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Friday, 17 May 2013

Released From Prison, Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Civil Disobedience & Building Movements

http://www.democracynow.org - We turn now to climate justice activist Tim DeChristopher, who was released last month after 21 months in federal custody. DeChristopher was convicted of interfering with a public auction in 2008 when he disrupted the Bush administration's last-minute move to auction off oil and gas exploitation rights in Utah by posing as a bidder. He is the subject of the new documentary, "Bidder 70." "We need to be building power as a social movement. One of the weaknesses for the climate movement," DeChristopher explains is that "we still have this huge divide between the political side of the movement that focuses on Washington and the grassroots side of the movement that's been building real power."

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