Tim is facing ten years in prison on two felony charges for derailing
an illegal sale of public land from the outgoing Bush administration to
private oil and gas developers.
The government is embarrassed by this very public trial, and wishes
it would go away, but Tim has refused any kind of plea bargain because
he thinks a jury of his peers should decide if he was justified in
defying an unjust system that is dooming us to an unlivable future.
It is this kind of peaceful, powerful, and courageous civil
disobedience that is largely missing from the climate movement. An
outbreak of jury trials (and willingness to serve time if necessary)
could create a political atmosphere that allows a reasonable
governmental response to climate change–while bringing the damaging
injustices of our current system into the spotlight. People pay attention when
others make sacrifices.
Tim forced a trial so we would have
a chance to show the world that if you stand up for a livable future,
others will stand with you. Can you join us?