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.”
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“What are our responsibilities at this time? Because of the fossil fuel industry, we are facing horrors of a magnitude never before experienced in our existence. Our government continues to lead us to the edge of no return. We must stand up and defend ourselves. No one else is going to do it. It must be us, if we want to live.
Our methods must be disruptive, and they must be nonviolent. Our actions are evidence-based, credible, and we have a plan. The only thing missing at this point in time is YOU!”
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