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June Chapter Meeting--Ecocide, An International Crime

Join us at our June chapter meeting to hear from international law experts on the crime of ecocide, and how we can use it to hold corporations accountable for their pollution!

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June Chapter Meeting--Ecocide, An International Crime
June Chapter Meeting--Ecocide, An International Crime

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

About the event

What is Ecocide? Is it a new term for an old problem?

Join us to hear Lisa Oldring, international human rights lawyer, explain what ecocide is, share a brief history of the movement, how momentum is building and how this new law is being applied around the world. To date, 13 countries now have domestic ecocide laws.

Then, Steven Donziger will share his story of standing with Amazon communities against Chevron. He and his team won a $9.5B legal case over massive oil pollution, the largest judgment ever awarded in an environmental lawsuit. Chevron responded by flexing its financial might and went after Donziger personally. Their retaliation made Donziger the first person prosecuted by a private corporation in US history. Chevron took his passport, his law license, bank account and had him detained for almost three years. To date, Chevron still hasn’t paid the settlement owed to the Amazon people, and Donziger is fighting a big oil corporation mostly on his own. He is currently asking for a pardon from President Biden.

As Donziger says, "This battle is not just mine. It’s a stand for justice for the planet, for Indigenous rights and corporate oppression."

Register now for our June 11th meeting!

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