U.S. [In]justice for one who dared challenge Big Oil

Greg Palast is a very colorful character, with an ego the size of New Hampshire. However…! Wiki summarizes:

 

Palast then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Chicago, from which he graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and in 1976 with a Master’s of Business Administration.

 

It’s always tickled me that Palast, the leftiest of liberals, took courses at Chicago from … wait for it!  … Milton Friedman!

 

Palast is also an excellent writer and documentary film maker, and a terrific kick-ass investigative journalist.

 

Palast headline

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.

Was the human rights hero jailed in Brazil or China? No, he was sentenced to
prison in the USA.

 

AmazonWatch, 60 Nobel Prize winners and the bar associations of a dozen
nations have called for an end to this political prosecution. And, after a two-
year judicial review, the United Nations Human Rights Commission has
ordered the US to release the human rights lawyer.