February 17, 2010 by The Mormon Worker
Comrades (in Salt Lake and beyond!),
Please consider raising a fist and descending on Salt Lake to fight the corporate juggernaut that controls our governemnt, our legal system, and the future of the planet. As you probably know, one of ours–Tim DeChristopher–is facing ten years in jail for disrupting oil and gas drilling in Utah. He did it to stop catastrophic climate change, but in Corporate Occupied Territory that is illegal. What is legal is to rape and plunder.
I am helping to organize a massive convergence in Salt Lake from March 15-18 where we will take on the legal system and the polluters through direct action. We want activists from all over the country to come out in solidarity and step up the intensity of the climate justice movement.
Let me know if you can come or if you want to organize a solidarity action in your area. Remember, this is a political trial and the judge is conservative. Already there are rumors that he is trying to change the date to scuttle our organizing, so buy refundable tickets if you are flying or take amtrak/buses.
In the meantime, read this call-out of support by Naomi Klein, James Hansen, Bill McKibben and James Hansen. POST IT ON BLOGS AND FORWARD IT TO YOUR LISTS!
Also, go to www.climatetrial.com to get involved, sign up for housing (or, if you are in Salt Lake, to offer it) and transportation.
Let the resistance begin!