Public Trial for Tim DeChristopher. Tomorrow Noon. Come One Come All!

Climate Trial - Salt Lake City, Utah November 5, 2010

Climate Trial - Salt Lake City, Utah November 5, 2010

“The public square is the proper place for the defendants message, not criminal proceedings in federal court.” -US government

The Justice Department is putting Tim  DeChristopher on trial for blocking an illegal federal oil and gas auction. This absurdity is heightened by the judge’s subsequent ruling, legally prohibiting Tim from telling the jury his reasons for doing what he did. Even though the judge is severely restricting what Tim can say, the government continues to delay the trial, denying Tim justice.

The oil industry might not want us to have this trial, but we do.

“The Climate Trial” will take place November 5th, 2010, with or without the court. This trial is not just about Tim; it’s about holding the real criminals accountable. Join us—you’ll be the jury—deciding where the responsibility lies for passing on a healthy world to our children.

Begin: high noon. Length: about 30 minutes  Where: 350 S. Main St. (across from the federal courthouse. (map)

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Note: there will also be mobilizations and actions in Salt Lake City during the “real” trial. After 5 delays (and counting?) from the government, we are unable to post the exact date until it is imminent. If you would like to receive the most up-to-date information, you can sign up for our Climate Trial Email Updates.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on November 4, 2010 - 6:56 pm

    I hope a lot of people show up. I have to be at work at the exact time it starts. Darnnit!

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on November 4, 2010 - 8:21 pm

    I’m going to have to wait for the “real” trial. Hope it’s a fun event tomorrow.

    It’s almost two years now since Tim stood up to the Bush administration, the BLM and the oil companies. If they are waiting for our amazement and admiration to fade before holding the trial, that’s not going to happen.

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on November 4, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    I still think it’s hilarious that the court trial was originally set on November 5th, (Guy Faux day).

    Tim’s selfless act is something you just don’t see in Utah or anywhere else these days. It’s always money that motivates people and the people with money are the ones who get canonized no matter how they got it.

  4. #4 by Richard Warnick on November 4, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    “Remember, remember the Fifth of November.” But I didn’t like “V for Vendetta” (2006) or the Guy Fawkes masks.

  5. #5 by Larry Bergan on November 4, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    Obviously, you’d have to be an idiot to stage a coup with an army of masked men because nobody would be able to see where they were going or have any peripheral vision, but I thought it was a pretty good yarn anyway.

  6. #6 by cav on November 6, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    I’m not even into ‘Giant Puppets’, but then I gusee they aren’t into Tim – since it’s well after noon and there are only two small children posing for photographs.

    Oh well, Bush is gone so what the hey.

  7. #7 by Uncle Rico on February 28, 2011 - 7:33 am

    Give ’em hell today Tim!

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