The Fight for Climate Justice is a Fight for Freedom Protesters are fighting back against the state suppression of non-volent civil disobedience
When a climate activists defends themselves in court, they often do now have much in the way of traditional deliberative arguments. They have committed to publicly defy a law, and so can’t easily make a case that they didn’t break the law. This is where the right of necessity comes into play.
It is day 15 of the Netherlands Extinction Rebellion protest to End Fossil Fuel subsidies. Friday saw 213 arrests, and today, 500 more, putting the total past 6000 for this 15 day stretch.
On Thursday September 21, more than 35 climate activists from Extinction Rebellion Boston (XR) shut down traffic around the financial district to demand that the Healey administration keep their promises to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure.
It is now the 13th day of the A12 blockades in the Netherlands to end the 40-46 billion euros a year in fossil fuel subsides. Water cannons have been deployed nearly every day - and every day they’ve been there, arrests seem to pile up.
Humanity has opened The Gates to Hell Three Arrested at White House As Biden Is uninvited to Climate Week
It’s been a wild week for climate, as NYC actions heading into UN Climate Week in NYC have been nonstop. However, in the nation’s capital, DC, a new kind of protest is persisting, as again and again, folks are risking arrest at the White House.
At 10am, in Zuccotti Park, 100s of climate activists gathered in preparation for a mass civil disobedience demonstration. Most were not yet aware of the exact target, but climate justice and mass civil disobedience were promised - so people stood out in the cold with soaking shoes and listened carefully to the instructions.
In a surprising, and monumental show of force, the climate movement mustered 75,000 protesters in NYC Sunday. The march lasted much longer than expected, as the it was jammed in every direction. Rallying started around noon, but speakers were still blasting out speeches at the drop off end of the march at 5:30pm. The crowd then began to dwindle to just around 10,000.
NYC Climate Week Activists Occupy Museum of Modern Art For a full six hours. 16 Arrested as Museum is asked to cut ties with oil
Friday, September 15th, Activists gathered outside the MoMA, (Museum of Modern Art), at 1pm for what would become an eventual 6 hour occupation and shut down of the museum. Their demand is that the museum cut their ties with the criminal private equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, or KKR.
NYC Climate Week - CitiBank Shut Down For Hours 26 people arrested force 1000s of citibank personnel to wait
The coalition included NY Communities for Change, Extinction Rebellion, Stop the Money Pipeline. This editor-in-chief was also there, and faces three charges, including Obstructing Government processes
“We demand that Blackrock get out of the business of the fossil fuel and other forms ofl extractivism and colonialism, including debt colonialism. I’m Very concerned about climate change. Terrified of what our future holds if our government and corporate leaders continue to stick their heads in the sand.” the mother of one continued,