It’s Been a Wild Week with the Just Stop Oil Marches.
Dr Susi Arnott, 65, a research biologist from London, said this, “The science is in; fossil fuel use is killing our life support systems – but none of the people in power are taking climate breakdown seriously. Even the fossil fuel companies’ own research from decades ago is being ignored, as if you can stop it being true by hiding it in a drawer. I want them to stop lying to the public…We’ve let global heating run on for so long that radical change is inevitable, one way or another. If we act now, human civilization and the biosphere it depends on can survive this, but ‘business as usual’ is taking us all to hell.”
Also in attendance were Animal Rising, a Vegan group which has been making headlines disrupting Horse Races.
Elsewhere around London, a contingent of marchers were surrounded and temporarily stopped by a group of hoaxsters playing a social media prank for clicks. It was a planned disruption, including shirts that read “Just Stop Pissing People Off.” The video footage seemed to show a very strange scene where JSO were surrounded, but remained non-violent and urgent in their message.
Finally, Just Stop Oil made some news at the Golf Open Championship. Although, the disruption did not go as planned. Just Stop Oil were confronted by some of the contestants themselves - who probably - and rightly so, feel threatened. As we’ve learned recently, golf courses have been shut down by XR and it remains an easy target for climate grievances, as they are massively unfriendly for the environment and human water supplies.
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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.
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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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