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Delta 5 Defendants Acquitted of Major Charges

Washington judge first in the US to hear “necessity defense” for climate-related civil disobedience, later instructed jury not to consider it

In a highly-anticipated decision announced January 15th, a Washington state jury has acquitted five climate activists of their major charge of obstructing a train. The defendants, known as the Delta 5, were prosecuted for demonstrating against oil trains in Seattle’s Delta rail…
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by: Stephen Quirke – January 28, 2016

Sacred Lands vs. King Coal

Indigenous struggles against resource extraction are gathering strength in the Pacific Northwest

Under the breaking waves of Lummi Bay in northwest Washington, salmon, clams, geoducks and oysters are washed in rhythmic cascades from the Pacific Ocean. Just north of here is Cherry Point, home for three intimately related threatened and endangered species: herring, Chinook…
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by: Stephen Quirke – September 22, 2015


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