Protectors & Earth Allies

Caroline re-hosts Steven Donziger, and also welcomes Paul Paz y Mino.
Calling all protectors that we may extend the global conversing to the Earth, “The Amazon can’t breathe.”

Steven Donziger with his clients in Ecuador. © Steven Donziger

Steven Donziger, indefatigable lawyer, lead organizer of 30,000 indigenous people in their class action suit agains Chevron for their apocalyptic degradation of Indigenous land in Ecuador. Chevron was ordered to pay $18 billion, later reduced to $9.5 billion. None of which has been paid. Judge Lewis Kaplan hired a private law firm to prosecute him.Steven refused to turn over his cell phone and computer, whereupon Judge Lewis Kaplan ordered him to be under house arrest, from whence he joins us today.

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Paul Paz y Miño

Paul Paz y Miño, Associate Director, joined Amazon Watch in 2007. He has an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University. Since 1995, he has volunteered as Colombia Country Specialist for Amnesty International USA and was the Guatemala/Chiapas Program Director at the Seva Foundation for seven years. Paul has lived in Chiapas, Mexico and Quito, Ecuador, promoting human rights and community development and working directly with indigenous communities. Paul is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and served on the board of Peace Brigades International USA.


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