CDP Author: Can Breaking the Law Be a Legal Defense?

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CDP Author: Can Breaking the Law Be a Legal Defense?

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 notable as part of a growing wave of anti-oil-gas-and-coal citizen actions that has swept the country in the past few years, and the courtroom in Snohomish County was treated to a master class on why principled lawbreaking is just the tonic needed to cure our government’s woeful inaction on warming […]

An op-ed written by Ted Hamilton for The Daily Beast.

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