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Judge Denies Climate Activist’s Necessity Defense, Restricting Right to Defend Protest at Trial
May 10, 2017May 11, 2017
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Judge Denies Climate Activist’s Necessity Defense, Restricting Right to Defend Protest at Trial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 10, 2017 Contact: Kelsey Skaggs Climate Defense Project (510) 883-3118 kelsey@climatedefenseproject.org Jay O’Hara Climate Disobedience Center (774) 313-0881 jay@climatedisobedience.org Mount Vernon, WA — A Washington state judge has ruled that Ken Ward, a climate activist who who helped to temporarily block the flow of tar sands oil from Canada to the...

CDP in the Press: Montana Valve-Turner Trial
May 8, 2017May 8, 2017
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CDP in the Press: Montana Valve-Turner Trial

The Corvallis, Oregon Gazette-Times featured a piece on climate activist Leonard Higgins. The article quotes CDP’s Kelsey Skaggs on the climate necessity defense: “If there has ever been a political problem that seems to fit within the contours of the necessity defense, climate change is it,” said Kelsey Skaggs, [Climate Defense Project’s] executive director. “Civil...

The Invisible Climate Wars, Part I: Gender, Violence, and the Climate-Patriarchy Connection
May 2, 2017May 7, 2017
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The Invisible Climate Wars, Part I: Gender, Violence, and the Climate-Patriarchy Connection

Climate justice and gender justice are inextricably linked. There are many fronts in the fight against climate injustice; some are more visible than others.  Most of us agree that policymakers ought to commission studies on energy policy and sponsor legislative efforts to reduce carbon emissions — just as most of us agree that scientists ought to study...