Join us May 10th - 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY at 8:30 am ET to rally in support of Donziger.
The movement to make Chevron clean up the billions of gallons of toxic oil waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon has reached a new level. Threatened by the growing attention and efforts to enforce the $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment, Chevron is once again using the legal system to attack its critics. It remains fixed on demonizing human rights lawyer, Steven Donziger. On Monday, May 10 the trial Chevron orchestrated to criminalize Donziger will begin.
Donziger has been held on pre-trial home detention for 20 months awaiting a trial that has been called an outrageous abuse of power and violation of Donziger’s civil rights. This calculated criminalization poses a grave threat to human rights and environmental justice advocacy.
Last week six members of Congress spoke out about the need to halt this corporate and legal abuse. Representative Cori Bush called on the DOJ to take action, "The Department of Justice must review this case, and end the all-too-common practice of taking political prisoners who are rising up against environmental and racial injustice. We must hold corporate actors like Chevron accountable for the harm they’ve caused and the lives they’ve taken.”
It’s time to mobilize behind Steven and join Representative Bush’s call.