350.org Founder Bill McKibben just put out the following statement on the Tim DeChristopher trial in Utah:

"Tim has shown the power of civil disobedience to shine a light — the government should be giving him a medal, not a sentence, and in time this will be recalled as a key early battle in the century's long fight for a livable climate.

Just in case the federal government thinks that it's intimidating people into silence with this kind of prosecution, think again. In fact, this is precisely the sort of event that reminds us just why we need a real, mass mobilization to stop the climate crisis.

Tim took a brave and lonely stand; it’s time to make sure that in the future bravery comes in bigger quantities."

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