Here's how to show support for Tim DeChristopher, aka Bidder 70, as he goes on trial today for his powerful and urgen act of civil disobedience.
We've covered DeChristopher a whole bunch in the past couple years (including our interview last year), so we'll keep this brief. Basically, this quiet economics student decided to "be the carbon tax," and consciously performed a peaceful act of civil disobedience. He's now looking at potentially ten years in prison on federal felony charges.
Bryan Walsh has a good, timely summary at TIME, and the Salt Lake City Tribune has great op-ed from a fellow Utah activist that does a good job explaining the symbolic importance of this act of civil disobedience.
On the streets outside of the courthouse today, activists from Salt Lake City and around the country are gathering to show support. If you're in the area—or, heck, if you're following along from afar—check out Peaceful Uprising's site. They've got a map of the march route, tips for how to engage in civil disobedience (or how not to get arrested, if you'd like to keep the record clean), and other options for showing support and getting involved.
Here are other ways to get involved today, even if you're not in Salt Lake City, direct from Peaceful Uprising:
Share your comments supporting Tim and all the people standing in solidarity on the streets of SLC.
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Here's one image that just came in from the march, courtesy of losinghand on Twitter:
Update: Lots of info flying around from the event today. I'll keep updating below with anything else worth relaying.