SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- KRCL, Salt Lake City's community radio station, recently interviewed climate activist Tim DeChristopher via phone from prison and included the recording for the first half of their "RadioActive!" progressive talk show. In the second half, Henia Belalia of Peaceful Uprising discusses PeaceUp’s latest and the filmmakers George and Beth Gage discuss their work on the upcoming documentary called Bidder 70.
At Eagle Rock -- on Aug.2, 2009 -- participants at Protect the Earth hold up cups of pure water during a ceremony of appreciation and prayer for keeping the water clean. Climate activist Tim DeCristopher, third from left, later poured some water from Salt Lake City, home of Kennecott Minerals, during the ceremony. (File photo © and courtesy Gabriel Caplett)
In the interview, DeChristopher, whom Keweenaw Now met at Protect the Earth 2009 at Northern Michigan University, comments on several issues, including the climate and Occupy movements (what they can learn from each other), the limits of growth, President Obama's first term, creative engagement in the political system as well as protest in the streets, laws that threaten civil liberties, and his prison experience as a time to reflect and "catch up."
DeChristopher was imprisoned a year ago for an act of civil disobedience. According to Peaceful Uprising, he is scheduled to be released into house arrest in February 2013.
Click here to listen to the interview, posted on Peaceful Uprising Jan. 30, 2012.
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Read about Tim DeChristopher's presentation at Protect the Earth 2009 in our article, "Protect the Earth 2009: Part 1."