Posts Tagged with "Tim DeChristopher"

North Carolina Ups the Ante on Climate Protests

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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North Carolina Ups the Ante on Climate Protests

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the North Carolina Legislature has ratified a law that makes trespass on a power generating utility property a felony. My takeaway from this bit of news? This is how effective direct action in the climate movement is becoming: they’re trying to outlaw it. And no wonder. In the [...]

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Coal River Tree-sitter Sentenced To 7 Days In Jail

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Coal River Tree-sitter Sentenced To 7 Days In Jail

Direct action is not as glamorous as many would have you believe. Days, weeks, or years in jail or prison is not easy. But fighting to save precious land and communities is damned motivating. Coal River Mountain tree-sitter Catherine-Ann has just been sentenced to seven days in a West Virginia regional jail. Her crime? She [...]

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1252 Arrested to Stop Keystone XL—Here’s What Comes Next

Monday, September 26, 2011

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1252 Arrested to Stop Keystone XL—Here’s What Comes Next

The groundswell of opposition to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is something I’ve been following closely since this month’s sit-in at the White House, which saw the arrests of 1,252 brave people in protest. I’m so proud that RAN and our supporters have played a key role in elevating this issue to one of [...]

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Cure Your Summertime Blues With Coal Action Camp

Friday, August 5, 2011

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Cure Your Summertime Blues With Coal Action Camp

It’s going to be some hot business this summer, and we ain’t talkin about the triple digit heat wave hitting much of the country. There is a rebellious spirit sweeping the U.S.A. as people are fighting back against the fossil fuel industry from coast to coast. We all know about the big tar sands to-do [...]

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Stirring Words From Tim DeChristopher Remind Us Why Civil Disobedience Is Necessary Now More Than Ever

Monday, August 1, 2011

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Stirring Words From Tim DeChristopher Remind Us Why Civil Disobedience Is Necessary Now More Than Ever

“I am here today because I have chosen to protect the people locked out of the system over the profits of the corporations running the system. I say this not because I want your mercy, but because I want you to join me.” These are the words spoken by Tim DeChristopher, a climate activist, college [...]

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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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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Monday, March 7, 2011

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Last Thursday, a federal jury in Salt Lake City, Utah convicted activist Tim DeChristopher of two felony counts for disrupting the auction of more than 100,000 acres of federal land that was being sold off by the Bush Administration for oil and gas drilling in 2008. Tim’s act of civil disobedience has been widely heralded [...]

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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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What Would You Risk to Save the Planet?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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What Would You Risk to Save the Planet?

What would you do to save the world? Or at least your precious piece of it? Would you risk your career? Your home? Your permanent record? How about ten years in prison? That’s what my friend and fellow climate activist Tim DeChristopher is facing. As we’ve told you many times, in Dec. 2008, Tim walked [...]

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