with cancer in the Amazon traced to hydrocarbons? The parents of the dead kids, he said, would have some big hurdles in court: “If there is somebody with cancer there, they must prove it is caused by crude or by the petroleum industry. And, second, they have to prove that it is OUR crude.” Perez leaned over with a huge grin. “Which is absolutely impossible.” He grinned even harder. Maybe some guy eating monkeys in the jungle can't prove it. And maybe that's because the evidence of oil dumping was destroyed. Deliberately, by Chevron. I passed the ChevronTexaco legal duo a document from their files labeled “Personal y confidential.” They read in silence. They stayed silent quite a while. Jaime Varela, Chevron's lawyer, was wearing his tan golf pants and white shoes, an open shirt and bespoke blue blazer. He had a blow-dried bouffant hairdo much favored by the ruling elite of Latin America and skin whiter than mine, a color also favored by the elite. Jaime had been grinning too. He read the memo. He stopped grinning. The key part says, “Todos los informes previos deben ser sacados de las oficinas principales y las del campo, y ser destruidos.” “. . . Reports . . . are to be removed from the division and field offices and be destroyed.” It came from the company boss in the States, “R. C. Shields, Presidente de la Junta.” Removed and destroyed. That smells an awful lot like an order to destroy evidence, which in this case means evidence of abandoned pits of deadly drilling residue. Destroying evidence that is part of a court action constitutes fraud. In the United States, that would be a crime, a jail-time crime. OK, gents, you want to tell me about this document? “Can we have a copy of this?” Varela asked me, pretending he'd never seen it before in his life. I'll pretend with them, if that gets me information. “Sure. You've never seen this?” The ritual of innocence continued as they asked a secretary to make copies. “We're sure there's an explanation,” Varela said. I'm sure there is. “We'll get back to you as soon as we find out what it is.” I'm still waiting. Learn more about #StevenDonziger and why he's facing prison for fighting Chevron: https://www.gregpalast.com/facing-prison-for-fighting-chevron/ #StevenDonziger #FreeDonziger #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #Activism

Krystal Kyle & Friends
Episode 34: Steven Donziger

Krystal Kyle & Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 83:45


We talk to human rights attorney Steven Donziger to get the full story of his landmark case against the fossil fuel giant Chevron.

Greg Palast
FlashPoints feat. Steven Donziger

Greg Palast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 28:41


Calling in to the FlashPoints News studio from his new New York home, where he is currently under house arrest, rights attorney Steven Donziger talks about his Kafkaesque case with host Dennis J. Bernstein and investigative reporter Greg Palast. Palast has been reporting on this outrageous tale of oil, power, corruption, corporate murder and ecocide since 2007, when he first met one of Donziger's clients, Emergildo Criollo, Chief of the Cofan people, deep in the Amazon rainforest. With the help of Donziger, Criollo had launched a David v. Goliath lawsuit against Chevron for poisoning the rainforest and the people who lived in it — the Chief's two sons being among the many victims of the oil giant's murderous sludge. The Ecuadorian courts ruled in Criollo's favor, finding that Chevron's Texaco operation had illegally dumped 16 billion gallons of deadly oil waste, but that was just the beginning of Donziger's battle. Chevron were ordered to pay Criollo and the other indigenous co-plaintiffs $9.5 billion. Rather than pay up, and to distract attention from their own mass industrial poisoning, Chevron set out to destroy Donziger, to make an example of a human rights lawyer that dares take on the petroleum pirates. Learn more: https://www.gregpalast.com/facing-prison-for-fighting-chevron/ Support Donziger and join the fight: https://www.donzigerdefense.com Transcript of interview: https://www.gregpalast.com/why-am-i-the-one-locked-up-and-not-chevron

Unauthorized Disclosure
Human Rights Attorney Steven Donziger On Two Years Of House Arrest, Chevron's Lawfare, And A Push For New Trial

Unauthorized Disclosure

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 49:56


Human rights attorney Steven Donziger joins the "Unauthorized Disclosure" weekly podcast to talk with Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola about the push for a new trial in the corrupt Chevron-backed case against him. Steven was involved in a lawsuit that won (and was supposed to award) the indigenous people of Ecuador, who were victims of oil pollution, millions of dollars. Chevron turned around and targeted Steven, and this lawfare has been unfolding for over a decade. He'll mark two years on house arrest on August 6 with rallies demanding his freedom and end to this corporate co-optation of the U.S. judicial system.

RT
Redacted Tonight: Biden ends Iraq war, Medicare for All marches, Buffalo attacks mayoral candidate

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 28:12


Joe Biden announced this week that combat operations in Iraq were over. Lee Camp looks back at all the times previous presidents made the same false declaration about the US' extended illegal occupation of the Middle Eastern nation. Camp also reports on the Medicare for All marches that took place across the country last weekend, the boost being given to the military's already-gargantuan budget, the sentencing of whistleblower Daniel Hale, and the latest in the Syrian chemical weapons saga. Anders Lee has an update from Buffalo, New York. In June, India Walton, a democratic socialist, won the democratic primary for the mayoral race in the city. It's only a month later and Buffalo's business community already has multiple plans in place to undermine her. Naomi Karavani reports on the corruption-ridden sentencing of human rights and corporate malfeasance lawyer Steven Donziger, Nancy Pelosi's statement against canceling student debt, and Israel fighting back against Ben & Jerry's after the company decided to stop selling ice cream in Israeli settlements.

NewMercuryMedia
EJR with Jeanine Molloff--How Big Fossil Fuel manipulates justice

NewMercuryMedia

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 71:00


This week on EJR, I will discuss the role of vulture corporate law firms, lobby groups and the bill mill known as ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), as they work to criminalize dissent and nullify the right of local munincipalities, states or foreign nations to sue for the environmental crimes of big fossil fuel. The first part of the show will discuss a pending bill which will protect big oil from lawsuit due to the COVID crisis. We will also discuss the miscarriage of justice in the Steven Dongziger case. Donziger is one of the attorneys who won a huge settlement against Chevron for their crimes in the Amazon.  Tune in.  Jeanine

Political Misfits
Daniel Hale Sentencing; Chevron and the Donziger Verdict; January 6th Hearing

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 111:44


Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months under Espionage Act. How the U.S. continues its war against whistleblowers. Tighe Barry, activist for Code Pink, talks to us about the case of whistleblower Daniel Hale, who was sentenced to 45 months for violating the Espionage Act after leaking documents to the press related to the U.S.'s drone assassination program. We talk about the letter Hale sent to the judge citing examples of the atrocities he witnessed and assisted in, and how in these days, charges using the Espionage Act are levied almost exclusively against journalists and whistleblowers. Peter Oliver, journalist and RT correspondent in Berlin, talks to us about the explosion at a chemical plant in Leverkusen, Germany, that left one person dead, four missing, 31 injured and sparked fears of what kind of pollutants might be in the smoke it generated. We also talk about how the government is responding to this incident, after having to deal with the recent catastrophic floods and COVID-19 spikes in the country. Dan Kovalik, author and human rights & labor lawyer, talks to us about the case of Steven Donziger, who was found guilty on six charges of criminal contempt after having won a fight in Ecuador against oil giant Chevron, which then engaged in a campaign of persecution against him. Jim Kavanagh, editor of The Polemicist, talks to us about the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol kicking off its first hearing, and whether we will discover anything new or whether it will be just political theater. We also talk about US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi formally agreeing to end the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, and renewed airstrikes on several targets in the Gaza strip.Dr. Petra Gelbart, Romani educator, scholar, musician, co-founder of the Initiative for Romani Music at New York University, and board-certified music therapist, talks to us about RomArchive, which launched in 2019 with the goal of digitizing Romani art in a variety of fields, passing on knowledge and countering stereotypes, and the hard work involved in making Roma culture more visible and recognizing its value.

