[Aug 6, 2021: Los Angeles, CA] This is the first ever case in which we have a corporation acting as a criminal prosecutor — a prosecution that is blatant retaliation for a successful lawsuit against them. This, by itself, is deeply, deeply, dangerous.
Chevron set out to destroy Steven Donziger, to make an example of a human rights lawyer that dares take on the petroleum pirates.
And if you think I take this personally — yeah, you bet! I do because the same corporation tried to get a reporter fired for reporting on their obstruction of justice and their poisoning of the Amazon jungle. That reporter was me. I beat them and I can’t let them — I will not let them — put Donziger behind bars without raising hell!
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