Tim DeChristopher sentenced to two years in federal prison

by Rastko Pocesta

“I do not want mercy, I want you to do the same.”
– Tim DeChristopher

“Two years is too much. Tim’s shown courage, the rest of us need to.”
– Bill McKibben

A hero Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to day by Bush’s judge Dee Benson because he committed an act of civil disobedience by disrupting an illegal auction of oil and gas leases in Utah, as well as unapologetic defence of the bold tactics needed to stop the fossil fuel industry that would cook our planet into catastrophe. I urge you all to express and show solidarity with Tim and to join him in his struggle to protect Mother Earth from the suffering caused by global capitalism.