December 3, 2018 at 11:21 am #167714
Won’t the Extinct people be there or don’t they fancy being in a Polish jail?December 3, 2018 at 9:42 pm #167866
I don’t think Poland tolerates any protests according to Amnesty – another wonderfully regressive European country;
I cannot understand why the UN tolerates these kind of measures and then hold their conferences there?
But 75,000 protesters did march in support of climate action in Belgium on Sunday………December 10, 2018 at 12:02 pm #169931
Extinction Rebellion Goes GlobalDecember 10, 2018 at 12:23 pm #169934
“We must collectively do whatever’s necessary non-violently, to persuade politicians and business leaders to relinquish their complacency and denial,” the open letter stated, which was signed by Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, and the former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, among others.
There are still appealing to “politicians and business leaders (!)” to do something that economic conditions, not complacency or denial, mean they can’t do — politicians because they can’t undermine the competitivity of their exports by taking unilateral action, business leaders because they would have to sacrifice profits (unless they switch to investing in selling renewables technology, sea defences, carbon capture equipment, etc).
Basically what they are doing is appealing to politicians to put the longer-term overall general capitalist interest before short-term national capitalist interests, while what they should be doing is campaigning for “system change” to socialism as a world of common ownership and democratic control by and in the interest of the whole world’s population.December 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm #169936
I think the appeal posted on the other thread from the capitalist institutions will get more of a sympathetic hearing than the voices from the streetsDecember 10, 2018 at 7:44 pm #169976December 16, 2018 at 4:45 am #171547December 20, 2018 at 8:37 pm #173858
I wonder if anti-climate change activists might be behind the drone incident at Gatwick. It is the sort of thing some of them might feel morally impelled to do.December 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm #173861
I had the same thought ALB. Shows how fragile modern capitalism is…..December 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm #173863
Tsk tsk…you conspiracists …December 21, 2018 at 10:33 am #173908
It’s not just us. This morning’s Times is reporting:
Police are investigating whether environmental activists were responsible for the attacks.December 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm #173911
And i am sure the police are also investigating Islamic terror groups too. Me, i think it is near xmas and some idiots are out flight testing their new presents.
But it seems ER are busy elsewhere with a more relevant campaign of protest
The BBC’s central London headquarters has been put on lockdown due to a protest by climate change campaigners who are demanding it uses its status as national broadcaster to declare a “climate and ecological emergency”.
Extinction Rebellion, a direct action group that has recently shut down key London roads, has demand the BBC makes the environment its “top editorial issue”.
Broadcasting House was locked down early on Friday afternoon, with BBC staff and guests unable to enter or leave the building while security kept the peaceful but noisy protesters away from the entrance.
Extinction Rebellion activists, who are demanding a meeting with the BBC director general, Tony Hall, said the corporation had a duty to broadcast about climate change with “the level of urgency placed on informing the public about the second world war”.
Extinction Rebellion also organised protests on Friday at BBC offices in Glasgow, Cambridge, Birmingham, Truro, Sheffield, Bangor, and the broadcaster’s Berlin bureau.December 21, 2018 at 5:41 pm #173922
And as if to underline the BBC’s utter contempt for licence payers, it has failed to mention this all day, no state why it’s being targeted. It’s an utter shit pot organisation….December 22, 2018 at 8:53 am #173978
Two people have been arrested. It remains to be seen whether they are pranksters, publicity-seekers or “eco-warriors”. Environmentalists are already shitting themselves about this anti-working-class stunt being the work of one of theirs:December 22, 2018 at 9:50 am #173981
I think its Ryanair…overbooked seats for the festive season and came up with this plot to cancel flights…But it will all come out in the [white] wash.
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