It all started with a few cheeky jokes in an early July episode of “The Last Leg,” a British late night comedy show which parodies the news.

   The Subject of a Just Stop Oil protest came up. In particular, the protest which included the disruption of Wimbledon, recently.  The comedians suggested that Just Stop Oil disrupt every event, and even had a bit where someone who had tackled a JSO supporter dragged off an actual member of Just Stop Oil. 

   In the very next episode, Just Stop Oil were back, but not joking. They were there to disrupt The Last Leg. They threw confetti, and handed out vests and hugs(oh no!). 

   At one point the hosts looked like they wanted to spend more time with the JSO supporters, but were instructed not to by someone offscreen (probably by the producers, or some other industry hacks). 

   Just Stop Oil seem to be becoming celebrities in the UK - playing the part of villains, or heros, depending on who’s giving the narrative.

   In other JSO TV news, in the same span of days, Just Stop Oil also disrupted another live broadcast event, called the BBC Proms. This was less well received, but got the point across. Just Stop Oil are serious about keeping the climate crisis in the spotlight.

   All the while, slow marches (A tactical march involving 12 or so supporters to maximize disruption) have continued in the UK amounting to more arrests, and some violence in the streets, as several were assaulted by fists and even vehicles over this week by angry drivers. 

   JSO have accumulated 2200 arrests, 138 have spent time in prison, and some still remain.

Wells Fargo, in San Francisco and Arlington, Virginia, were shut down by members of Third Act, a climate group founded by Bill McKibben. The SF action was colorful, and had a carnival atmosphere, and sported several lock down devices. The Virginia action included rocking chairs, and other props.

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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.