400 Code-Rouge activists Occupy Engie blocking construction of Gas Power Plant

This action is necessary to prevent overproduction of oil on a planet that is far past its limits already. The action, carried out by Code Rouge-Rood, is a coalition of 25+ groups from students, Extinction Rebellion, scientists, and other frontline climate activists.


This action was necessary not only because of the dire straights of the planet, but the political gridlock around social and climate justice. The activists are merely staking their claim to a right to dignity, and a habitable planet.
They were soon surrounded by helicopters and police, but their numbers were too great to be easily removed. Instead, police kept a distance and watched. This action draws the publics attention to the fact that the government is already overlimit on emissions with the current power plants in place - if built, this plant would make the problem much greater. The existence of the power plant project undermines the Belgian populations goodwill and sacrifices they’ve already made.


Code Rouge-Rood states that clean and renewable energy at low cost can only be achieved by regaining control over production from the hands of giants like Engie. They seek to socialize the energy sector, to give their population control over their future and how their money is spent.
This was day 1 of a 5 day planned action.

 

The Pink Boat Reigns Supreme Over Fossil Criminals at the Ffos y Fran mine

The mine is to be shut down.

It was only two weeks ago that the Pink Boat of Extinction Rebellion sailed back into action - to confront the Ffos-y-Fran coal mine in Wales. After a few tense days of actions, which included occupations, temporary blockades, and marches, the point had been made loud and clear.
The UK government was either on the side of the people, or the coal mine which had been operating illegally for a number of months. This week saw what looks like the conclusion of this case - as according to the BBC, “An enforcement notice giving Ffos-y-Fran opencast mine in Merthyr Tydfil 28 days to stop extracting coal came into effect on Tuesday.”

 

In Solidarity, Will Regan

 

 

Join the Summer of Heat in NYC

The clock is ticking. That’s why The Summer of Heat, is taking joyful, relentless nonviolent direct action to end fossil fuel financing. Wall Street is bankrolling the coal, oil and gas companies that are polluting our communities and killing our planet. The Summer of Heat is set on stopping them. The Summer of Heat is going hard all summer long. Week after week. Month after month. The Summer of Heat is taking the party to the streets and won't stop.

 

 

 

Will Regan

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Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.