9 Year Anniversary of the "Bidder 70" Auction
When we submitted the podcast to iTunes we didn't know how long it would take to be approved.  Apple ended up approving it yesterday, the 9 year anniversary of the auction Tim disrupted as bidder 70. His trial and  two year imprisonment led to his international recognition.  An auspicious launch!  

If you don't know Tim's story, this video is a great overview.  

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, DeChristopher 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.   

He has used this as a platform to spread the urgency of the climate  crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action in order to create a  just and healthy world.  Tim used his prosecution as an opportunity to  organize the climate justice organization Peaceful Uprising in Salt Lake  City, and most recently founded the Climate Disobedience Center.    

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