This Week with David Rovics
New song: "When Chevron Came to Ecuador"

This Week with David Rovics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 2:19


Chevron laid waste to the lands of five tribes in Ecuador, turning an area the size of Rhode Island into a toxic cesspool, which is what it is today. Instead of paying for their crimes, they abandoned the country, refused to compensate the victims, and managed to have the lawyer who successfully sued them, Steven Donziger, arrested -- in New York City.

The Katie Halper Show
Chevron's Poison w/ With Roger Waters & Steve Donziger

The Katie Halper Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 91:33


Steven Donziger (https://twitter.com/SDonziger), the lawyer under house arrest for successfully suing Chevron for poisoning the Ecuadorian Amazon & the indigenous people who live there talks with musician (Pink Floyd) & activist Roger Waters (https://twitter.com/rogerwaters) about why this case is so unprecedented & so important (https://www.donzigerdefense.com/). Donziger has been under house arrest for over 650 days in a case Manhattan's prosecutor declined to prosecute. Instead, the judge had to appoint a corporate firm with Chevron ties to prosecute Donziger.

Political Misfits
Netanyahu Unseated? Exxon and Chevron Makeover; Tulsa Massacre Reexamined

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 113:46


Mitchell Plitnick, political analyst, writer and president of ReThinking Foreign Policy, talks to us about right wing Israeli politician Naftali Bennett announcing that he will join a government of national unity, which would unseat long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and how this coalition, despite including left-wing and centrist parties, will remain staunchly right-wing in its posture towards Palestinians. We also talk about how the Jewish left in the United States and how there is a broader spectrum of opinion that questions the “special relationship” between the U.S. and Israel, and what it would take to take this message to policy makers. Steven Donziger, lawyer, writer, former journalist and environmental advocate, talks to us about his legal case where oil industry connected judges have kept him under house arrest under bogus charges for years after winning a case against Chevron in the billions of dollars, and how the trial has demonstrated the collusion and corruption between money, industry and the government. We also talk about the recent shareholder rebellion at Chevron and Exxon pushing the oil giants towards renewables, a Dutch court ordering Shell to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030, and what impact both of these could have in the energy industry and the future of the planet.Margaret Kimberley, editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report and author of the book "Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents," joins us in a conversation revisiting and reexamining the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, in which mobs of white residents in Oklahoma attacked Black residents and burned businesses of the Greenwood District in the city, how this event was purposely ignored by the people in power for so long, the way it has been recognized and talked about in mainstream circles recently, and why a deeper analysis of the events and its root causes is needed. In Our Miss the Press segment, the Misfits talk about the renewed push to find out more about the origins of COVID-19 and how it has ended in another round of China-baiting, and how countries should instead invest in a more robust healthcare infrastructure.

RT
On Contact: Corporate tyranny & Steven Donziger

RT

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 28:22


On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Steven Donziger, the human rights environmental justice attorney, about the grim reality when we confront the real centers of power.Donziger has been fighting polluting American oil companies for nearly three decades on behalf of indigenous communities and peasant farmers in Ecuador, and has been under house arrest in Manhattan for nearly two years. He went on trial in federal court in New York two weeks ago on contempt of court charges, which could see him jailed for six months, for appealing the demand to hand over his computer, cellphone, and other electronic devices to the court, a violation, he argues, of attorney-client privilege. No attorney without a criminal record in federal court has ever before been detained pretrial for a misdemeanor offense.

Drilled
Update: Donziger's Trial in New York

Drilled

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 20:24


Steven Donziger went to trial for the criminal contempt charge that's kept him on house arrest for 600 days and counting. Paul Paz Y Mino of Amazon Watch brings us an update on the trial

Pushback with Aaron Mate
Chevron colludes with US judge to persecute attorney Steven Donziger

Pushback with Aaron Mate

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 22:48


Rather than pay up for a multi-billion dollar environmental damage ruling in Ecuador, the oil giant Chevron is persecuting one of the attorneys who defeated it in court. Steven Donziger has been subjected to nearly two years of house arrest in a Kafkaesque prosecution engineered by one of the world's top oil giants. Guest: Steven Donziger, human rights attorney now facing persecution after helping to win a landmark legal judgment against Chevron in Ecuador.

Amped Up with Proud Resister
Steven Donziger gets Amped Up with Ryan Knight

Amped Up with Proud Resister

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 50:49


Ryan Knight chats with environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger about his decades long battle with Chevron and why he is more determined than ever to hold one of the world’s biggest polluters accountable. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/AmpedUp/support

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
Lawyer Steven Donziger Under House Arrest for Suing Chevron

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 68:15


Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger has been trapped in his apartment for two years without a fair trial. Hear his story. Plus: Biden and Republicans kill journalists while the Queen kills her dog Subscribe at usefulidiots.substack.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
Steven Donziger's Harrowing Legal Battle with Chevron | Jeremy Lin

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 38:22


The pandemic creates a Zoom dysmorphia crisis, Roy Wood Jr. talks to attorney Steven Donziger about his battle against Chevron, and NBA star Jeremy Lin discusses his mental health advocacy. To help the National Alliance on Mental Illness in their work providing advocacy, education and support for mental health, donate at www.dailyshow.com/NAMI. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

RockyTalkiePodcast
Episode 28 - Only 90's Kids

RockyTalkiePodcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 36:51


Aaron Nicki, & Jon learn about Susan Sarandon’s political activism du jour, share deets about several upcoming IRL performances, and recap Rocky Horror throughout the early 90’s. Global News: Learn more about Steven Donziger’s trial and the surrounding protest: https://www.wsj.com/articles/trial-begins-for-lawyer-who-sued-chevron-over-ecuador-pollution-11620664063 https://www.livetube.tv/blog/susan-sarandon-and-roger-waters-to-lead-protest-at-corporate-criminal-trial-of-anti-chevron-lawyer Community News: Check out Rocky In The Flesh’s upcoming IRL performance: https://www.facebook.com/RockyInTheFlesh/ Check out FFO’s upcoming IRL performance and 20th Anniversary Celebration: https://www.facebook.com/events/4156268194449690?ref=newsfeed Interested in becoming an FFO cast member? Get more info here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFRWlbPS76OJceQGeM1oDyIGdcGuZw0Xpk4yfRU-XprTQrPQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1mPph7OiyAGBb_b3O_tu1d0mMYoynvDTFhjlWjeU1-sd3_AtA9ViL9t90 The Francis Bacon Experiment’s virtual performance will take place on Friday, May 21st @9pm EST on RHPSLive.com Nicki Asks A Question Sources: Sal Piro - Creatures of the Night Sal Piro - Creatures of the Night II http://www.RockyHorror.com http://www.rockyhorrorwiki.org/ Script by Aaron Tidwell, Jacob Roger-Gordon and Meg Fierro Produced and edited by Aaron Tidwell and Meg Fierro Rocky Talkie is an Audiogasmic LLC Production

