Chris Hedges: Corporate Tyranny: Chevron VS Donziger

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

Image by Rainforest Action Network via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on May 29, 2021

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.

More: Chris Hedges: Challenging Corporate Power: Chevron VS Donziger

See also:

How Corporate Tyranny Works, by Chris Hedges

Steve Donziger: How Big Oil Weaponized Our Judicial System Against Him and the Indigenous People He Represented

From the archives:

The Amazon Chernobyl is a Warning for Us All, by Kenn Orphan

Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon, Ending Corporate Tyranny, Part 3

Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – The Environmental Trial of the Century, Part 2

Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – Inside the Killzone, Part 1

Abby Martin Interviews Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa

Abby Martin: Bringing Corporations to Justice

Chevron Runs from Judgment in Ecuador by Greg Palast

World’s Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador

Crude (2009)

3 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Corporate Tyranny: Chevron VS Donziger

  1. Pingback: Collapsing Federal Corporate Crime Enforcement, by Ralph Nader – Dandelion Salad

  2. The link below entails a Complaint to US Civil Society and Political Institutions over Chevron’s and US Administration’s Contempt for Humans and Nature in Cabinda since 1975 until now.

    Click to access chevrons-accountability-towards-the-people-of-cabinda.pdf

    There is a genocide going on in Cabinda (Central Africa) owing to this country’s massive offshore and onshore oil deposits. Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Ltd. (CABGOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, has been involved in Cabinda’s oil and gas exploration and production since the mid-1950s.

    This complaint does not suggest that Chevron must be ousted out of Cabinda. It is a question of making sure Chevron’s activities in Cabinda are consistent with the natives’ human rights and environment. Since it is obvious that Chevron and the United States of America are but one and the same thing, they must both allow thorough monitoring of their compliance with human rights and international law in Cabinda. In this respect, the people of Cabinda are relying upon US Senators, Congresswomen and Congressmen, as well as Civil Society Organizations to whom “Black Lives Matter.”

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