US Media Cowers not Covers Chevron’s Prosecution of Human Rights Lawyer Donziger

11 November 2021 — Greg Palast

by Greg Palast • Zach D. Roberts for BuzzFlash

Famed indigenous human rights lawyer Steven Donziger had already been under house arrest for over 800 days when he reported to prison on October 27 to begin a six-month sentence. His crime: winning the largest single pollution judgment in history, $9.5 billion, for the Cofan people of the Amazon rain-forest in Ecuador.

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Chris Hedges: The Anonymous Executioners of the Corporate State

7 October 2021 — MintPress News

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost) — Judge Loretta Preska, an advisor to the conservative Federalist Society, to which Chevron is a major donor, sentenced human rights attorney and Chevron nemesis Steven Donziger to six months in prison Friday for misdemeanor contempt of court after he had already spent 787 days under house arrest in New York.
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Facing Prison for Fighting Chevron

6 August 2021 — Greg Palast

Rights Attorney Donziger Pays Price for Defending Indigenous in Ecuador Poisoned by Oil

by Greg Palast

Look at his face. Emergildo Criollo, Chief of the Cofan people of the Amazon in Ecuador. Determined, dignified, in war paint, bare-chested.

Cofan Chief Emergildo Criollo, Ecuador

It was back in 2007, when I found him in his thatched stilt home in the rainforest. Criollo told me his 5-year-old son had jumped into a swimming hole, covered with an enticing shine. The shine was oil sludge, illegally dumped. His son came up vomiting blood, then dropped dead in the Chief’s arms.

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The CIA’s Chinese Walls

27 April 2021 — Craig Murray

Craig Murray

It is not in dispute that the CIA is in possession of Julian Assange’s legal and medical files seized from the Ecuadorean Embassy, including correspondence and drafting by his lawyers on his defence against extradition to the USA on Espionage charges. The defence submitted evidence of this in court. After Julian was arrested in the Ecuadorean Embassy and removed, all of his personal possessions were illegally seized by the Ecuadorean authorities, including his files and his IT equipment. These were then shipped back to Ecuador by diplomatic bag. There, they were handed over to the CIA.

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Judge Preska terminates all Zoom access to Donziger trial in effort to limit public access, say lawyers

7 April 2021 —  Make Chevron Clean Up by Frente de Defensa de la Amazonía

U.S. trial judge Loretta Preska (Twitter: Steven Donziger)

U.S. trial judge Loretta Preska has denied all Zoom access to the upcoming contempt trial of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger in a widely condemned move that his lawyers say is designed to limit public access to an unprecedented one-sided trial run by a private Chevron prosecutor.

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Millionaire Banker with Ties to Far-Right Wing Opus Dei Catholic Sect Defeats Socialist Candidate in Ecuador

12 April 2021 — Covert Action Magazine

by Ron Ridenour

Dirty Tricks in Race Pay Off

Millionaire conservative Guillermo Lasso, former banker and Coca Cola director, won the run-off election over socialist candidate Andrés Arauz, 52.5% to 47.5%. Arauz had led the pack of 16 presidential candidates during the first round, on February 7th, with 32.7% of the vote over Lasso’s 19.74%. Arauz was Union […]

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Ecuador: Between the Dispute for the Ballot and a Political Pact

11 February 2021 — Internationalist 360°

Marco Teruggi

https://images.pagina12.com.ar/styles/focal_3_2_960x640/public/2021-02/140601-yaku-20perez-20en-20protesta-20efe.jpg?itok=eXeqlanQ

Yaku Perez Denounces Fraud and Initiates Legal Action

The Pachakutik candidate oscillates between accusing banker Lasso of fraud and inviting him to form a common front against Arauz, the correista presidential candidate who won Sunday’s elections.

Five days after the presidential and legislative elections in Ecuador, the National Electoral Council (CNE) has not yet finished counting 100% of the votes. However, with 99.88% of the ballots counted and 98.81% computed, it has been confirmed that Guillermo Lasso will enter the second round with 19.79% of the votes, while Yaku Perez, with 19.46%, is in third place.

