She said XR was “attempting to thwart the media’s right to publish without fear nor favour”, and claimed their campaign of civil disobedience was “a shameful attack on our way of life, our economy and the livelihoods of the hard working majority”. … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion ‘criminals’ threaten UK’s way of life, says Priti Patel
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Launched less than two years ago, the group is still thinking big. Its actions over the past two weeks did not capture the public imagination in the way it had done in April last year. By attacking the rightwing media, they have made a formidable enemy – and according to some critics, may have distracted the press and the public from their core message about the climate crisis. … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion: how successful were the latest protests?
It’s vital that we take this moment to acknowledge that radical change is necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. It’s vital that we apply the lessons of the coronavirus pandemic to avoid paying an even more terrible price for poor preparation and a slow, inadequate response to the climate and ecological emergency.Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Stephen Fry,Dr Rowan Williams, Alice Aedy, Josh Appignanesi, Chloe Aridjis, Andrea Arnold OBE, Jake Arnott, Will Attenborough, Patrick Brill OBE RA, Frankie Boyle, Louisa Buck, Dame Carmen Callil, Grace Chatto (Clean Bandit), Lily Cole, Dominic Cooke CBE, Cookin Vinyl Records, Lindsey Coulson, Coldcut, Jill Dawson, Siobhan Davies CBE, Jeremy Deller, Charlotte Du Cann, Nicola Davies, Domino Records, Joe Dunthorne, Marc Elliott, Brian Eno, Paul Ewen, Rose Fenton CBE, Johnny Flynn, Iain Forsyth, Bella Freud, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), Kate Fahy, Livia Firth, Gazelle Twin, Polly Gifford, Alison Goldfrapp, Sir Antony Gormley, … [Read more...] about Letters: Extinction Rebellion is a force for good
“OK, Tiger, petty, personality-driven political point-scoring is too trivial a framing device for this debate. Let’s make this more of a Socratic dialogue and less of an ego trip,” said Will, harshing my buzz. “Critics will claim that Extinction Rebellion’s actions strike at the democratic notion of a free press. But from a moral perspective, when rising temperatures have destroyed our world as we know it, perhaps the cockroaches that inherit the planet will fashion from their stinking dung enormous reverential statues of the heroic Extinction Rebellion ‘criminals’ that tried to save us from ourselves.” … [Read more...] about Never mind Extinction Rebellion, let’s consider Boris Johnson’s charge sheet
It left three million readers without their morning paper yesterday - on a day they would have read Sir David Attenborough writing about climate change in The Sun. … [Read more...] about Cops blasted for sending just SIX officers to end 100 Extension Rebellion anarchists’ shameful newspaper blockade