Bad Faith
Episode 73 - Texaco's Oil

Bad Faith

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 78:47


We talk to environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, actress and humanitarian Susan Sarandon, and 2020 presidential candidate and author Marianne Williamson about the fraud case Chevron pursued against Donziger after he won an historic $9.5 billion judgment against the oil giant. Chevron was found liable for polluting an indigenous community in Ecuador, resulting in an epidemic of birth defects and cancer. Donziger has been under house arrest for over 600 days, and is currently waiting for the results of a bench trial (that means no jury) that's being prosecuted not by the state, but by a law firm with financial ties to Chevron. In a departure from the American norm, the courtroom has been closed to cameras, but Sarandon and Williamson, who both attended the trial, joined us to give us a first hand account of what happened in the court room. Afterward, they engaged us in a broader conversation about the trajectory of their left activism, their disappointment with elected progressives who fail to use their leverage to extract concessions, and the professional and personal toll they've paid for standing for principle. Learn more about Donziger's case at http://freedonziger.org/ But first, Virgil delivers some news: After over four years as a co-host, co-producer, and collaborator, I am departing Chapo Trap House in order to pursue other creative projects. Our partnership together has been nothing short of an immense political and artistic accomplishment. And though it is the right time for me to explore new directions, I will always be grateful for having had the opportunity to be a part of Chapo, and I will always treasure the memories of our collaboration, our friendship, our listeners, and the tremendous success we enjoyed together. This separation is mutual and amicable, and I wish Will, Felix, Matt, Amber, and Chris the absolute best in continuing to build Chapo into an even greater success and in all future projects. Chapo can continue to be found at http://patreon.com/chapotraphouse and on Twitter @ChapoTrapHouse. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to join the Bad Faith Discord and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Newsdive
S2E14: Political Prisoner News

Newsdive

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 44:34


This week Sam and Shane recap some of the under-reported repression of political prisoners, including Steven Donziger, Craig Murray, and Daniel Hale.

Chapo Trap House
BONUS: Steven Donziger’s Case Goes To Trial

Chapo Trap House

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 21:16


Will catches up with lawyer Steven Donziger as the Chevron-backed case against him finally goes to trial. For background on Steven’s case, check out episodes 418, 503 & 523 For more information, go to www.makechevroncleanup.com. To learn more about or get involved with Steven’s case, or even dial in and listen to his hearing on March 10, go to https://www.freedonziger.org. You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.

World Is Burning
Ep. 27 - Why is Chevron So Obsessed With Steven Donziger?

World Is Burning

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 57:16


A story with so many cartoon villains we don't know where to start! Steven Donziger is an environmental lawyer best known as the lead attorney on a landmark case for the people of the Ecuadorian Amazon versus Texaco (now Chevron) after they dumped an admitted 16 billion gallons of oil waste on Indigenous land. Chevron have yet to pay the 18 billion dollar (later decreased to 9.5 billion) settlement, and have also brought Donziger through the seven circles of corporate law hell in the last decade. This week we tell you the wild, winding story AND take a trip to the #FreeDonziger rally before the first day of Donziger's trial. Sign the petition at freedonziger.org, follow Steven @SDonziger on Twitter/@stevendonziger on Instagram and check the hashtag #FreeDonziger for trial updates. Subscribe/follow/press the button to keep up with new episodes every Wednesday! You can also follow us @worldisburnin on Instagram and Twitter, and check out our website worldisburning.com for extended show notes including sources and photos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/worldisburning/message

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2585 - Israel's Colonialist Project in Sheikh Jarrah & the Need for Palestinian Rights w/ Noura Erakat

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 70:06


Sam and Emma host legal scholar and human rights activist Noura Erakat to discuss Israel's latest assault on Palestinians in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and the larger colonial apartheid project carried out by Israel since its inception and the United States's blank check to Israel. And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst introduces MR to her co-host Arun Chaudhary, whose new show premiers next Monday! Red state governors explain why they need to shut off federal UI, what is happening with the GOP leadership, why Israel has to be a one-state solution, winning the NY mayoral Democratic primary, Ron Kuby speaking up for Steven Donziger, plus your IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: Grove Collaborative is the online marketplace that delivers all-natural home, beauty, and personal care products directly to you! For a limited time, when listeners go to Grove.co/majority you will get a FREE FIVE PIECE. Cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove – a $30 value! Hunt a Killer reinvents the way we interact with murder mysteries. Right now, just for our listeners, you can go to huntakiller.com/majority and use promo code MAJORITY at check out for 20% off your first box. Check out Joshua Kahn Russell's friend, activist and organizer Casey Harrell who is raising money to treat his ALS diagnosis. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattLech @BF1nn

Objections: With Adam Klasfeld
Meet the Environmental Lawyer 'Begging' the U.S. DOJ to Prosecute Him (Feat. Steven Donziger and Rep. Jim McGovern)

Objections: With Adam Klasfeld

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 33:13


Over the course of 28 years in courts across the world, litigation over drilling by Chevron's predecessor Texaco in the Ecuadorean rainforest has taken countless surprising turns, but perhaps none so unusual as the ongoing criminal trial of their archnemisis: environmental lawyer Steven Donziger."We kind of laugh about this on our legal team, but I'm probably the only lawyer in America ever to really be begging to be prosecuted by the DOJ criminally," Donziger quipped during a Zoom interview taped days before his criminal trial in Manhattan Federal Court.On the latest episode of the Law&Crime podcast "Objections: with Adam Klasfeld," Donziger and one of his most high-profile supporters, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), explain to the show's host why they are both asking for the Department of Justice's intervention in the criminal case.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2583 - Donald Trump’s Chokehold on Republican Fealty & Chevron’s Criminal Conspiracy w/ Digby & Steven Donziger

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 100:11


Sam and Emma host Heather Parton, columnist at Salon.com and proprietor of “Digby’s Hullabaloo,” and talk with attorney Steven Donziger about the criminal conspiracy that Chevron has been enacting against him. Heather, Sam, and Emma delve deep into the chokehold Donald Trump has over Republican fealty, and what (and who) this might affect in the coming midterms. Then, Steven Donziger recounts the ongoing attempt to force him into jail as part of a greater conspiracy to continue imperialist exploitation of indigenous folks in Ecuador and elsewhere. Emma, Sam, and Steven explore how Chevron has been using a private prosecutorial regime and a network of corrupt judges to force criminal contempt and RICO charges on him, with the aim of undermining an Ecuadorian Supreme Court decision defending Indigenous people’s human rights. And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma encourage ICE agents to resign in protest of Biden’s immigration policy, they explore Tucker Carlson’s manipulation of VAERS as part of the broader anti-vax disinformation campaign, and Charlie Kirk recoins tragedy of the commons. Next, Laura Ingraham and Dinesh D’Souza rage against BrainPOP, exploring how Moby the educational robot is undermining the American family unit, and the Utah GOP come together to express their dearest grievances - beyond Mitt Romney - from the cancellation of dixie to “taxed enough already!” Plus, your calls and IMs!   Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: Freshly sends fresh, fully prepared meals right to your door. Get $40 off your first two orders at Freshly.com/majority Tushy: Hello Tushy cleans your butt with a precise stream of fresh water for just $79. It attaches to your existing toilet – requires NO electricity or additional plumbing – and cuts toilet paper use by 80% – so the Hello Tushy bidet pays for itself in a few months. Go to hellotushy.com/majority to get 10% off today! sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com Check out Joshua Kahn Russell's friend, activist and organizer Casey Harrell who is raising money to treat his ALS diagnosis. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattLech @BF1nn

The Journal.
Chevron and the Amazon: A 28-year Legal Battle

The Journal.

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 22:08


Oil giant Chevron has been locked in a decades-long legal battle with people living in the Ecuadorian Amazon, who claim they were harmed by oil drilling. After a $9.5 billion judgment in Ecuador in 2011, the company has fought back hard. WSJ's Sara Randazzo tells the story, and the plaintiff's lawyer, Steven Donziger, speaks about the case while under house arrest.

