environmental justice

A New Legal Precedent May Have Been Set During the Trial of New York Climate Change Activists

March 6, 2015

Ten climate change activists, who pled not guilty to disorderly conduct charges, were found innocent in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday, but not for reasons they had originally sought. Nonetheless, they believe they helped set a powerful legal precedent for the climate movement.

Remembering Ward Morehouse

Ward Morehouse was a longtime Guild member and an inspiration to many around the world.

As an attorney, scholar, author, and publisher, he worked to provide tools for people to understand the causes of oppression and to take action for social justice.

Ward graduated from Yale University and held teaching positions in New York, Sweden, and India. In 1976, he took over as president of the Council on International and Public Affairs, a nonprofit human rights organization he helped found in 1954.

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