In a brave act of civil disobedience, Tim DeChristopher disrupted the auctioning off of public land, effectively giving it away for a fraction of its true cost to taxpayers and its true value as a natural resource.
This auction was another of The Bush Administration's parting shots at the American people and another blow to the already under-funded and over-worked career professionals at the BLM.
*This was originally published at http://www.thecleanestline.com/2011/08/patagonia-supports-tim-dechristopher.html
Patagonia Supports Tim DeChristopher
Patagonia supports Tim DeChristopherLast Updated on 2011-08-11 00:00:00 *This was originally published at http://www.thecleanestline.com/2011/08/patagonia-supports-tim-dechristopher.html
Patagonia Supports Tim DeChristopher
“The epic fight to ward off global warming and transform the energy system that is at the core of our planet’s economy takes many forms: huge global days of action, giant international conferences, small gestures in the homes of countless people. But there are a few signal moments, and one came up when the federal government put Tim DeChristopher on trial in Salt Lake City.” – Bill McKibben
In December 2008, at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auction in Salt Lake City, Tim DeChristopher, a 27-year-old economics student at the University of Utah, bid for the oil and gas leases on several parcels of federal land even though he had no money to pay for them, thus upending the auction.
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Call to ActionLast Updated on 2010-02-08 10:34:02 [The following was co-written by Naomi Klein, author of #1 NYT bestseller The Shock Doctrine, Terry Tempest Williams, world renowned wildlife author, Bill Mckibben, founter of 350.org and author of The End Of Nature, and Dr. James Hansen, author ofStorms of my Grandchildren, and who is regarded as the world's leading climatologist. All recognize the trial of Tim DeChristopher to be a turning point in the climate movement. Included are links to resources for travel to Utah]
The epic fight to ward off global warming and transform the energy system that is at the core of our planet’s economy takes many forms: huge global days of action, giant international conferences like the one that just failed in Copenhagen, small... More »
One Year UpdateLast Updated on 2010-01-04 00:00:00 A full year after I disrupted the BLM oil and gas auction, I still have no regrets for my actions. The legal case against me continues, and thanks to your support, my legal team and I will make a strong defense when the trial begins on March 15th. Even as it looks more likely that I will be serving time, those consequences are as worth it as they have ever been.
While I’ve certainly been encouraged by the reversal of the leases, the most important thing that justifies any consequences is the development of Peaceful Uprising. Over the past year, Peaceful Uprising has become a powerful force in the fight against catastrophic climate change. We have developed an extremely talented and committed group of people who defend a livable future through empowering nonviolent action.
Over the past year we have... More »
Help Put Climate Change on TrialLast Updated on 2009-07-02 00:00:00Over the past six months since I disrupted the BLM oil and gas auction, I have received a huge amount of support in many different forms from around the world. Some of you have supported me financially, some helped spread my story, and many of you have given me kind words of encouragement. I have deeply appreciated this support, and it has paid off in several ways. After the fraudulence of the December 19th auction was exposed, most of land on which I bid has been at least temporarily protected from oil drilling. On June 12th, the BLM withdrew their demand for $81,000 from me. I believe all of this was made possible by the public outcry all of you helped to create over my case.
As the criminal case against me proceeds, I now have the opportunity for a much bigger impact. My legal team and I will be arguing that my actions were justified by the... More »
It's been a little over 2 months since that fateful day!Last Updated on 2009-02-24 00:00:00Tim has found himself the darling of the media - latest Flash in a very tired pan. He has held up under the scrutiny of the past 60+ days and has worked tirelessly to communicate the message he intended to share. The message is about a liveable future for himself and his entire generation. He equates where we're at ecologically, is similar to being on a van driving off a cliff. Do we turn around and ask all the people on the van, whaddya think? Shall we go over this cliff? As we're careening towards self-destruction, the youth are standing up and shouting "We Don't Want To Go!"
This weekend, 32 young people (and me) are traveling to our nation's capitol to attend a massive environmental conference called Power Shift. The message that is being communicated through this mass gathering is, No More Un-sustainable ways! We Must Change or, as... More »
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