RT
Sputnik Orbiting the World: Post Office victims and Ecuador lawsuits

RT

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 25:59


Post offices are the lifeblood of many communities up and down the land. Offering so much more than just posting letters and parcels, it is no wonder there are over 10,000 franchisees who choose to run post offices in their area. But due to an accounting software technical glitch, hundreds of postmasters were wrongfully charged with false accounting, leading them to have criminal records, with some even being sent to prison. After a decade-long battle, 39 convictions have now been overturned. So, to discuss one of the greatest miscarriages of justice ever in Britain we invited Communication Workers Union representative Mole Meade onto the show. Almost 30 years ago, Ecuadorian residents of the Lago Agrio region started a class action lawsuit against oil giant Texaco, now Chevron. An Ecuadorian court ruled that $9.5 billion in damages should be paid by Chevron for the pollution and contamination of natural lands. But Chevron to date has never paid a cent. Instead, environmental activist and lawyer Steven Donziger has been under house arrest for over 600 days and faces US court contempt charges. We invited him onto the show to tell us about this high-profile court case against Chevron.

What Does It Profit Podcast
Capitalism In Service to Human Rights

What Does It Profit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 42:46


We’ve reached the end of our second season.  This is the time when we take a pause and look back. In today’s episode, it means looking back to our pilot episode about shareholder activism and our Season 1 bonus episode called The Price of the Ecuadorian Chernobyl. This is the story of Chevron and the decades of oil dumping in the Ecuadorian Amazon. In this episode, we jump back into this epic David and Goliath story and get to know Steven Donziger, the human rights lawyer at the center of all of it. Why are we having this conversation now?  After losing its case, Chevron is seeking to hinder the collection of the judgment by filing a retaliatory lawsuit meant to silence and bankrupt the lawyer representing the Ecuadorians. It’s almost unbelievable.  Do the math. Chevron owes the Ecuadorians $9.5 billion, and it’s now demanding $60 billion from Steven. As bankers, we are trained to follow the money. And we suspect that there’s more to the story.  We have a lot we could talk to Steven about. But in this episode, we’ll try to get to know Steven and find out how he managed to turn the tables and use the tools of capitalism in service to human rights. Maybe this is what’s really spooking Chevron, and dare we suggest might be spooking the entire petrochemical industry.

Death in The Garden
#17 Steven Donziger - The Battle for Accountability Against Chevron

Death in The Garden

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 50:25


On this episode of “Death in The Garden,” we had the honor to interview Steven Donziger in his Manhattan apartment on his 623rd day of house arrest for the baseless misdemeanor charge of criminal contempt. For 27 years, Steven has been fighting for the indigenous & rural peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon who, from 1967 to 1992 suffered cancer causing abuses and atrocities at the hands of the oil company Texaco, which has since merged with Chevron. Texaco executives had made deliberate decisions to cut costs by polluting the rivers and streams, creating an ecological disaster worse than the Valdez oil spill. They admitted to dumping 16 billion gallons of toxic waste during this time. This waste has caused unimaginable horrors for the humans and the ecosystem in this region of the Amazon. In 2011, Steven and his Ecuadorian partners won a historic judgement against Chevron. This judgement would be $9.5 billion to clean up the rainforest so that some semblance of paradise might be returned to the victims of this crime: the Secoya, the Siona, the Cofan, the Quechua, the Waorani, and the now extinct Tetete, who were wiped out by this atrocity. The judgement against Chevron has been affirmed by 6 appellate courts including the Supreme courts of both Ecuador and Canada. Instead of complying with the court order, Chevron began a retaliation campaign to discredit and demonize Steven, as well as a number of his associates in Ecuador (Secoya Indigenous leader Javier Piaguaje and farmer Hugo Camacho). Chevron claimed that the case was fraudulent based solely on admittedly false testimony from a witness that the company (Chevron themselves) had paid $2 million, Alberto Guerra. In July of 2019, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan charged Steven with criminal contempt for refusing to break his attorney-client confidentiality by turning over his cell phone & computer over to Chevron. Steven has been imprisoned under house arrest since then. His trial is May 10, 2021. Steven's lawyers say the preceding will be a farce given he is being denied a jury with the sole fact-finder being a judge who has locked him up for 2 years pretrial. The judge, Loretta A. Preska, and Rita Glavin both have extensive financial ties to Chevron. Glavin was appointed by Kaplan after the regular federal prosecutor refused to take on the case.   Steven deserves a fair trial. Share widely. Call your representatives. Make your voice heard.   To support Steven, please visit: www.donzigerdefense.com www.freedonziger.org For a comprehensive timeline of the case, click here. Follow Steven on Instagram and Twitter to see updates on his case, and to support him by sharing his posts. Watch Crude, by Joe Berlinger here.   Please spread the word. Please rate, review, and subscribe. Many thanks.   Editing: Jake Marquez Music: Daniel Osterstock

Jacobin Radio
Michael and Us: An Interview w/ Steven Donziger, Literal Prisoner of Chevron

Jacobin Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021


When human rights lawyer Steven Donziger won a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against the oil giant Chevron, the company retaliated by setting out to destroy Donziger’s life. Now in his twentieth month of house arrest on the orders of a Chevron-linked judge, his Kafkaesque story is a window into the corrupt and corporate-captured US legal system. Visit the #FreeDonziger website - https://www.freedonziger.org/ The Steven Donziger Legal Defense Fund - https://www.donzigerdefense.com/ A text version of this interview can be found in Jacobin, here - https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/04/attorney-steven-donziger-chevron-ecuador-prosecution-corruption-trial

Michael and Us
Interview - Attorney Steven Donziger, a Literal Prisoner of the Chevron Corporation

Michael and Us

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 12:00


When human rights lawyer Steven Donziger won a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against the oil giant Chevron, the company retaliated by setting out to destroy Donziger’s life. Now in his twentieth month of house arrest on the orders of a Chevron-linked judge, his Kafkaesque story is a window into the corrupt and corporate-captured US legal system. Visit the #FreeDonziger website - https://www.freedonziger.org/ Donate to the Steven Donziger Legal Defense Fund - https://www.donzigerdefense.com/

Drilled
S5 Update: Latest on Donziger's Case

Drilled

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 30:54


Steven Donziger, the American attorney we profiled in S5 is scheduled for trial May 10th, but his lawyers have filed another motion to dismiss, alleging vindictive prosecution. Karen Savage joins for an update on this story.

WICC 600
1281: The Lisa Wexler Show - Unjust House Arrest Steven Donziger - 04/16/21

WICC 600

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 17:49


Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan
470 - Steven Donziger (Human Rights Lawyer)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 57:25


Steven Donziger is a renowned lawyer, writer, and public speaker with a focus on addressing human rights abuses and corporate malfeasance.  He is part of the team working with indigenous and farmer communities in an area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest suffering from high cancer rates and other health ailments related to the massive oil pollution caused by Texaco, now owned by Chevron. Due to highly suspicious legal maneuvers on the part of Chevron and their lawyers, Steven has been under house arrest since August, 2019. Please support Steven's case here. Follow Steven on Twitter.

RT
Redacted Tonight: Fighting corporate fascism, Biden’s student debt scheme, COINTELPRO

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 27:35


Lee Camp looks into the US’ long history of oppressed people fighting back against their oppressors. The story goes back to the arrival of the ‘Mayflower’ and continues today as our corporate overlords seek to invade the privacy of workers. The capitalist system continues to try and crush the human spirit and turn workers into automatons but we can continue the tradition of fighting back. In ‘Taking the News from Behind,’ Lee takes on many of the facets of life that make living in and sharing a world with the United States a nightmare. He also exposes the propagandists representing the interests of both parties in government and the media. Natalie McGill reports on the student loan debt crisis. Betsy Devos’ overtly corrupt plans as secretary of education protected the predatory practices of for-profit colleges from oversight. But the Biden administration’s plans protect those profits in a slightly more subtle way by encouraging students to take on debt repayment schedules that will last a lifetime. Anders Lee finishes off the show with new information on the COINTELPRO campaigns against the Black Panther Party, developments in Brazil that would allow Lula da Silva to run for president again, and bad news for human rights attorney Steven Donziger.

