Category: Updates

CDP Author: Here’s How Eco-Activists Can Fight Trump
February 6, 2017April 24, 2017
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CDP Author: Here’s How Eco-Activists Can Fight Trump

Activist Ken Ward admits he broke the law when he shut off a tar sands pipeline, but the surprising outcome of his trial suggests a path forward for environmentalists opposing Trump. An article by Ted Hamilton for The Daily Beast.

Trial of Pipeline Protester Ken Ward Ends with Hung Jury
February 1, 2017February 1, 2017
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Trial of Pipeline Protester Ken Ward Ends with Hung Jury

CLIMATE DEFENSE PROJECT AND CIVIL LIBERTIES DEFENSE CENTER PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 Contact: Lauren Regan, 541.687.9180 PIPELINE PROTESTER TRIAL ENDS WITH HUNG JURY IN VICTORY FOR CLIMATE MOVEMENT Mount Vernon, WA — In a victory for the climate movement, a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of...

CDP in the Press: Climate Defense Project Featured in “We Are Here” Inauguration Day Rally
January 24, 2017May 8, 2017
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CDP in the Press: Climate Defense Project Featured in “We Are Here” Inauguration Day Rally

Changemakers all over the United States responded to Donald Trump’s inauguration with “We Are Here,” a call to action from activists and elected officials such as Alicia Keys, Bernie Sanders, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Tulsi Gabbard, Van Jones, Common, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson, and many more. Kelsey Skaggs of Climate Defense Project...

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...