Thursday, July 26, 2012

Peaceful Uprising to honor Tim DeChristopher, other political prisoners with moment of silence TODAY, July 26

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Today, at 3 p.m. MDT (5 p.m. EDT) July 26, Peaceful Uprising is holding a moment of silence exactly one year (to the hour) from the time climate activist Tim DeChristopher was scheduled for his sentencing last year. They will be honoring a moment of silence -- for the harsh sentence he received as well as the fate of other political prisoners, across time and borders.

On Eagle Rock, near Big Bay, Mich., in August 2009, climate activist Tim DeChristopher, third from left, joins participants at Protect the Earth in holding up cups of pure water during a ceremony of appreciation and prayer for keeping the water clean. DeChristopher later poured water from Salt Lake City, where Kennecott Minerals Co. has its headquarters. Kennecott (Rio Tinto) is now drilling a portal to the Eagle Mine under Eagle Rock. (Keweenaw Now file photo © and courtesy Gabriel Caplett)
"We want to commemorate those who have been to jail for justice, those who are currently suffering inhumane treatment for the courage of their convictions, and all of those who have come before them," says a message from Peaceful Uprising on their Web site.

This day also coincides with their community's response to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), holding their 39th Annual Conference in the heart of Salt Lake City. A wide coalition has come together to "welcome" ALEC, in an effort to expose this example of government and corporate collusion.

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Click here to read about this event and see photos on the Peaceful Uprising Facebook page.

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