Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher & the Power of Civil Disobedience in Growing Movements

By: Saturday September 28, 2013 2:01 pm

Climate activist Tim DeChristopher served twenty-one months in prison after disrupting a federal land auction that would have sold off the leasing rights to oil and gas companies. He stopped oil and gas companies from exploiting resources around the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in southeastern Utah and nearby the Book Cliffs in eastern Utah. [...]

Climate Justice Activist Tim DeChristopher on Going to Prison for Disrupting Land Auction

By: Monday April 22, 2013 4:08 pm

Climate justice activist Tim DeChristopher, who was given a two-year sentence in prison for making fake bids in a Utah public land auction that later was found to be corrupt, is finally free. He appeared on “Democracy Now!” this morning to give his first interview since being released Sunday from the halfway house where he [...]

Update: Tim DeChristopher Is No Longer in Solitary Confinement

By: Thursday March 29, 2012 5:49 pm

Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, who was given a two-year sentence in prison for making fake bids in a Utah public land auction that was later found to be corrupt, has been moved out of solitary confinement. He has been put back in the minimum security camp where he was being held before a member of [...]

Unnamed Congressman Has Tim DeChristopher Moved into Solitary Confinement

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 1:17 pm

(update below) Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, who was given a two-year sentence in prison for making fake bids in a Utah public land auction that was later found to be corrupt, was moved to solitary confinement after a member of Congress contacted the Bureau of Prisons. Peaceful Uprising, a climate change activism group which DeChristopher [...]

US Park Police Seek to Intimidate Oil Pipeline Protesters

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 9:53 am

Three participants in the Civil Disobedience Action, wait to be processed in front of the White House on August 20th, 2011. (photo: Tar Sands Action) A major two-week action involving daily sit-ins at the White House against the granting of a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline began Saturday. Just over seventy people [...]

Notes on Civil Liberties on July 27

By: Wednesday July 27, 2011 7:47 pm

Here’s today’s blog for the latest news and updates on civil liberties and digital freedom issues. If you have any news tips and would like to contact me, email kevin.gosztola@firedoglake.com. Climate activist hero Tim DeChristopher’s statement, which he read at his sentencing yesterday. DeChristopher told the courtroom, the heart of this case rests on “the [...]

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