Tim DeChristopher Arraignment Rally

Tim DeChristopher, the U of U student who successfully shut down the auction of public land for oil drilling in Utah via a creative direct action maneuver, will be arraigned next week in Federal Court. Here are details about an event to support DeChristopher:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tim DeChristopher Arraignment Rally!

10:45am – 12noon, Library Plaza, 200 East 400 South, SLC
We’re looking for 1,000 pals to join us in Salt Lake City at the Federal Courthouse to show Brett Tolman, Jim Matheson, Ken Salazar and President Obama that we are serious about a Peaceful Uprising. We will not remain silent as they attempt to persecute Tim for standing up for the Truth. We stand in solidarity.
Renowned Climatologist James Hansen to speak at rally in support of Tim DeChristopher
SALT LAKE CITY — James Hansen, one of the world’s leading scientists studying climate change, will speak at a rally in support of Tim DeChristopher on Tuesday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salt Lake City library plaza.
The event is built around DeChristopher’s arraignment at 11:45 a.m. at the Frank E. Moss Courthouse in Salt Lake City. The University of Utah student is facing two felony charges for his nonviolent disruption of an illegitimate oil and gas lease auction of public land in Utah last December.
Even though a federal court and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar rescinded the auction because of its illegitimacy, Brett Tolman, the United States attorney for Utah, has decided to charge DeChristopher with two felonies, which could mean up to 10 years in prison.Renowned Climatologist James Hansen to speak at rally in support of Tim DeChristopher

The following is a schedule of the events with Hansen and DeChristopher:

Monday, 6 p.m.: Hansen talks with Radioactive, KRCL’s public affairs program.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.: Hansen will speak at U of U’s Social and Behavioral Science auditorium
Tuesday, 11 a.m.: Rally begins with speakers and music at the SLC Library Plaza.
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.: March to Frank E. Moss Courthouse for DeChristopher’s arraignment.
Tuesday, about noon: Hansen will speak at rally for DeChristopher at the SLC Library Plaza.
Tuesday, 6 p.m. Hansen will speak at Utah Valley University in the library auditorium.



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