Have You Been To Jail for Justice? Peter Yarrow Spoke and Sang for Tim DeChristopher in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday

Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary came to Salt Lake City for Tim DeChristopher’s sentencing. We thank him for his support and wisdom.


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  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on July 29, 2011 - 11:05 am

    Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.…

    Henry David Thoreau

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on July 29, 2011 - 12:06 pm

  3. #3 by Martel on July 30, 2011 - 12:06 pm

    Well Thoreau had his opinions, can’t get anything done much in the pokey. I can only think of all the Patriots unjustly imprisoned in the Hulks on the Hudson during the Revolution. Many died there. What got them out of them was…well, you know the history, it was done with more than a pen and a piece of paper let’s just say.

  4. #4 by Martel on July 30, 2011 - 12:39 pm

    Kudos for Tim’s active protest, the attempt to stop destruction on public lands or at least keep them from being sold for a pittance.

    However, the link to Bill Mckinnon’s article, equating his protest as a call to stop AGW based on CO2 production is a farce. It belittles Tim’s sacrifice to be lumped in with the fraud for political gain whether it is done on purpose as a demonstrable fraud or by accident by simpletons.


  5. #5 by Larry Bergan on July 31, 2011 - 8:01 pm

    Tim DeChristopher is still getting top billing on, John Steinbeck award winning artist, Michael Moore’s website.

    Mike compels you to:


    Write to Tim
    Tim DeChristopher (Booking Number) (201106916)
    Davis County Correctional Facility
    P. O. Box 130 Farmington, UT 84025

    Hopefully, Tim will have a lot of time to read AND write!

    Peter Paul and Mary’s breakthrough folk album “In The Wind” which featured songs written by Bob Dylan was a wonderful diversion to the crap that was being played on popular radio at the time. Simon and Garfunkel and others from both sides of the ocean followed and and culminated in something the greedy couldn’t except, so they crushed it.

    Sorry dudes; it’s still alive!

  6. #6 by Larry Bergan on July 31, 2011 - 8:05 pm

    Thanks for the video, Cliff!

  7. #7 by Larry Bergan on July 31, 2011 - 9:11 pm

    Notice that Tim doesn’t smirk in his mugshot.

    Very much UNLIKE Tom Delay, wouldn’t you say?

  8. #8 by Larry Bergan on July 31, 2011 - 9:30 pm

    Very much unlike Tom Delay or this dude:

    Not to mention Karl Rove’s assinine rap dance which I don’t need to post, since it’s already emblazoned in your squirming mind.

  9. #9 by Larry Bergan on July 31, 2011 - 9:54 pm

    I just went to iTunes and downloaded “In The Wind”.

    The album seems to resonate with Christian teachings.

    A particularly poignant lyric from the album:

    “If religion were a thing that money could buy; the rich would live, and the poor would die”

    You decide.

  10. #10 by Larry Bergan on July 31, 2011 - 10:36 pm

    Actually, after a little research, “All My Trials” defines poignant.

    The best version of this song is from Peter, Paul, and Mary.

    No boubt adout it. 🙂 You must download “In The Wind” from iTunes or wherever you can borrow or obtain it!

  11. #11 by Larry Bergan on August 3, 2011 - 1:22 am

    Download “In The Wind”!

    Don’t make me come down there!

  12. #12 by Larry Bergan on August 3, 2011 - 1:56 am

    The young people will come up with the next generation of great folk music; not that they already haven’t.

    We Americans are not allowed to hear anything that doesn’t promote things.

    Weird huh?

  13. #13 by Karmen on August 4, 2011 - 8:02 am

    That’s the problem, Larry. It may be being written but we’re not hearing it. The corporate ‘clear channel’ dictates what people hear now as compared with all myriad AM stations in the 60s that were pumping everything out to a young, hungry listening audience. Now, the majority of those young and listening hear very little other than what is selected for them by the media moguls. There is actually more music out there now but it’s harder to find, doesn’t get play time and the message travels much slower (word of mouth). That limits the exposure the music gets and so we see those who would have been in the 60s ‘rise up’ music movement plugged or budded. We don’t see or hear anyone coming up with anything like “In the Wind,” “Blowing in the Wind,” “Silver Spoon” with everyone singing along.

    The draft of the 60s, which directly and forever affected those young people, is absent. Without that kind of immediate impact, the majority of this age group simply remains focused on what they are doing right now– job, college, future, etc. There is no threat to that future (i.e. draft, Vietnam) as there was in the 60s generation, so why bother? Fortunately they are not all like that (Tim D. and many others) but I think the majority are.

    It makes me sad for them because what will they look back on? How will they define their generation? That part of my life’s film has a glorious soundtrack with artists such as CCR, CSNY, Dylan, James Taylor, and on and on. The fear and uncertainty, the anger over discrimination/civil rights movement and Vietnam actually fueled a tremendous artistic movement fed by individuals creating and individuals living to consume the art and music. Now, it’s canned and packaged and fed to us through earbuds and YouTube — all good, but harder to sort through to hear the message.

  14. #14 by Larry Bergan on August 4, 2011 - 2:24 pm

    Clear Channel actually promoted the wars by planning pro-war rallies. A terrible organization that has harmed our society.

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