In this video Naomi Ages from Greenpeace and who is also a USA Attorney talks about stopping attacks against environmental defenders. There have been horrific incidents of physical abuse to people who go out of their way to protect the climate. Strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP) which is a movement against which means making accountable those companies and bodies that violate environmental laws. Getting “slapp”ed means that you have been brought to justice legally, politically and financially for climate change.
SLAPPs are effective because even a meritless lawsuit can take years and many thousands of dollars to defend. To end or prevent a SLAPP, those who speak out on issues of public interest frequently agree to muzzle themselves, apologize, or “correct” statements.
By Alex Mitchison