Daniel Yildirim, along with three other 'valve turners', shut down a pipeline in Minnesota early this month. Listen in as we chat about the who, the what, the when and especially the why of this direct action against climate change. How can this act help all of us come to understand the implications of climate change? Does the 'necessity defense' apply in this case? Does the enormity and immediacy of the threat justify breaking the law? We discuss.
The reading list:
- Unicorn Riot gives a good accounting of the action, with lots of video
- Eric Holthaus makes a report on the action
- The 4necessity website
- The necessity defense in a previous case
- An explanation of the necessity defense
- Criminalization of pipeline protests
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Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.