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Image of the Day: Catch me if you can!

Posted by feww on March 23, 2009

Direct Action: Don’t let the slow guy behind dictate the terms!

A policeman runs behind a protester during a peace activists action aimed at entering NATO Headquarters in Brussels March 21, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Vidal. Image may be subject to copyright.

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Image of the Day: F*** OFF Coal Pushers

Posted by feww on March 20, 2009

Direct action seems to be the only way to tackle soaring carbon emissions —Climate Scientist

Climate activists
Climate activists protest at this month’s Guardian Climate Change Summit in London over plans for a coal-fired power station in Kingsnorth, Kent. Photograph: Alex Sturrock/AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

“The first action that people should take is to use the democratic process. What is frustrating people, me included, is that democratic action affects elections but what we get then from political leaders is greenwash.

“The democratic process is supposed to be one person one vote, but it turns out that money is talking louder than the votes. So, I’m not surprised that people are getting frustrated. I think that peaceful demonstration is not out of order, because we’re running out of time.” James Hansen, NASA climatologist, said.

Corporate lobbying is undermining democratic attempts to reduce CO2 pollution. “The democratic process doesn’t quite seem to be working,” he said.

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Protesters close down runway at UK airport

Posted by feww on December 8, 2008

Climate action group Plane Stupid breached security at UK’s  Stansted airport forcing dozens of flights to cancel.

Police reportedly arrested nearly 60 protesters for aggravated trespass, attempting to gain access to a restricted area, and conspiracy to commit a public nuisance, BBC reported.

Never knew the Brits had it in them 😉  It took just over fifty young protesters from the climate action group Plane Stupid have this morning shut down Stansted Airport by camping on the runway and surrounding themselves with fortified security fencing.

A senior police officer from Essex police force told reporters that the demonstrators were “committing a criminal act.”

A spokesman for Stansted airport said a total of 56 flights had been canceled.

The activists had carried “concrete blocks and 6ft-high security fencing with them and erected a ‘stockade’ about 50m (164 ft) from the runway. They then chained themselves to the fencing.” A BBC reporter said.

On of the demonstrators, Lily Kember, 21, said she was “incredibly apologetic” for inconveniencing the passengers, but added: “The effects of climate change are going to be monumental.”

Another protester said: “We’re here because our parents’ generation has failed us and it’s now down to young people to stop climate change by whatever peaceful means we have left.

“We’re afraid of what the police might do to us, we’re afraid of going to jail but nothing scares us as much as the threat of runaway climate change.” (Source)

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