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by Robert Jensen

posted May 24, 2013

Peaceful Uprising photo by David Newkirk

Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action.

by Robert Jensen

posted May 24, 2013
Peaceful Uprising photo by David Newkirk

In December 2008, Tim DeChristopher attended a protest at a federal auction of drilling rights to Utah wilderness lands. He found a better way to disrupt the auction when he picked up a paddle and began bidding on the leases as “Bidder 70.” He won $1.8 million worth of parcels and inflated the price of many others. When it was discovered that he had no money
to back his bids, the auction had to be shut down.

Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to two years in prison for his actions, but his boldness stopped the sale of 22,000 acres of scenic wilderness and highlighted government misconduct.

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