The Fall River District Court has set September 8, 2014,as a firm trial date! The case has been given “priority status,” in light of the use of the necessity defense and the need to schedule out of state expert witnesses, and the prosecution has been asked not to schedule other trials on that date.
We are lining up an all-star list of witnesses, and a whole slew of activities to accompany the day. This is a big moment for the climate movement, and we hope you’ll join us.
So, mark your calendars everyone! Sign up here to receive email updates, and share the Facebook Event!
We knew it couldn’t be this easy. When we announced earlier this year that the Lobster Boat Blockade trial would take place on May 15th, we had a hunch that it was too simple. And sure enough! Due to changes in our legal team and strategy we are now anticipating a trial in June or July, but do not yet have a certain date. We’ll keep you in the loop as we are able to announce a new date, the key witnesses who will come to testify in defense of bold climate action, and events surrounding the trial itself. In the mean time, if you are able, please click the “Support the Trial” button to the right. Thanks to all who are supporting us on this journey, as it winds itself into increasing complexity.
Welcome to the new website! As Ken and Jay prepare for trial, we’ve abandoned coalisstupid.org for a new site. We’ll be adding content as the trial gets closer. We expect this to be a place not only for information about the trial, who’s going to testify, the legal process and activities inside and outside the courthouse, but also a place for new thinking about the climate movement. Glad that you’ve joined us!
We shot this little video after our court appearance in January, talking a bit about the necessity defense, why we took action to block the coal ship at Brayton Point, and what’s going to happen from here.