Ellie 2.0 Radio - AM950 The Progressive Voice of Minnesota
Ellie 2.0 Radio – April 3rd, 2021

Ellie 2.0 Radio - AM950 The Progressive Voice of Minnesota

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 43:15


This week’s idealist is Steven Donziger, an attorney who took on Chevron for polluting the Ecuadoran jungle and won a $9.5 billion judgment. When Donziger attempted to collect the judgment, Chevron fought back; now Donziger is on his 600th+ day of home confinement awaiting a contempt of court trial. The Big Interview is with Jamey…

Political Misfits
Chevron’s Vendetta Against Environmentalists; Echo Park “Cleanup”; Chauvin Trial Testimony

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 113:16


Steven Donziger, lawyer, writer, former journalist and environmental advocate, tells us about a case involving environmental devastation in the Amazon where plaintiffs won a huge case against oil giant Chevron, how it then engaged in a legal vendetta against the activists and lawyers representing Ecuadorian communities, and how judges in the U.S. colluded with Chevron to persecute and fabricate bogus charges against Mr. Donziger, including hiring private law firms connected to the oil industry. We also talk about how this represents a violation of human rights, how big corporate interests can pervert justice in the U.S., and what this means for the communities seeking justice for the environmental destruction of their lands. Tina-Desiree Berg, host of the District 34 podcast and reporter for Status Coup, talks to us about the recent violent demolition of homeless encampments at Echo Park in California, the background and history of the area, the justification for clearing out this community, the methods and tactics used to clear the area, where the people will go after, what’s going to happen to those arrested, and what this can tell us about perceptions of homelessness, policing, and the criminalization of poverty. Dr. Shayla Nunnally, professor of political science and chair of the Africana Studies Program at the University of Tennessee and former president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, joins us in a conversation about the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis court and the gut-wrenching testimonies testimonies by bystanders, first responders and Chauvin’s former supervisor. We also talk about a proposed expansion of voting rights in and intra-party infighting and how young voters could show the way forward to enact change in the country.In our Working for the Weekend segment, hosts Bob Schlehuber and Michelle Witte talk about media coverage of Biden’s dogs going number 2 in the White House, the ongoing controversy involving Nike and “satanic” shoes, John Boehner’s new book, celebrities shilling for the Well Building Institute, and SpaceX raining debris over a wildlife refuge after their rockets exploded mid-air.

Political Misfits
Steven Donziger Speaks on Chevron’s Vendetta Against Environmentalists

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 23:12


The Rick Ungar Show Highlight Podcast
 The Stunning Consequences of Standing Up to Big Oil & Corporate Power: With Guest Steven Donziger

The Rick Ungar Show Highlight Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 20:19


Rick speaks with Steven Donziger, the human rights lawyer who's been on house arrest for over 600 days after exposing Chevron's oil pollution in the Amazon

Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Corporate Prisoner

Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2021 63:52


Ralph speaks to human rights lawyer, Steven Donziger, who represented the indigenous people of Ecuador and won a multi-billion dollar judgement against Chevron for polluting the Ecuadorian rain forest in what is known as the “Amazon Chernobyl.” So why has he been held under house arrest in New York for nearly years? Tune in to find out.

The Morning Joe Rant Show Podcast
A year into this pandemic, 56% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, megadrought worst in 1,200 years, historian says US Collapse like the Roman Republic, and Steven Donziger vs Chevron.

The Morning Joe Rant Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 29:39


What I learned a year into this pandemic, 56% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck — and 43% really need the third stimulus, Megadrought emerging in western U.S. could be the worst in 1,200 years, "Is the US At Risk of a Roman Republic-Style Collapse? This Historian Says Yes.", and Steven Donziger has been under house arrest for over 580 days. What I learned a year into this pandemic - Slim Profit Margins, how fragile millions of jobs are, U.S. mental health and healthcare, bad spending habits, shitty minimum wage, neither political side wanted to change anything fundamentally, protests over wearing a stupid piece of cloth, how shitty the old normal really was and the fact that so many were desperate to jump back into that old normal because of how terrified they were of change and the denial of climate change. 56% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck — and 43% really need the third stimulus - source "It's no surprise that the pandemic hurt Americans' finances. But even after a year of Covid, the numbers are still striking: More than half, 56%, of adults are living “paycheck to paycheck” and 43% say they are “extremely” or “very” reliant on the third round of government stimulus checks arriving this month." Megadrought emerging in western U.S. could be the worst in 1,200 years - source "We now have enough observations of current drought and tree-ring records of past drought to say that we're on the same trajectory as the worst prehistoric droughts," says lead author Park Williams, a research professor in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. "Is the US At Risk of a Roman Republic-Style Collapse? This Historian Says Yes." - source "When people say “This is the end of the Roman Empire,” that's when I say, I don't think that's true. This is not a situation where we are entering total state collapse and there is going to be like a kingdom of California, a confederation of principalities. I don't think we're at that kind of state collapse. That would be overblown. The United States as an entity will continue on. But when you're talking about its political system, what does American democracy look like, what does representative government look like, what does a participatory government look like? For 500 years the Romans had a fairly participatory system. It was an oligarchy run by rich senators, but there were assemblies ... Those guys did still have to troll for votes. They still needed to win elections in order to get ahead." Steven Donziger has been under house arrest for over 580 days - source 'I've Been Targeted With Probably the Most Vicious Corporate Counterattack in American History' Steven Donziger has been under house arrest for over 580 days, awaiting trial on a misdemeanor charge. It's all, he says, because he beat a multinational energy corporation in court. Steven Donziger is an American attorney known for his legal battles with Chevron, particularly the Lago Agrio oil field case. Produced by The Wild 1 Media. Check out our other podcasts- https://darksidediaries.sounder.fm https://mindyourmanners.sounder.fm https://anchor.fm/ttmygh --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

RFK Jr The Defender Podcast
Big Oil Injustice with Steven Donziger

RFK Jr The Defender Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 45:11


How Big Oil captured the Federal Judiciary to crush a heroic lawyer. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rfkjr/message

Democracy Now! Video
Democracy Now! 2021-03-15 Monday

Democracy Now! Video

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 59:00


How the American Rescue Plan aims to address decades of discrimination against farmers of color; Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, who successfully sued Chevron for environmental abuses in Ecuador, continues to fight against the oil giant, whose unprecedented legal assault on him has resulted in almost two years of house arrest. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! Audio
Democracy Now! 2021-03-15 Monday

Democracy Now! Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 59:00


How the American Rescue Plan aims to address decades of discrimination against farmers of color; Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, who successfully sued Chevron for environmental abuses in Ecuador, continues to fight against the oil giant, whose unprecedented legal assault on him has resulted in almost two years of house arrest. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Chapo Trap House
Unlocked: Will Talks to Steven Donziger About Taking on Chevron

Chapo Trap House

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 33:21


From episode 503, Will catches up with Steven Donziger, the human rights attorney who has been under house arrest for over 500 days as a result of his work suing oil giant Chevron for their reckless polluting of Ecuador. Since we last talked to Steven there’s been some movement in his case, so we’re getting an update and continuing to discuss the fairly obvious collusion between Chevron, private prosecutors, and the New York Judge involved. Catch up on Steven’s first appearance here: https://soundcloud.com/chapo-trap-house/418-the-cool-zone-feat-steven-donziger-41119 For more information, go to www.makechevroncleanup.com. To learn more about or get involved with Steven’s case, or even dial in and listen to his hearing on March 10, go to https://www.freedonziger.org. You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.

