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Sentence for “Valve-Turner” Climate Activist Ken Ward: No More Jail Time
June 24, 2017June 24, 2017
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Sentence for “Valve-Turner” Climate Activist Ken Ward: No More Jail Time

From our allies at Climate Direct Action: June 23, 2017 Contact: Jay O’Hara 7743130881 oharjo@gmail.com Sabotage Charge Dropped; Ward and Supporters Vow to Overturn His One Remaining Conviction [Mt. Vernon, Washington — June 23, 2017]  Climate activist Ken Ward, the “valve turner” who was arrested and prosecuted for closing the emergency valve on an oil sands...

Understanding the Paris Withdrawal: It’s Still Up to the Movement to Make the Future
June 19, 2017June 19, 2017
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Understanding the Paris Withdrawal: It’s Still Up to the Movement to Make the Future

The past several months in global politics have been disorienting and frightening. Movements for liberation find themselves under assault from newly empowered opponents and atavistic ideologies that had appeared headed for the dustbin of history. It’s hard to have faith in progress at a moment when so much seems to be moving in reverse. But...

After Court Restricts Constitutional Right to Defense, Climate Activist Receives Split Verdict for Pipeline Protest
June 7, 2017June 7, 2017
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After Court Restricts Constitutional Right to Defense, Climate Activist Receives Split Verdict for Pipeline Protest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 7, 2017 Contact: Kelsey Skaggs Climate Defense Project (510) 883-3118 kelsey@climatedefenseproject.org Mount Vernon, WA — Following controversial court rulings restricting his right to present a defense, climate activist Ken Ward received a split verdict today in a trial in Skagit County, Washington. Mr. Ward was found guilty of burglary, a Class...