Posts Tagged with "Peaceful Uprising"

Breaking: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Breaking: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years

How much are you willing to sacrifice to save a piece of the world? Today a federal judge in Salt Lake City sentenced climate activist Tim DeChristopher to two years in prison and fined him $10,000. After a 45 minute statement to the court where he said that it’s not that he doesn’t respect law [...]

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Spreading the Peaceful Uprising

Friday, July 22, 2011

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Spreading the Peaceful Uprising

Time flies. It was a little over two and half years ago that our dear friend and comrade Tim DeChristopher went into a federal land auction and stopped an illegal sale of Utah wilderness to the oil and gas industry. He was subsequently charged with two felonies and, last February, was convicted of them. Next [...]

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Breaking: Dept of Interior Drops Charges Against 21 Arrested At Reclaim Power March

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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via Shadia Fayne Wood Update from Washington D.C.: The Department of Interior has dropped the charges against the 21 activists arrested during the Reclaim Power March on April 18th. About one thousand people marched to the Dept. of Interior in an unpermitted march organized by Rising Tide North America and Peaceful Uprising, singing “We Shall [...]

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Hundreds Occupy Interior Department Demanding Phase Out of Fossil Fuels

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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The times they are a-changin! As Powershift—the massive youth conference, rally and permitted march—wrapped up this weekend in D.C., Rising Tide North America, Peaceful Uprising and friends from DC and all over the climate movement organized a mass unpermitted march, called Reclaim Power. A contingent of 1000 plus climate activists took over the streets singing [...]

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The Triumph of Climate Politics

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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The Triumph of Climate Politics

Got hope and change? Supply-sider David Stockman was full of it in 1981 when the Reagan Revolution swept the country. Stockman, a rising star in GOP politics, became Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget and quickly began looking for ways to curtail the dreaded “welfare state.” And while I don’t agree with [...]

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A Song for Tim DeChristopher

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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A Song for Tim DeChristopher

Climate activist Tim DeChristopher faces up to 10 years in prison for placing false bids on Utah wilderness during an auction to the oil & gas industry in the final days of the Bush Administration. Tim’s bold action stalled the auction until the Obama Administration could rule the sale of the land illegal, and the [...]

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Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Found Guilty

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Found Guilty

“I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime.” -Martin Luther King, 1956 Today after a four hour jury deliberation, climate activist Tim DeChristopher was found guilty on two felony counts for derailing a Bureau of Land Management auction in December 2008. Sentencing will [...]

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Today in Salt Lake City, RAN has joined with climate activists, air quality advocates and local labor organizations to tell coal giant Ambre Energy that the coal rush is over. Coal kingpin Ambre Energy is making a major push to build America’s first West Coast coal port in the Pacific Northwest. That’s right: Ambre has [...]

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The Joy of Message Correction

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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The Joy of Message Correction

This post was sent to us by Flora Bernard, who works with Peaceful Uprising. A fellow activist from Salt Lake City, UT recently sent Flora this report about their “message correction” mission, and Flora passed it on to us. Salt Lake City, you might recall, was the site of not one but TWO recent Chevron [...]

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Put Climate Change on Trial

Monday, February 8, 2010

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Over a year ago, in the tradition of Ed Abbey and Earth First!, college student Tim DeChristopher (aka Bidder 70) monkey-wrenched an auction for oil and gas leases in Utah when he bid on 14 parcels worth $1.8 million and then stated he had neither the intention nor the money to pay for them. He [...]

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