Known Unknowns
Episode 70 - Amazon Chernobyl

Known Unknowns

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 63:28


This week we are singularly focused on one of the greatest environmental disasters of all time, and Chevron’s retaliation against the lawyers and indigenous people attempting to hold them accountable. Rundown of Chevron’s actions leading to and during Ecuadorian trial: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chevrons-amazon-chernobyl_b_7435926 Intercept story on Steven Donziger: https://theintercept.com/2020/01/29/chevron-ecuador-lawsuit-steven-donziger/ Chevrontoxico.org Amazonwatch.org Freedonziger.org Instagram: @knownunknownspodcast Twitter: @UnknownsPod knownunknownspodcast.com

RT
Renegade Inc: The Amazon Chernobyl

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 27:58


The disaster has been dubbed the Amazon Chernobyl. Between 1964 and 1992, the oil company Texaco, later acquired by Chevron in 2001, was allegedly responsible for the dumping of over 30bn gallons of toxic waste and crude oil into the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. The impact on local communities has been devastating, destroying livelihoods and causing a spike in cancer and birth defects. Lead US attorney for the indigenous plaintiffs Steven Donziger joins host Ross Ashcroft.

The Quarantine Tapes
The Quarantine Tapes 157: Steven Donziger

The Quarantine Tapes

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 48:06


On episode 157 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by lawyer Steven Donziger for a two-part conversation. Steven tells the staggering story of his role in bringing a successful case against Chevron for their deliberate pollution in the Amazon and Chevron’s subsequent case against him that has led to Steven living under house arrest for more than 500 days awaiting a trial.Steven breaks down how his case reached this point and why he feels he has been unable to get a fair trial. Postponements due to COVID, judges with conflicts of interest, and a lack of media attention have all played a role in this extraordinary case. Steven calls himself a canary in the coal mine for other human rights lawyers and environmental activists who could be affected by the precedent set in his case. Steven Donziger is a renowned advocate, writer, and public speaker with a focus on addressing human rights abuses and corporate malfeasance.  He is part of the team working with indigenous and farmer communities in an area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest suffering from high cancer rates and other health ailments related to the massive oil pollution caused by Texaco, now owned by Chevron. In 2011, the affected communities won a historic $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron for the environmental cleanup of what experts consider to be one of the worst oil-related catastrophes in the world. Known for his “Herculean tenacity” (Business Week), Steven has represented the affected communities since first visiting the region in 1993. Steven also founded Project Due Process, a legal advocacy group for Cuban detainees who arrived in the United States in the Mariel boatlift. He is the former director of the non-partisan National Criminal Justice Commission that in 1996 produced the landmark study, The Real War On Crime, published as a book by HarperPerennial. Steven’s analysis and commentary on human rights, environmental, and criminal justice matters has been featured in numerous legal publications, academic journals, and news outlets.  He is the former chief correspondent for United Press International in Nicaragua, where he reported for a variety of publications during the U.S.-backed contra war. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1991, Steven worked as a trial attorney for the District of Columbia Public Defender Service. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the Fortune Society, the largest self-help organization for ex-offenders in the United States. In 1991, Steven led a mission to Iraq of lawyers, public health specialists, and military experts to assess the impact on civilians of the bombing during the first Gulf War.  The group’s report, which found that an estimated 100,000 children would die following the cessation of hostilities because of damage to the Iraqi health care infrastructure, was adopted by the United Nations and attracted coverage in more than 400 newspaper and media outlets throughout the world. Steven lives in New York City with his wife and son. (Note: In July 2018, consistent with the retaliatory litigation campaign described in the accompanying video, New York bar authorities suspended Steven's license to practice law in New York. Steven is not currently practicing law in New York.)

Catalyst Talks
Weaponizing the Law to Silence a Human Rights Lawyer with Steven Donziger: Part 2

Catalyst Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 37:13


Steven Donziger is a renowned advocate, writer, and public speaker with a focus on addressing human rights abuses and corporate malfeasance. He is part of the team working with indigenous and farmer communities in an area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest suffering from high cancer rates and other health ailments related to the massive oil pollution caused by Texaco, now owned by Chevron. In 2011, the affected communities won a historic $9.5 billon judgment against Chevron for the environmental cleanup of what experts consider to be one of the worst oil-related catastrophes in the world. Known for his “Herculean tenacity” (Business Week), Steven has represented the affected communities since first visiting the region in 1993. Steven also founded Project Due Process, a legal advocacy group for Cuban detainees who arrived in the United States in the Mariel boatlift. He is the former director of the non-partisan National Criminal Justice Commission that in 1996 produced the landmark study, The Real War On Crime, published as a book by HarperPerennial. Steven’s analysis and commentary on human rights, environmental, and criminal justice matters has been featured in numerous legal publications, academic journals, and news outlets. He is the former chief correspondent for United Press International in Nicaragua, where he reported for a variety of publications during the U.S.-backed contra war. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1991, Steven worked as a trial attorney for the District of Columbia Public Defender Service. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the Fortune Society, the largest self-help organization for ex-offenders in the United States. In 1991, Steven led a mission to Iraq of lawyers, public health specialists, and military experts to assess the impact on civilians of the bombing during the first Gulf War. The group’s report, which found that an estimated 100,000 children would die following the cessation of hostilities because of damage to the Iraqi health care infrastructure, was adopted by the United Nations and attracted coverage in more than 400 newspaper and media outlets throughout the world. Steven lives in New York City with his wife and son. (Note: In July 2018, consistent with the retaliatory litigation campaign described in the accompanying video, New York bar authorities suspended Steven's license to practice law in New York. Steven is not currently practicing law in New York.) www.donzigerdefense.com - learn about and support this case https://www.donzigerlaw.com/full-bio Follow Steven for updates: https://twitter.com/SDonziger Be an ally and take action: https://www.makechevroncleanup.com/ Be an ally by signing this petition https://www.donzigerdefense.com/ Legal Defense Fund Learn More: Lawyer Went From Hero to House Arrest And if you like reading legal briefs: Petition for Mandamus from Judge Kaplan and Preska (asking them to do their duty and release Steven Donziger) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message

What Does It Profit Podcast
Season 1 Bonus Episode: The Price of the Ecuadorian Chernobyl

What Does It Profit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 27:11


In this special bonus episode, we revisit an issue we explored in the first episode of the season and talk with Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams about her work to engage with Chevron at its 2020 annual shareholder meeting, using her activist shareholder voice to urge for Chevron shareholders to be able to call special meetings to discuss significant issues affecting shareholder value.  In this case, it happens to be the over $3 billion the company has spent evading is over $9 billion obligation for its role in perpetrating what is described as the Ecuadorian Chernobyl and going after the human rights lawyer, Steven Donziger, who was brave enough to take on the case.

Gravity FM
Oiling the Courts: How the Fossil Fuels Industry Attacks Activists and Advocates and How to Fight Back Against their Sticks and SLAPPS

Gravity FM

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 66:45


Chevron’s Carious Crusade Against Steven Donziger, SLAPP Suits and the Defense of Climate NecessityDiscussion with Lauren Regan on corporate SLAPP suits and in particular the oil and gas industry’s utilization of RICO against grassroots environmental activists. We also discuss the miscarriages of justice in Chevron’s RICO action against attorney Steven Donziger and the criminal contempt case against Steven, whom Lauren is defending on the criminal contempt charge. Additionally, we discuss Lauren’s defense of the “Valve Turners”, their reasoning behind civil disobedience and Lauren’s establishment in Washington and Minnesota of the climate necessity defense. Finally, we discuss police misconduct and crowd control by private security firms, including at Standing Rock and the way forward for attorneys in supporting and advocating for grassroots activists.For More Info:https://cldc.org/https://cldc.org/climate-necessity-defense/https://cldc.org/standing-rock/https://cldc.org/organizing-resources/activist-webinars/https://www.donzigerlaw.com/https://nlginternational.org/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Mirer-Kaplan-Complaint.pdfhttps://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/current-time/

