Introduction to Civil Disobedience in the Climate Movement

In this episode, Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden discuss some of the trends of civil disobedience in the climate movement, as well as the fundamental roles of civil disobedience as a tool for social change. Co-host Tim DeChristopher disrupted an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December of 2008, by posing as "Bidder 70" and outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. For his act of civil disobedience, he was sentenced to two years in federal prison. Held for a total of 21 months, his imprisonment earned him an international media presence as an activist and political prisoner of the United States government. More on his background with civil disobedience at Resources: The Climate Disobedience Center The Climate Defense Project Connect with the show online Music by Bryan Cahall Become a Patron Appreciate these conversations? Become a patron of the Climate Workshop Podcast. Patrons make this podcast possible long-term and get access to our patron only stream.

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