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The Radical Potential of Climate Legal Activism
December 21, 2016May 1, 2017
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The Radical Potential of Climate Legal Activism

The world is burning. Do we really need more lawyers? The climate crisis is upon us, and the politics of fossil fuels are becoming ever clearer. On the one hand, an economic and military elite, now represented by the Trump administration, builds a wall of financial influence, scientific falsehood, and racist and misogynistic resentment to...

Necessity Defense Info Pamphlet
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Necessity Defense Info Pamphlet

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Necessity Defense Info Pamphlet Printable

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CDP in the Press: This Is What Insurgency Looks Like
June 4, 2016April 24, 2017
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CDP in the Press: This Is What Insurgency Looks Like

CDP co-founder Kelsey Skaggs was mentioned in a Common Dreams article about legal support at the Break Free protests: As people settled in on the tracks, law student Kelsey Skaggs asked those risking arrest to fill out intake forms for the legal team. Then she said . . .

CDP in the Press: Next-Gen Climate Activism
April 22, 2016April 24, 2017
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CDP in the Press: Next-Gen Climate Activism

Student activists calling for a shift away from fossil fuels say that institutions that refuse to act forfeit their status as moral leaders. Harvard Law student Ted Hamilton discusses with host Steve Curwood the lawsuit that’s attempting to compel Harvard to divest its portfolio of fossil fuels, and the connections between divestment and the broader...

CDP Author: Can Breaking the Law Be a Legal Defense?
January 25, 2016April 24, 2017
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CDP Author: Can Breaking the Law Be a Legal Defense?

When our grandchildren write the history of the climate movement, they’ll save a few pages for the trials of 2016. First, they’ll focus on Snohomish County, Washington, where, last Friday, Seattle-area jurors found the so-called Delta 5 not guilty of obstruction for blockading a regional oil facility in 2014. The protest and the acquittal were...