EcoJustice Radio
Amazon Defenders Pt. 2: Criminalizing Activism - The Steven Donziger Case

EcoJustice Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 66:55


EcoJustice Radio celebrates the land and water protectors of the Amazon Rainforest in a Four-Part series called Amazon Defenders. In Part Two, we investigate the story of New York based attorney Steven Donziger [http://donzigerdefense.com] who represented Ecuadorian communities demanding justice from Chevron-Texaco for one of the largest-ever oil disasters, where they deliberately dumped more than 16 billion gallons of toxic wastewater, spilled 17 million gallons of crude oil, and left hazardous waste in hundreds of open pits dug out of the forest floor. In an historic judgement, Chevron was found liable by Ecuadorian courts and ordered to pay $9.5 billion. Chevron says it will never pay. Instead, they launched an extraordinary racketeering and extortion lawsuit against the Ecuadorian and U.S. attorneys, and various consultants alleging they were all lying about Chevron's pollution and that the entire case was "sham litigation." Chevron has turned our guest Steven Donziger into a corporate political prisoner, placed under house arrest, bankrupt, disbarred. We look into how Chevron, supported by US federal judges, is using retaliatory attacks against Mr. Donziger and the Ecuadorian Peoples, and how their actions set a dangerous precedent and represent a growing and serious threat to the ability of civil society to hold corporations accountable for their misdeeds around the world. Links: Donate to Steven Donziger's Defense: http://donzigerdefense.com Amazon Watch: https://amazonwatch.org/ Chevron Toxico: https://chevrontoxico.com/ Make Chevron Clean Up Their Ecuador Mess: https://www.makechevroncleanup.com/ Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SDonziger More info: https://video.vice.com/en_uk/video/amazon-rainforest-oil-disaster-chevron/5f35d23cbfb3245f632e3449 Podcast Website: http://ecojusticeradio.org/ Support the Podcast: https://socal350.org/contribute-to-socal-350-climate-action/ Hosted by Jessica Aldridge Engineer: Blake Lampkin Executive Producer: Jack Eidt Producer: Emilia Barrosse Show Created by Mark and JP Morris Music: Javier Kadry Episode 84 Photo courtesy Steven Donziger

A Better World with Mitchell Rabin
Mitchell Speaks with Human Rights Attorney Steven Donziger on the People of the Ecuadorian Amazon VS. Chevron

A Better World with Mitchell Rabin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 51:05


It is a tragic story yet one full of inspiration & hope. Former journalist, Harvard Law School-trained, human rights attorney Steven Donziger visited the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador with a group of colleagues and were alarmed to see the human and environmental damage done by one of the world's largest corporations, Chevron while drilling oil wells and irresponsibly letting the contaminants enter the land and water supply of the entire area, an area where indigenous people have been living for generations. Appalled by what he saw, he and colleagues took up the indigenous people's cause and initiated litigation against Chevron for the damage and were awarded 9.5 billion dollars, but which the people never collected because Chevron has been fighting, for 27 years, to protect themselves, and in so doing, have mounted a case against Steven Donziger himself. The case against Chevron has been won and a settlement awarded. But they are fighting to keep from having to pay and the humiliation they would suffer by losing to Native Peoples of the Amazon who they thought they could simply ignore and get away with exploiting this precious and sacred land. This interview is with Steven, days before he is to go before a judge in this specious and completely frivolous case against him, further evidence of how our justice system is two-tiered and too frequently serves the corporate elite and not the average American. If you would like to help by donating any amount to Steven Donziger's legal fund, any amount would help. Go to: www.donzigerdefense.com. To 'attend' the hearing virtually, currently scheduled for Nov. 9, 10am EDT, call 888 363-4734, code: 4645450. Please forward this interview to your colleagues and friends to raise awareness about what is going on in the Amazon and in our judicial system, in dire need of reform. To follow the case on Twitter: @sdonziger www.abetterworld.tv --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abwmitchellrabin/support

The Marianne Williamson Podcast: Conversations That Matter
S1 / E2 The Largest Environmental Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of

The Marianne Williamson Podcast: Conversations That Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 66:15


Referred to as the “Amazon Chernobyl," it's the largest environmental disaster that you’ve probably never heard of… Billions of gallons of toxic waste dumped into the Amazon by American oil company Texaco (now Chevron), leaving indigenous Ecuadorians living in a sea of pollution.  Attorney & environmental activist Steven Donziger took on the behemoth, winning a multi-BILLION dollar settlement for the indigenous Ecuadorians. Then the unthinkable happened. Refusing to accept responsibility, Chevron has chosen to go on a years-long attack against Donziger rather than cleaning up the environmental mess it created. Seeking to destroy him personally and professionally, as well as intimidate any other human rights or environmental activists who would come to his defense, Chevron has used legal maneuvering to go so far as to strip Donziger of his passport, freeze his assets, and have him placed under house arrest where he’s been for more than a year. Marianne sits down with Steven for a wide-ranging conversation about the disaster in Ecuador, his ordeal and how a corporation can easily twist the judicial system to serve its own needs at the expense of the people. His trial is coming up within days and in a very real sense it pertains to us all. Associate Director of Amazon watch, Paul Paz Y Miño, also joins the show to explain the background of the disaster and Steven’s case. Visit MakeChevronCleanup.com to learn more about the case, and please consider contributing to Mr. Donziger's legal fund at DonzigerDefense.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NewMercuryMedia
The Environmental Justice Report with Jeanine Molloff

NewMercuryMedia

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 61:00


Last week, we discussed how environmental attorney Steven Donziger fought Chevron in a lawsuit that demanded damages paid to the indigenous peoples of the area. Donziger fought for almost three decades and eventually won the lawsuit, but Chevron would not accept responsiblity. Chevron's attorneys then went after Donziger, knowing that these indigenous natives had no money or power to pursue this case without a top attorney. Donziger was disbarred on bogus charges and may face some jail time. Meanwhile, the area where these people live remains an environmental nightmare.  Tonight, we will discuss the damage done to these people, first by Texaco--and then Chevron after they purchased Texaco and their liabilities. This is the Chernobyl of the Amazon. 

RT
On Contact: Chevron vs. Donziger

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2020 27:57


On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Steven Donziger about the reach of corporate power. Donziger battled corporate oil giant Chevron over environmental pollution and destruction in Ecuador and won a settlement of $9.5 billion for indigenous communities. Since then, Chevron has waged a campaign against Donziger to try and destroy him economically, professionally and personally. He is on trial in federal court in New York on September 9 for contempt charges, which could send him to jail for six months.

NewMercuryMedia
The Environmental Justice Report with Jeanine Molloff

NewMercuryMedia

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 60:00


Continuing our series on environmental racism, we will discuss the case of human rights/environmental rights attorney, Steven Donziger. 

RT
Redacted Tonight: Making Chevron pay for poisoning people in Ecuador, & more about Ghislaine Maxwell

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2020 28:02


Paul Paz y Mino, the director of Amazon Watch, spoke to Lee with an update on a case that's playing out in Ecuador. Chevron merged with Texaco after Texaco purposefully poisoned the land and people of the Ecuadorean Amazon while sacking oil resources. Chevron then fought a court ruling finding them liable for the damages caused by Texaco, and they've managed to use judicial corruption to get the prosecuting lawyer, Steven Donziger, put under house arrest. Paz y Mino explains the situation and details how you can help get Chevron to clean up the mess Texaco profited from. Naomi Karavani covers the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, her ocean ecosystem philanthropy, what she's being prosecuted for, and how the notorious lawyer Alan Dershowitz feels about all of this. Anders Lee looks back at the true roots of the US national anthem.

