people power Archive

  • An under-viewed video of one of the best speeches Tim DeChristopher has given.

    Tim DeChristopher: “Yes, we are talking about a Revolution”

    An under-viewed video of one of the best speeches Tim DeChristopher has given.

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  • The first 'Hot Spot' action of our quarterly Community Audits for 2012.

    Citizens’ Public Hearing against Tar Sands

    The first 'Hot Spot' action of our quarterly Community Audits for 2012.

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  • Tim's minister, legal team, and beloved community of supporters in Salt Lake City.

    Press Conference for Tim’s Transfer & Appeal

    Tim's minister, legal team, and beloved community of supporters in Salt Lake City.

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  • I want to live in a democracy, but I don’t. None of us does. And that is because we don’t really believe in the words of the Declaration of Independence—this declaration that says we are free to be equal, happy and alive. So maybe it’s time to write out our beliefs, to make another declaration for a new kind of independence: the independence of the poor and forgotten from the people who control their lives and futures.

    My Declaration of Democracy

    I want to live in a democracy, but I don’t. None of us does. And that is because we don’t really believe in the words of the Declaration of Independence—this declaration that says we are free to be equal, happy and alive. So maybe it’s time to write out our beliefs, to make another declaration for a new kind of independence: the independence of the poor and forgotten from the people who control their lives and futures.

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  • Taking the steps forward we need, like passing a decent carbon tax, involves overthrowing the corporations currently controlling our government, and we know they'll be pretty stubborn in holding on to their power.

    Tim DeChristopher’s call for Stubbornness

    Taking the steps forward we need, like passing a decent carbon tax, involves overthrowing the corporations currently controlling our government, and we know they'll be pretty stubborn in holding on to their power.

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  • Consider this your call to action. Consider this the spark that will ignite this movement. We demand today and tomorrow a healthy and just world for our children and for our children's children. And we will not stop until the real criminals--the fossil fuel industry that is raping and pillaging our planet--be held accountable.

    Tim DeChristopher’s Imprisonment: Our Call to Action!

    Consider this your call to action. Consider this the spark that will ignite this movement. We demand today and tomorrow a healthy and just world for our children and for our children's children. And we will not stop until the real criminals--the fossil fuel industry that is raping and pillaging our planet--be held accountable.

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  • At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like.  In these times of a morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like.  With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow.  The choice you are making today is what side are you on.

    Tim’s official statement at his sentencing hearing

    At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like. In these times of a morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like. With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow. The choice you are making today is what side are you on.

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  • We have tolerated the intolerant—from propaganda outlets such as Fox News to Christian fascists to lunatics in the Republican Party to Wall Street and corporations—and we are paying the price. The only place left for us is on the street. We must occupy state and federal offices. We must foment general strikes.

    Power concedes nothing without a demand

    We have tolerated the intolerant—from propaganda outlets such as Fox News to Christian fascists to lunatics in the Republican Party to Wall Street and corporations—and we are paying the price. The only place left for us is on the street. We must occupy state and federal offices. We must foment general strikes.

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  • Climate Trial, 5th of November, 2010. Across the street from the Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah. Climate Trial, Salt Lake City, Utah from Cliff Lyon Script: “All rise. […]

    The Climate Trial in SLC

    Climate Trial, 5th of November, 2010. Across the street from the Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah. Climate Trial, Salt Lake City, Utah from Cliff Lyon Script: “All rise. […]

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  • How much power should corporations have over our political system? David argues that to have a healthy democracy, we must abolish corporate personhood and establish that only human beings, not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights.

    Friday Uprising: David Cobb

    How much power should corporations have over our political system? David argues that to have a healthy democracy, we must abolish corporate personhood and establish that only human beings, not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights.

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