In this video Tim DeChristopher shares an overview of the Delta 5 trial, the outcome, implications and his thoughts on how to use civil disobedience as a strategy moving forward. DeChristopher and the Climate Disobedience Center team supported the Delta 5 during the trial. For more see Tim DeChristopher’s January 16, 2016 talk “The Power of … Continue reading Tim DeChristopher on the Delta 5 Climate Trial Verdict
This week history is being made as a group of climate activists are helping to put lack of action on climate change on trial. This is the first time a U.S. court has heard a ‘necessity defense’ in a case relating to climate action.
BREAKING : According to my colleague, climate activist Tim DeChristopher, the judge in the Delta 5 case is allowing the use of the Necessity Defense. This is the legal defense which DeChristopher was denied in his prominent trial for disrupting an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December of 2008. DeChristopher served 20 months … Continue reading Delta 5 Activists Go to Climate Trial Armed with Necessity Defense
The day of the September 8, 2014 Lobster Boat Blockade “Climate Trial” of Jay O’Hara and Ken Ward I volunteered to take photographs to share with the media. Many of these photos have been picked up, the most widely circulated a photo featuring District Attorney Sam Sutter holding a Rolling Stone Magazine with Bill McKibben’s article “A Call to Arms.”