Catalyst Talks
The Amazon, Oil and the Cost of Justice with Steven Donziger

Catalyst Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2020 48:08


Steven Donziger is a renowned advocate, writer, and public speaker with a focus on addressing human rights abuses and corporate malfeasance. He is part of the team working with indigenous and farmer communities in an area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest suffering from high cancer rates and other health ailments related to the massive oil pollution caused by Texaco, now owned by Chevron. In 2011, the affected communities won a historic $9.5 billon judgment against Chevron for the environmental cleanup of what experts consider to be one of the worst oil-related catastrophes in the world. Known for his “Herculean tenacity” (Business Week), Steven has represented the affected communities since first visiting the region in 1993. Steven also founded Project Due Process, a legal advocacy group for Cuban detainees who arrived in the United States in the Mariel boatlift. He is the former director of the non-partisan National Criminal Justice Commission that in 1996 produced the landmark study, The Real War On Crime, published as a book by HarperPerennial. Steven’s analysis and commentary on human rights, environmental, and criminal justice matters has been featured in numerous legal publications, academic journals, and news outlets. He is the former chief correspondent for United Press International in Nicaragua, where he reported for a variety of publications during the U.S.-backed contra war. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1991, Steven worked as a trial attorney for the District of Columbia Public Defender Service. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the Fortune Society, the largest self-help organization for ex-offenders in the United States. In 1991, Steven led a mission to Iraq of lawyers, public health specialists, and military experts to assess the impact on civilians of the bombing during the first Gulf War. The group’s report, which found that an estimated 100,000 children would die following the cessation of hostilities because of damage to the Iraqi health care infrastructure, was adopted by the United Nations and attracted coverage in more than 400 newspaper and media outlets throughout the world. Steven lives in New York City with his wife and son. (Note: In July 2018, consistent with the retaliatory litigation campaign described in the accompanying video, New York bar authorities suspended Steven's license to practice law in New York. Steven is not currently practicing law in New York.) Full Bio Here Follow Steven for updates: https://twitter.com/SDonziger Be an ally and take action: https://www.makechevroncleanup.com/ Be an ally by signing this petition https://www.donzigerdefense.com/ Legal Defense Fund Learn More: The Nation: Lawyer Went From Hero to House Arrest Chevron’s SLAPP suit against Ecuadorians: corporate intimidation Steven Donziger: The man who stood up to an oil giant, and paid the price How the Environmental Lawyer Who Won a Massive Judgement Against Chevron Lost Everything NYTimes Article 2013 And if you like reading legal briefs: Petition for Mandamus from Judge Kaplan and Preska (asking them to do their duty and release Steven Donziger) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message

Clearing the FOG with co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Steven Donziger Challenged A Corporate Polluter And Won, Now They Are Trying To Ruin Him

Clearing the FOG with co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2020 60:01


Texaco was the first oil company to drill in the Amazon. To maximize profits, and because they thought they could get away with it, they did not take any steps to protect local communities or the environment from their toxic waste. For a long time, they did get away with it. Then a group of lawyers and organizations worked with locals to sue Chevron, which bought Texaco, and won a $9.5 billion judgment. Chevron refuses to pay and instead has gone after the lawyer, Steven Donziger, in unprecedented ways with a vengeance. We speak with Donziger and Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch. For more information, visit PopularResistance.org.

Chapo Trap House
418 - The Cool Zone feat. Steven Donziger (5/11/20)

Chapo Trap House

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2020 100:09


Will interviews Steven Donziger, a human rights attorney who has been under house arrest since August as a result of his work to prosecute oil giant Chevron for their reckless polluting of the Ecuadorian Amazon. It's a wild case that offers a lot of grave visions of the future of the U.S. legal system, so give it a listen. Afterwards, Will, Matt and Felix goof on an 80 ft.-tall holographic Biden and the decline of American empire. To take action to help Steven and to learn more about the case, go to makechevroncleanup.com. To donate to Steven's legal defense fund, go to donzigerdefense.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.

InfluenceWatch Podcast
Episode 48: Leftist Lobbyists Shake Down Chevron

InfluenceWatch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2018 8:15


In this episode: A left-wing lobbyist loses his law license after trying to shake down Chevron over alleged environmental violations in Ecuador; the U.S. Supreme Court hears Frank v. Gaos, a case regarding the legitimacy of class action lawsuit settlements which direct the money not to the injured class of persons, but rather trial lawyers; and the Freedom Foundation, a free-market organization in the Pacific Northwest, claims credit for persuading 25,000 government employees principally in Oregon and Washington to stop paying dues or agency fees to government worker unions. Learn more about the organizations and influencers discussed in the show at InfluenceWatch.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/capitalresearchcenter Twitter: https://twitter.com/capitalresearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/capital.research.center/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/capital-research-center-dc

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin
Steven Donziger: Oil and Its Aftermath

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2016 36:10


In 1993, tens of thousands of native Ecuadorians filed a civil suit against oil giant Texaco, alleging that the corporation's activity in the country's north-east Lago Agrio oil fields resulted in the poisoning of drinking water, land toxicity, and biological defects and cancers among local communities. A young Harvard-trained lawyer named Steven Donziger first visited Ecuador in 1993 as part of the plaintiffs' legal team. After decades of litigation — still ongoing — Donziger has ultimately become the Ecuadorian plaintiffs' primary American legal counsel, as well as an outspoken critic of the legal tactics employed by Texaco (which was absorbed by Chevron in 2001). In 2011, Donziger won in Ecuador, resulting in a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron. But a federal judge in New York ruled that the judgment could not be enforced due to what he described as the “dishonest and corrupt” measures of Donziger’s team. Donziger is currently appealing that decision.        

CounterPunch Radio
Steven Donziger – Episode 28

CounterPunch Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2016 45:09


This week Eric sits down with Steven Donziger, the US spokesman and legal adviser for the Ecuadorian communities suing Chevron over its gross environmental pollution since the 1960s. The case has made international headlines as it is the first of its kind to see indigenous communities winning a judgment against an oil company for environmental degradation. Eric and Steven discuss the specifics of the case and the ways in which Chevron has attempted to use legal maneuvering and trickery to avoid paying a massive settlement to those affected. The conversation also touches on the parallels between this case and others, as well as the long-term effects of the damage caused by Texaco/Chevron. All this and much more in this important episode of CounterPunch Radio. Intro and outtro by David Vest. More The post Steven Donziger – Episode 28 appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

CounterPunch Radio
Steven Donziger – Episode 28

CounterPunch Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2016 45:09


This week Eric sits down with Steven Donziger, the US spokesman and legal adviser for the Ecuadorian communities suing Chevron over its gross environmental pollution since the 1960s. The case has made international headlines as it is the first of its kind to see indigenous communities winning a judgment against an oil company for environmental degradation. Eric and Steven discuss the specifics of the case and the ways in which Chevron has attempted to use legal maneuvering and trickery to avoid paying a massive settlement to those affected. The conversation also touches on the parallels between this case and others, as well as the long-term effects of the damage caused by Texaco/Chevron. All this and much more in this important episode of CounterPunch Radio. Intro and outtro by David Vest.

Scott Cluthe's LOVE Cafe
Law of The Jungle-Paul M Barrett with Scott Cluthe

Scott Cluthe's LOVE Cafe

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2014 68:00


Join Scott Cluthe on FACEBOOK HERE  Join the FREE NEWSLETTER HERE  A FREE BOOK of Your Choice from Scott HERE  Scott Cluthe talks with Paul M. Barrett, author of law of The Jungle Live tonight. Barrett is an assistant managing editor and senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek.  He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun, American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, and The Good Black:  A True Story of Race in America.  He lives and works in New York City.  The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest. Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron’s lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules. In the end, he won an unlikely victory, a $19 billion judgment against Chevron--the biggest environmental damages award in history.