25 August 2020 — Scheerpost
Those, like environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who fight the corporate control of our society on behalf of the vulnerable find the institutions of power unite to crucify them.
A citizen of Guanta, Ecuador, shows a butterfly killed by oil pollution, in 2003. [AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa]
By Chris Hedges / Original to Scheerpost
The persecution of the attorney Steven Donziger is a grim illustration of what happens when we confront the real centers of power, masked and unacknowledged by the divisive cant from the Trump White House or the sentimental drivel of the Democratic Party. Those, like Donziger, who name and fight the corporate control of our society on behalf of the vulnerable see the judiciary, the press and the institutions of government unite to crucify them.