Doomsday Yet like so many lobby groups, my old colleagues peddle messages of doomsday gloom that alienate as much as they motivate, offering little in the way of positive solutions. It is scaremongering rather than inspiring, and while for a time I aligned myself with their world view — and their tactics — in recent months I have come to see things differently. … [Read more...] about Police manage to tackle 30 topless women Extinction Rebellion chained to Parliament in just two hours – despite needing 12 hours to move in when they disrupted newspaper print works
Extinction rebellion 31 october
The 51 Extinction Rebellion activists charged over the blockade of printing presses in Hertfordshire Natalie Brecht, 45, who gave no address was remanded in custody to appear before Hatfield Magistrates’ Court today. Sally Davidson, aged 33, from Byards Croft, LondonChristopher Smith, aged 43, of Blagdon Road, New MaldenWill Farbrother, aged 39, of Forest Road, WalthamstowSarah Ingram, aged 39, of Hervey Road, Kidbrooke, LondonSteve Tooze, aged 56, of Railton Road, LondonRichard Felgate, aged 28, of Forest Road, WalthamstowRosamund Frost, aged 29, of Wyatt Park Road, LondonJoel Scott-Halkes, aged 28, of Thistlewaite Road, LondonTim Jones, aged 37, of Wyatt Park Road, LondonChristine Kelly, aged 61, of Coppetts Road, LondonGillian Fletcher, aged 58, of Clifton Road, WokinghamLuke Whiting, aged 24, of Grove Road, LondonCleodie Rickard, aged 24, of Roman Road, LondonLucy Porter, aged 45, of Craig Hill Road, BradfordSusan Hampton, aged 64, of Lincoln Court, BerkhamstedLiam … [Read more...] about ‘Press are worse than the Nazis’: Independent newspaper columnist who masterminded Extinction Rebellion blockade of printworks says ‘this is like World War Two and you guys are on the other side’
'For many years I was sceptical of nuclear power,' Miss Lights announced. 'Surrounded by anti-nuclear activists, I had allowed fear of radiation, nuclear waste and weapons of mass destruction to creep into my subconscious... I realised I had been duped into anti-science sentiment all this time.' … [Read more...] about What irony! The spokeswoman who quit Extinction Rebellion to fight for the NUCLEAR industry says: ‘Once I understood the facts, I did change my mind’
The action not only blocked the printing presses of those newspapers, it also had a knock on effect of the distribution of other titles, including the Guardian. For the first time since the protests began, XR was high up the news agenda and once again the subject of heated public debate. The nature and target of the protests drew stinging criticism, with the prime minister and home secretary Priti Patel accusing XR of undermining democracy and a free press, and branding the group “criminals” and a threat to the British way of life. In anonymous briefings the government even floated the idea of classing XR as an “organised crime group”. … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion: how successful were the latest protests?
He unsuccessfully stood against Labour's Harriet Harman as an MP in Peckham in 2001 - but now calls himself a "spokesman" for XR. … [Read more...] about ‘Jihadi bride’ mum-of-nine Extinction Rebellion protester charged over press blockade refuses to speak in court