To reclassify it in such terms would be to risk making martyrs of its misguided leaders. More seriously still, it might be seen to create a precedent that, when the Government disapproves of people exercising their right of free speech, they can be redesignated as criminals. … [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’
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But for XR – and many in the wider environment movement – the action was deemed legitimate and necessary. They argued that much of the rightwing press, owned by a handful of billionaires, have played a key role in downplaying the climate crisis and undermining the structural changes needed to address it – that much of our press, in fact, is far from free. … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion: how successful were the latest protests?
When asked about the protesters who disrupted the supply of millions of newspapers on Friday night Ms Abbott told Sophy Ridge on Sky: "I think it's important to remind ourselves that direct actions which is what those actions were are actually legal. … [Read more...] about Failed MP, ex-Para & ‘birth striker’ among Extinction Rebellion protesters who took part in newspaper blockade
Some newsagents' shelves were left empty on Saturday morning after demonstrators targeted Newsprinters' printing works at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire and Knowsley, near Liverpool. … [Read more...] about Priti Patel warns eco protesters could face FIVE YEARS in jail after Extinction Rebellion’s newspaper blockade
Just last week the organisation was forced to delete two scenes from a Keira Knightley-fronted propaganda movie that falsely claimed climate breakdown is “already killing 400,000 people every year” and that “scientists warn that human extinction is a real possibility”. … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion thugs are endangering democracy and must be met with the full force of the law