Prosecution Of Ola Bini In Ecuador Threatens Digital Rights Everywhere

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Last week, one of the most important digital rights cases took place in Quito, Ecuador. Ola Bini, a software designer who makes tools for activists to protect their privacy, was arrested at the [...]

Trial Of Software Developer And Activist Ola Bini Set To Begin

By People's Dispatch. -

The trial against Ola Bini, Swedish software developer and digital rights activist, is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 19, and continue for three days. The long-awaited trial comes after [...]

Security Expert Ola Bini’s Trial Set For This Week

By Jason Kelley, Electronic Frontier Foundation. -

For over two years EFF has been following the case of Swedish computer security expert Ola Bini, who was arrested in April, 2019, in Ecuador, following Julian Assange's ejection from that [...]

Ecuador’s Government Announces State Emergency To Impose Austerity

By Vijay Prashad And Taroa Zuniga Silva, People's Dispatch. -

On October 18, 2021, Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency for 60 days. This declaration led to the constitutional rights of Ecuadorian nationals being suspended and [...]

Ecuador: National Strike Marches Face State Repression

By Telesur English. -

The first clashes between police officers and citizens who came out to demonstrate on Tuesday were recorded in at least three country points, as part of the National Strike called to protest [...]

Chevron Used The Legal System And FBI To Target Steven Donziger

By Lee Camp, -

Human rights attorney Steven Donziger has now been under house arrest in his New York City apartment for two years. The reason for his detainment, as Lee Camp puts it in this clip from “Redacted [...]

NYT Ignores Two-Year House Arrest Of Lawyer Who Took On Big Oil

By James Baratta, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting -

Steven R. Donziger—the human rights attorney who in 2011 won a $9.5 billion legal victory in Ecuador over the Chevron Corporation for the dumping of roughly 16 billion gallons of toxic waste in [...]

On Contact: Corporate Tyranny And Steven Donziger

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Steven Donziger, the human rights environmental justice attorney, about the grim reality when we confront the real centers of power. Donziger has been [...]

US Role Behind The Defeat Of Ecuador’s Leftist Presidential Candidate

By Roger Harris, Orinoco Tribune. -

The US role in the defeat of leftist Andrés Arauz in Ecuador’s presidential contest on April 11 was not overt because it did not need to be, according to a high-ranking Latin American diplomat. [...]

How The United States Stole Democracy In Ecuador

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The second and final round of the presidential election took place in Ecuador on April 11. Clearing the FOG speaks with Leonardo Flores, the Latin American campaign coordinator for CODEPINK who [...]

The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador’s ‘Free And Fair’ Election

By Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores, Popular Resistance. -

Ecuador’s April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be. On the surface, it was a [...]

Ecuador’s Election Is A Test Of Our Solidarity

By David Adler, ROAR Magazine. -

On 11 April, the people of Ecuador will cast their final vote to elect the country’s next president. But as we approach the second round of Ecuador’s presidential election, the attacks on its [...]

Ecuador’s Socialists Set To Defeat Neo-liberalism

By Lee Brown, Labour Outlook. -

A young left-wing economist, Andres Aruaz, is favourite to win Ecuador’s presidential election later this month, in what would be the latest victory for progressives in Latin America after [...]

Tens Of Millions In Florida Properties Linked To Ecuadorian Candidate

By Jake Johnston, CEPR. -

In March 2017, ahead of Ecuador’s second-round presidential election, CEPR reported that Florida-based shell companies linked to then-candidate Guillermo Lasso owned 144 properties in Broward and [...]

Ecuador’s Pseudo-Left Candidate Yaku Pérez Echoes Call For Military Takeover

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

Ecuador’s third-place presidential candidate, Yaku Pérez Guartambel, has called for direct military intervention in his country’s political system, requesting a purge of electoral authorities and [...]