BREAKING: We made Page 1 of the @WSJ. The article correctly paints Chevron as petty, vindictive, and irrational.

That said, the WSJ and its editing team omit or distort key facts to hide Chevron's corruption of the courts.

Let's go through some of them. (1/10)
(2/10) Six appellate courts around the world—including the Supreme Courts of Ecuador and Canada—have unanimously validated the Ecuador judgement. The WSJ ignored this.
(3/10) Writer @Sara_Randazzo quotes extensively from pro-Chevron U.S. trial judge Lewis Kaplan about an alleged "fraud" in Ecuador. She ignored decisions from 28 other appellate judges in Ecuador and Canada who rejected Kaplan's findings and validated the Ecuador judgement.
(4/10) The article also ignored that Kaplan let Chevron bribe its main witness with a $2m payment. The witness admitted he had lied about the supposed "fraud" after being coached for 53 days by Chevron lawyers.
(5/10) Randazzo also ignored the critical fact that I'm being prosecuted for contempt by a private Chevron law firm—not by the government. This is a flagrant conflict of interest.
(6/10) Judge Preska—who has locked me up on a misdemeanor for almost two years without trial—is a leader of the pro-corporate Federalist Society. Chevron is a major funder of the Federalist Society. Again, ignored by the WSJ.
(7/10) The article also failed to mention that six U.S. elected leaders—including Reps. Raskin, McGovern, and AOC—have issued statements supporting me. 55 Nobel Laureates also have demanded my release.
(8/10) The article also ignored the fact that I have never been given a jury of my peers to fairly adjudicate Chevron's false allegations.
(9/10) Randazzo also ignored that I have been imprisoned at home without trial for 9X longer than the max sentence ever imposed on someone convicted of my charge.
(10/10) Bottom line: Unlike independent outlets such as @TheNation and @TheIntercept, the Murdoch media machine in this instance has ignored inconvenient facts that threaten the agenda of one of its major advertisers.

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4 Feb
(1/6) I'm a human rights lawyer who has in house arrest in the U.S. without trial for 18 months after I helped win a $9.5b pollution judgement against Chevron. #FreeSteven

Just before I was arrested, I gave this interview:
(2/6) In 2011, courts in Ecuador found Chevron guilty of a terrible environmental crime —deliberately dumping 16 billion gallons of cancer-causing oil waste into Indigenous ancestral lands in the Amazon. Thousands have died.

Chevron refused to pay the judgment.
(3/6) Instead, Chevron threatened the peoples it poisoned with a "lifetime of litigation" unless they gave up. It also demanded Ecuador's government sell out its own citizens by illegally "dismissing" the judgement.
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(1/7) A few years ago, a Chevron whistleblower quietly left a package at the @AmazonWatch headquarters with no name or return address. Dozens of DVDs were inside.
(2/7) Just prior, courts in Ecuador had found Chevron guilty of one of the worst environmental crimes in history—deliberately dumping 16 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into Indigenous territories in the Amazon.
(3/7) Ordered by those courts to pay $9.5 billion, Chevron sold its assets and fled the country.
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