Friday, March 11, 2011

Bidder 70: beyond one-click activism

Film makers are raising the $750,000 needed to pay legal fees for climate patriot Tim DeChristopher's court defense:
It’s a story of stunning civil disobedience in a time of global climate crisis. On December 19, 2008, Tim, a college student and environmental activist, derailed Bush’s last minute, parting gift to the oil and gas industry when he crashed the BLM's illegitimate oil and gas auction in Salt Lake City. While protesters circled outside, Tim breezed inside, registered to bid, and took his seat. Bidder’s paddle #70 rested on his knee. By the time the guards escorted him out, he’d won 22,000 acres of pristine Utah wilderness with no intention to drill or pay.

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