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Ecuador: reversing the pandemic slump?

8 February 2021 — Michael Roberts Blog

by michael roberts

The leftist candidate Andrés Arauz took the lead in the first round of the presidential elections in Ecuador.  Arauz won 31.5 per cent of the vote, putting him about 11 percentage points clear of his nearest rivals. It was unclear who Arauz would face in the run-off. Indigenous leader Yaku Pérez and Guillermo Lasso, a wealthy ex-banker, were in a technical tie for second place, with Perez on 20.04 per cent to Lasso’s 19.97 per cent.  The second run-off round will be in April but if Arauz runs against the pro-business Lasso, he is likely to win; it’s less sure against Perez.

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Ecuador News Links 8 February 2021

8 February 2021 — The New Dark Age

Ecuador: Andrés Arauz Has Declared Victory in the Presidential Elections
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2021/02/07/ecuador-andres-arauz-has-declared-victory-in-the-presidential-elections/

Pandemic Capitalism and Resistance
https://londongreenleft.blogspot.com/2021/02/pandemic-capitalism-and-resistance.html

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FBI Seized Legally Privileged Materials From Julian Assange After Arrest In Ecuador Embassy

3 October 2020 — The Dissenter

“One record of [Assange’s] entire archive” was effectively purloined, and without it, attorney Gareth Peirce mentioned it has made putting together a defense in his extradition case more difficult.

Kevin Gosztola

The FBI in the United Kingdom enlisted the Ecuador government’s help in seizing legally privileged materials from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he was arrested and expelled from the Ecuador embassy in London on April 11, 2019.According to Gareth Peirce, one of Assange’s attorneys, that day she “made immediate contact with the embassy in regard to legally privileged material, an issue of huge concern.” Assange wanted the material—in addition to “confidential medical data”—”identified and released to his lawyers.” Continue reading

Ecuador News Links 25 October 2019

25 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn
http://thesaker.is/burn-neoliberalism-burn/

Whitewashing Neoliberal Repression in Chile and Ecuador
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/10/24/whitewashing-neoliberal-repression-in-chile-and-ecuador/

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Ecuador’s Austerity Measures, Repression Based on Lies AP Happily Spread

23 October 2019 — FAIR

by Joe Emersberger

AP: Ecuador deal cancels austerity plan, ends indigenous protest AP piece in the LA Times (10/14/19)

Bernie Sanders tweeted an Associated Press article in the LA Times (10/14/19) about Ecuador’s recent protests, in which eight protesters were killed in 11 days. “Economic elites keep pushing austerity worldwide, making life unbearable for working people,” Sanders declared. Unfortunately, that AP piece was itself a good example of how elites push for austerity.

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To Defend Evo’s Victory is to Defend the Peace, Democracy, Prosperity and Sovereignty of Latin America as a Whole

23 October 2019 — Internationalist 360°

https://i2.wp.com/www.crbz.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1082855078.jpgA new chapter is added to the complex scenario recently configured in Latin America with the anti-neoliberal popular rebellions in Ecuador, Haiti and Chile, in which the right-wing forces that govern in those countries have responded with the most brutal repression: the disregard of Evo Morales’ resounding electoral triumph by the Bolivian and international right-wing, backed by the planet’s media power and the US economic and political power elite.

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Ecuador News Links 22 October 2019

22 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Ecuador: From The Middle of the World to the End of the World
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/10/21/ecuador-middle-world-end-world

The Joker and Latin American Turbulence
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/the-joker-and-latin-american-turbulence/

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Ecuador News Links 21 October 2019

21 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Peace Restored in Ecuador. But Is Trust Restored?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/peace-restored-ecuador/5692594

Indigenous Rising in Ecuador and International Solidarity
https://www.globalresearch.ca/indigenous-ecuador-international-solidarity/5692553

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