Jane Fonda has been arrested during a climate change rally after moving to Washington D.C. to protest 'every Friday'. The 81-year-old actress's hands appeared to be zip-tied as she was taken away by police on the steps in front of the Capitol Building in the US capital. She was filmed standing beside Oil Change International protesters, who started a chant demanding for 'climate justice now'. The actress previously took a stand against the Vietnam War, for which some nicknamed 'Hanoi Jane'. Jane Fonda appeared to have been arrested in front of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Fonda was led away by police on Friday. Her hands appeared to be zip-tied. She has recently spoken out about the climate crisis and vowed to protest every Friday 'rain or shine' The actress is pictured visiting an anti-aircraft position in North Vietnam in this July 1972 photo The US actress and peace activist Fonda is pictured holding a camera as she visits a bombed out site in Hanoi in July … [Read more...] about Jane Fonda is arrested at a climate change rally on Capitol Hill after moving to Washington DC and vowing to protest ‘every Friday’ in echoes of her 1970s Vietnam protests
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Climate change protesters have cost Australia's police forces millions of dollars and staff had to be diverted from road safety and domestic violence complaints to patrol last week's chaos. Victoria Police Commander Tim Hansen said 16,000 patrol hours had been spent policing the Extinction Rebellion protests, which blocked traffic in Melbourne's CBD causing widespread disruption. 'It's had a huge impact on our resourcing out in the regions and out in the suburbs,' Commander Hansen told reporters on Sunday. Scroll down for video WA Police with an Extinction Rebellion protester in Perth on Friday. Australia's state police forces have spent thousands of patrol hours policing the widespread disruptions last week Scantily clad protesters put almost all on display on Saturday in Melbourne's Nudie Parade WA Police have not yet provided an estimate of how many patrol hours they had to spend on last week's climate change protests in Perth (pictured) but Victoria … [Read more...] about An extra cost of climate change: How Extinction Rebellion demonstrations have set taxpayers back MILLIONS – and businesses have lost even more money
It was the flood that ensured that Ntonya Sande’s first year as a teenager would also be the first year of her married life. Up to the moment the water swept away her parents’ field in Kachaso in the Nsanje district of Malawi, they had been scraping a living. Afterwards they were reduced to scavenging for bits of firewood to sell. So when a young man came to their door and asked for the 13-year old’s hand in marriage, the couple didn’t think about it for too long, lest he look elsewhere. Ntonya begged them to change their minds. She was too young, she pleaded. She didn’t want to leave. But it was to no avail. Her parents sat her down and spelled it out for her: the weather had changed and taken everything from them. There was not enough food to go around. They couldn’t afford another mouth at the table. That night she lay down in bed for the first time with the man she had never seen before and followed the instructions of her aunt, who had coached … [Read more...] about Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides
She has barely ever been in a car, and never eaten meat or flown. Now 31, she lives on the 15th floor of a city centre tower from where she can just see the ocean 500 yards away on one side and the suburbs and informal settlements sprawling as far as the eye can see on the other. Life is OK in this megacity. She earns the exact median income and is as green as she feels she can be: she has no children yet, her carbon footprint is negligible, and her apartment, built in the early 2000s, has been retrofitted for climate change with deep insulation, its own solar air-con and heating systems. It has a “living” wall of plants and a balcony where she grows a few vegetables. Waste is automatically sorted or composted. Outside it may be roasting, with temperatures often higher than 40C. Inside, she’s cool. She loves where she lives, even though the water tastes slightly salty sometimes and there are often electricity outages in the summer months because of the frequent … [Read more...] about The climate crisis in 2050: what happens if cities act but nations don’t?
Eighty-five people have been arrested as thousands of demonstrators occupied five bridges in central London to voice their concern over the looming climate crisis. Protesters, including families and pensioners, began massing on five of London’s main bridges from 10am on Saturday. An hour later, all the crossings had been blocked in one of the biggest acts of peaceful civil disobedience in the UK in decades. Some people locked themselves together, while others linked arms and sang songs. By 2pm the blockade of Southwark Bridge had been abandoned and protesters moved from there to Blackfriars Bridge, where organisers said they were soon to move west towards Westminster Bridge. Demonstrators occupied Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster and Lambeth bridges. The Metropolitan police said all the bridges had since reopened and that most of the arrests had been for obstruction under the Highways Act. Afterwards, demonstrators gathered in Parliament Square to hear speeches. … [Read more...] about Dozens arrested after climate protest blocks five London bridges