THE LAWYER WHO FOUGHT CHEVRON FOR ‘CHERNOBYL OF THE AMAZON’ IS NOW A ‘CORPORATE POLITICAL PRISONER’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

THE LAWYER WHO FOUGHT CHEVRON FOR ‘CHERNOBYL OF THE AMAZON’ IS NOW A ‘CORPORATE POLITICAL PRISONER’

Last year the world was shocked by the devastating fires which tore through the Amazon rainforest. People from all corners of the globe voiced their sadness and support on social media, celebrities came forth with pledges of support, and Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro become the public face of the ruin of the rainforest.

With all the concern over the situation, however, those who truly care about the rainforests of South America missed an important development in the multi-generational fight against the corporations most responsible for deforestation and oil drilling in the earth’s most biologically diverse natural ecosystems.

Steven Donziger has been fighting for indigenous land rights and social justice in South America for over 25 years, and is celebrated as the lawyer who stood up to and won a $9.5 billion dollar settlement against Chevron in 2011 for polluting Lago Agrio, Ecuador with cancer-causing chemicals, poisoning many indigenous groups in the region.

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