BREAKING: #HumanRights lawyer @SDonziger was admitted to the federal prison in Danbury, CT, today.
The Court of Appeals denied @SDonziger's request for bail yesterday — despite the ruling of the judges of the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ordering his immediate release. #FreeDonziger…
#StevenDonziger has been sentenced to prison for 6 months — punishment for winning a $9 billion judgment against Chevron for destroying the Amazon with oil sludge — and is currently appealing his conviction. #FreeDonziger…
Stand with Steven at:

#FreeDonziger #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #Amazon #HumanRights

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28 Oct
Jury selection began this week for the civil trial of the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in #Charlottesville. The rally ended with the murder of #HeatherHeyer and injuries to dozens of other activists, including #DeAndreHarris.…
The attack on #DeAndreHarris in #Charlottesville was witnessed and filmed by our reporter, @zdroberts, which helped lead to several arrests & convictions.

"They came there for violence," says Roberts. "They knew what they were doing and they planned it.”
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30 Sep
I am in New York today, filming @SDonziger, whom the United Nations' human rights justices have identified as America's political prisoner and ordered his release.

Read the full UN ruling here:…

#FreeDonziger Image
#StevenDonziger's crime? Acting as the successful attorney in a suit against Chevron oil, who poisoned the Cofan people of Ecuador’s Amazon. #FreeDonziger…
Tomorrow, @SDonziger faces sentencing and could be given up to 6 months in a federal prison. I will be in the court room. Stand by for our report... #FreeDonziger
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30 Sep
BREAKING: Highest U.N. Human Rights Body Rules U.S. Government Must Release @SDonziger from “Arbitrary” Detention and Compensate Him for Legal Violations #FreeDonziger…
"The charges against & detention of @SDonziger appears to be retaliation for his work as a legal representative of indigenous communities, as he refused to disclose confidential correspondence w/ his clients in a very high profile case against multi-national business enterprise.”
"The appropriate remedy would be to release Mr. @SDonziger immediately and accord him an enforceable right to compensation and other reparations, in accordance with international law.”… #FreeDonziger
Read 4 tweets
19 Aug
Words of two British #Afghanistan vets on Biden said it better than I could...
"To see their Commander-in-Chief call into question the courage of men I fought with. To claim that they ran... Shameful. Those who have never fought for the colors they fly, should be careful about criticizing those who have.” ~ Tom Tugendhat, MP
"Many of us who served in Afghanistan have a deep bond of affection for the Afghan people. I had the honor of serving alongside them in Helmand. We trained together, fought together and, in some cases, we died together. They were our brothers in arms." ~ Dan Jarvis, MP
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18 Aug
Chevron set out to destroy @SDonziger, to make an example of a human rights lawyer that dares take on the petroleum pirates. But the oil giant also went after journalists... #FreeDonziger…
In one case, filing a complaint against the BBC Television reporter that broke the story that Chevron had destroyed key evidence in the case. I was that reporter — and survived with my job after a year of hearings.
I’ve gone way out of my way to get Chevron/Texaco’s side of the story. I finally chased them down in Ecuador’s capital, Quito. I showed them a study of the epidemic of childhood leukemia centered on where their company dumped oil sludge.…
Read 14 tweets
17 Aug
Biden has called Afghans cowards who "don’t have the will" to fight for their country. 66,000 Afghan soldiers laid down their lives to stop the fascist Taliban. Those Afghan soldiers aren’t as white as you, Joe, but that doesn’t make them cowards.…
Since you carried out Trump’s policy of surrender to the Taliban, it’s not surprising you adopt his racist trope.
Every one of your military experts, from Joint Chiefs Gen. Milley and Defense Sec. Austin, told you not to follow Trump’s idiot path. Suddenly pulling troops in the middle of "fighting season" shows a level of stupid that even Trump backed away from.
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