Climate Disobedience Center defends oil blockaders

February 9 2016

The Delta 5, together with the founders of the Climate Disobedience Center

On Sept. 2, 2014, in Everett, Wash., five activists with Rising Tide Seattle put themselves in the path of a parked oil train at the BNSF Delta rail yard, calling for a moratorium on oil-by-rail transport. They were arrested, and went on trial Jan. 11 of this year. On Jan. 15, their case ended with a split decision. The Climate Disobedience Center followed the issue closely, providing a voice for these and many other activists and allies. In the face of increasing fossil fuel disasters and legal crackdowns on civil disobedience, the need for the organization, and others like it, has never been greater.

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