in resistance to Ugandan pipeline atrocities. JSO paint the UK headquarters of Total Energies orange and black, in resistance to the companies’ continued participation in human rights violations, in the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline.
At around 8am four Just Stop Oil supporters entered the UK headquarters of Total Energies, the French multinational and majority shareholder in the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) at Canary Wharf.
They sprayed the interior of the lobby with black paint from fire extinguishers. Meanwhile outside, four further supporters sprayed the exterior of the building with orange paint and then sat down to await arrest. They were joined by a group of about 60 students who gave speeches describing the crimes perpetrated against the people of Uganda by the EACOP project.
Experts have described the project as a ‘carbon bomb’, which would release over 379 million tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere- 25 times the combined annual emissions of Uganda and Tanzania, the host nations.
“Meanwhile, in Uganda, Journalists have been arrested and there have been incidents of forced disappearances and kidnappings related to the pipeline.”
The pipeline runs 900 miles from a biodiverse national park in Uganda, to a port in Tanzania. The project could lead to the displacement of over 100,000 people and outrage has been sparked at the multitude of human rights abuses being imposed on those in the path of the pipeline.
Climate Defiance to Join XR NYC in Support of Degas 2 at Next MET Action.
The Summer is really heating up for the thriving US climate actions as the group Climate Defiance has announced (in a Tweet on July 2nd) plans to join Extinction Rebellion NYC this coming Saturday, July 8th for the next solidarity action for the dropping of charges against Joanna Smith and Tim Martin of Declare Emergency.
The last solidarity action saw XR NYC disrupting the Met in NYC by holding signs and having hands covered in red and black paint. They were subsequently thrown out, but not before getting their voices heard in a non-violent demonstration. The call to action now is to join this next action if you can. Register at xrebellion.nyc/events This is a great opportunity to work with two fantastic groups, at a very cool action, for a great cause. If you can not do that, there is a petition you can sign to help raise awareness at xrpathways.org/freedegas2
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September 28th, 6:30-7:30, EST
Four civil disobedience activists (including one rebel) blocked the road to the Burning Man festival. It generated hundreds of media stories.Another rebel glued his feet to the floor of Arthur Ashe stadium and stopped a US Open semi-final game for 49 minutes. It generated thousands of media hits worldwide, inserted the topic of climate emergency where it is least seen - the sports pages. Would you like to be a part of this new wave of climate actions, where a small number of brave people can make a big impact? Come learn from these two rebels. It's not hard. It just needs a bit of pluck, a bit of creativity, and a straightforward message.
Join DE This Sunday for a talk about how you can join this exciting group - and start making headlines of your own! Or at least help others do the same.
“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!”
Register now at declareemergency.org/events
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