Canada Prime Minister's Painted Pink

Wednesday morning, supporters of Last Generation Canada blocked traffic on Wellington Street, as one spray painted the Prime Minister’s Office. The group is demanding government action on the climate crisis, starting with the creation of a national firefighting agency. The supporters’ arrests come as the group commits to continued civil resistance in the Ottawa area. 

The campaign demands that the federal government create a national firefighting agency that trains and employs 50,000 firefighters in time for the upcoming fire season. In addition, the group demands that the government implement a citizens' assembly with legally binding power to decide how to tackle the climate and ecological crisis this year. 

“200 000 Canadians had to evacuate their homes last summer” says Ben Holt, who sprayed the paint today. “Entire communities were burned to the ground. And yet our government has done nothing to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis”

Ben continued, “I can accept that my actions will have consequences. What I can’t accept, and simply won’t accept is continued government inaction. Business as usual is destroying the climate that we all depend on.”

Last Generation Canada are part of the A22 Network for civil resistance. 

In Solidarity, Will Regan

"With their inaction on climate policy, the federal authorities are betraying the people and democracy. This comedy has to stop. So let’s take our responsibility and join in civil resistance together"

February 8th, 2024, via @Renovate_CH on Twitter

"Blockade at Grafair private jet terminal in Stockholm. Private jets are a moral atrocity, ban them for good!"

via @ExtinctionR_SV on Twitter, Feb 7th, 2024

Copernicus finally caught up through the end of January, and it's not pretty. Overall January, 2024 was the hottest January on record, at 1.65°C above the pre-industrial baseline. January 31st was the hottest day of the month, at 1.93°C above pre-industrial.

via @EliotJacobson on Twitter, Feb 7th, 2024

 

 

 

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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.