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Climate Necessity Defense by Bold Iowa

Yesterday’s article, Climate Defenders Five Trial, gives the background for the case that was heard at the Polk County Justice Center yesterday. The trial was about the simple misdemeanor trespass charges against Todd Steichen, Martin Monroe, Miriam Kashia, Kathy Byrnes, and … Continue reading

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The XR activists who took on oil giant Shell – and won

Below this story of yesterday’s victory of Extinction Rebellions (XR) activists is story of my friends from Bold Iowa who also argued the necessity defense in 2019. Six Extinction Rebellion activists have been acquitted in a landmark verdict at Southwark … Continue reading

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Climate Defenders Five Trial Today

DES MOINES, IOWA — The trial of the Iowa Climate Defenders Five (Todd Steichen, Martin Monroe, Miriam Kashia, Kathy Byrnes, and Ed Fallon) is scheduled to move forward on Tuesday, November 12 at 2:00 at the Polk County Justice Center, … Continue reading

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Iowa Climate Defenders Five

Today was supposed to be the date for the trial of the Iowa Climate Defenders Five (Todd Steichen, Martin Monroe, Miriam Kashia, Kathy Byrnes, and Ed Fallon) who were arrested at a GOP rally and fundraiser for President Trump June … Continue reading

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Silencing Protest

Silencing protest is crucial for establishing an authoritarian regime, as the current Republican party and administration are doing. As is suppressing media coverage of protests, or delegitimizing what reporting is done as “fake” news. I remember how shocked I was … Continue reading

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Historic Climate Trial

Five community members blocked one of the explosive oil trains in Everett, Washington, in an act of environmental civil disobedience.  The trial of the Delta 5 begins today.  This trial is historic because this is the first time defendants will … Continue reading

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