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Politics and its Discontents: An Update on Tim DeChristopher

About a year ago I wrote a post on Tim DeChristopher, a brave young activist who was sentenced to two years in prison for disrupting an oil and gas auction. In an act of civil disobedience, he submitted winning bids on land in Utah with no intention of paying for them.

An update on . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Update on Tim DeChristopher

DeSmogBlog: BREAKING: Tim DeChristopher Moved To Isolated Confinement

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According to a press release sent from Tim DeChristopher's organization, Peaceful Uprising, Tim was recently moved from the minimum security camp at Federal Correctional Institute Herlong in California to Herlong's "special housing unit" which, in the parlance of our times, equals "the hole."

Sources report that DeChristopher was moved there at least . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: BREAKING: Tim DeChristopher Moved To Isolated Confinement

Politics and its Discontents: Civil Disobedience: The Courage of Tim DeChrisotpher

I had not heard of Tim DeChristopher, a brave young man who, in the dying days of the Bush administration in 2008, attended an oil and gas auction in Utah in 2008 and disrupted it by submitting winning bids on various tracts of land, with no intention … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Civil Disobedience: The Courage of Tim DeChrisotpher

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: The Bidder 70 26: The Catalyst That Will Ignite The Climate Movement

B70_Sentencing_072611_RS_13.jpg The night before Tim DeChristopher’s sentencing was like any other before an action – we were all up way too late, distressed about work that hadn’t gotten d… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: The Bidder 70 26: The Catalyst That Will Ignite The Climate Movement

350 or bust: It’s Heating Up Out There

What a week it has been! With the backdrop of the verging-on-farcical U.S. debt credit crisis brought on by the tea-baggers in Washington, and the pieing of Rupert Murdoch, a whole lot has been going on the global warming front, and not just the extr… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: It’s Heating Up Out There

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: BREAKING: Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

TimDeChristopher.png At 3:00 pm MST today, the end of a very long and emotional saga came to fruition as the gavel banged down on the judge’s desk in a federal courthouse in Salt Lake City,… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: BREAKING: Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

Montreal Simon: Stopping the Cons: How Far Will Canadians Go?

Well I see the great postal filibuster has ended. The NDP has surrendered to reality. The union-bashing Cons got what they wanted. The workers were shafted. And the Liberals looked lame.But at least the workers were grateful.And at least the … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stopping the Cons: How Far Will Canadians Go?