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