The Boston Mass Graves Pipeline Protest

Boston, MA — In an effort to bring attention to the growing number of deaths caused by climate driven extreme heat and the dangers of continued fossil fuel extraction, Boston area activists staged the “Mass Graves Pipeline Protests” on June 29th.  To connect the dots between mass graves in Pakistan and the trenches being dug… Read More

Mobilizing 500 Unitarian Universalists to Join Resistance to Stop West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline

West Roxbury, Boston, MA – On Saturday, February 13, 2016 Unitarian Universalists from across Massachusetts gathered at Theodore Parker Church to organize against the construction of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline. Texas based Spectra Corporation is building a pipeline that will carry fracked gas into the West Roxbury, Boston, MA community.  The pipeline has been… Read More

Tim DeChristopher on the Delta 5 Climate Trial Verdict

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… Read More

Jury in Delta 5 Climate Case Splits Decision, Shares Sympathy With Protesters

The Climate Disobedience Center reports the following on the verdict of the Delta5 trial. See full press release on the Climate Disobedience Center website. Lynnwood, WA – The historic case of the ‘Delta 5’ train blockaders has ended with a conviction on one of the two charges. After four days of testimony from the defendants… Read More

Delta 5 Activists Go to Climate Trial Armed with Necessity Defense

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… Read More