Advocate, writer & public speaker on human rights and corporate accountability. Lawyer on team that won historic $9.5b judgment against @Chevron.

New York, NY
Joined September 2014
BREAKING: @Esquire just published a deep-dive interview with me about the Chevron forces driving my 600-day house arrest without trial. @NYTimes and other major media outlets: your silence is becoming a statement. Read: esquire.com/news-politics/a3…
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.@Chevron's sucking of blood money out of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon is rewarded by Wall Street. The fossil fuel industry cannot be allowed to profit by destroying the planet. Unconscionable and unsustainable. seekingalpha.com/news/379258…
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BREAKING: While the NYT remains silent, @thenation exposes shocking details of how @Chevron and its army of lawyers orchestrated my illegal prosecution. Chevron lawyers from @gibsondunn met at least 32 times with private prosecutor Rita Glavin. Corrupt. thenation.com/article/societ…
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BREAKING: Nine international trial monitors — 5 from the U.N. — have now issued two independent reports concluding that Judges Kaplan and Preska denied my right to a fair trial and illegally detained me to help Chevron retaliate over a $9.5b pollution case. Follow thread.
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(2) The latest findings this week were issued by 4 prominent lawyers led by U.S. Ambassador Stephen A. Rapp. Their conclusions follow. First, the 4 monitors found that the two judges (below) denied my right to a fair trial by structuring the case to achieve a "conviction".
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(3) Second, the panel found that Kaplan named a private prosecutor from a Chevron law firm after the charges were rejected by the public prosecutor. Kaplan also named Preska as judge even though she has ties to the Chevron-funded Federalist Society. Both are clearly conflicted.
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(4) Third, the panel found that my prolonged pre-trial house arrest (over two years) for a minor misdemeanor was actually punishment, violating the presumption of innocence and forcing me to serve a sentence 5 times longer than the maximum allowed by law.
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(5) Fourth, the panel noted Judge Preska had an intense bias against me. During the non-jury trial she constantly interrupted my attorneys, refused to let me put on a full defense, and gave the Chevron private prosecutor near-total deference.
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(6) Fifth, the panel found that the private Chevron prosecutor (Rita Glavin) acted with the "zealousness of partisan counsel" rather than as a disinterested prosecutor as required by law. The panel was deeply concerned that she was unsupervised by the Department of Justice.
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(7) Sixth, the panel found Judges Kaplan and Preska "consistently interpreted and applied law and rules that gave a 'rule of law' air of legitimacy to proceedings that aimed toward seemingly predetermined conclusions... while disregarding the rule of law."
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(8) Seventh, the panel recommended I be released immediately, paid compensation, and that Judges Kaplan and Preska be investigated. President Biden and Attorney General Garland have been silent in response. Here is the latest 57-page monitoring report: static1.squarespace.com/stat…
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(9) Below is the opinion from 5 prominent jurists from the United Nations that also found that the proceedings against me violated multiple provisions of international law binding on the U.S. These jurists also called for my immediate release. static1.squarespace.com/stat…
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BREAKING: In Canada, @Dentons law firm and CN rail are again threatening to privately prosecute a Gitxsan Indigenous Chief for "trespassing" on his own land. Company previously had said it would not prosecute. Outrageous. Private corporate prosecutions violate the rule of law.
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Here is the threatening email from @CNRailway lawyer Sarah Nelligan of @Dentons targeting Gitxsan Hereditary Chief Spookw: static1.squarespace.com/stat…
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Just discovered that the @Chevron lawyer who lied to 60 Minutes about the company's deliberate dumping of cancer-causing oil waste on Indigenous lands is the Chief Environmental Officer for @RoyalCaribbean. Defending environmental abuses is a business.
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SHOCKING: Listen as @Chevron lawyer Silvia Garrigo tries to cover up the horrific impact of her company's mass dumping of oil waste on Indigenous lands by comparing it to the oils in her make-up. Chevron has no shame. Grotesque.
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BREAKING: In a stunning 57-page report, a panel of prominent lawyers concluded that Judges Kaplan and Preska denied me a fair trial and illegally detained me. They demand the US government free me immediately and investigate the judges. Vindicated, but still need justice.
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Here is the exhaustive report of the international trial monitors after assessing the entire record of the Chevron-financed proceedings conducted by Judges Kaplan and Preska: static1.squarespace.com/stat…
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Steven Donziger retweeted
TOXIC COVER-UP: Chevron left 1,000 open-air waste pits in Ecuador (left). After we sued, Chevron tried to hide them with dirt only to see the oil bubble to the surface months later (right). Families built homes on these dirt mounds because Chevron said they were safe. Criminal.
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BREAKING: Aside from helping @Chevron attack me and Amazon Indigenous peoples, Biden judicial nominee Jennifer Rearden has done almost no pro bono work in a 25-year corporate legal career. She cites only 3 cases — and one was to "help" charter schools. What was Joe thinking?
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For Rearden's description of her pro bono work, see p. 31 of her judicial questionnaire submitted to the Senate: documentcloud.org/documents/…
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