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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #400 on: November 22, 2019, 02:48:36 PM »
The School Strike for Climate and XR are two different groups with different methods.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #401 on: November 22, 2019, 07:12:12 PM »
Thanks kassy for making that distinction clear.
Although they have overlapping interests.

Come on youth, wake up to the real world. To your diminishing chance of a save, healthy and nice future human life.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #402 on: November 24, 2019, 01:36:37 AM »
The Harvard-Yale Football Game Was Delayed After Students and Alumni Stormed the Field to Protest Climate Change
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/11/23/us/harvard-yale-climate-protest-trnd/index.html



The Harvard-Yale football game was delayed Saturday after more than a hundred students and alumni flooded the field to protest against the schools' endowments from fossil fuel companies.

"Nobody wins. Yale & Harvard are complicit in climate injustice," read a banner held by the students.

Harvard was leading Yale 15-3 during the game in New Haven, Connecticut when the students ran into midfield as halftime was ending. The game was delayed for nearly 30 minutes until students were escorted out of the field by police.

https://twitter.com/ESPNCFB/status/1198321969726406663

Students are calling for both schools to divest their endowments from fossil fuel holdings. Yale students are demanding the school to pressure hedge fund managers to cancel any debt from Puerto Rico.

"Harvard and Yale claim their goal is to create student leaders who can strive toward a more 'just, fair, and promising world' by 'improving the world today and for future generations.' Yet by continuing to invest in industries that mislead the public, smear academics, and deny reality, Harvard and Yale are complicit in tearing down that future,"

... "We demand that our universities take responsibility for their role in perpetuating the climate crisis and global climate injustice -- we call on Harvard and Yale to fully disclose, divest, and reinvest their holdings in the fossil fuel industry, putting an end to business as usual and taking meaningful action towards building a more just and stable future,"
the student groups, Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard, Fossil Free Yale and Yale Endowment Justice Coalition, said in a statement following the protest.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #403 on: November 24, 2019, 11:36:11 AM »
^^
Ramen!!


It's about time.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #404 on: November 25, 2019, 04:23:55 PM »
XR, meet PC.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #405 on: November 27, 2019, 10:10:38 PM »
U.K.:
   Charges dropped against more than 100 Extinction Rebellion protesters

Decision may prompt those detained in October protests to sue for wrongful arrest


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/27/charges-dropped-against-more-than-100-extinction-rebellion-protesters
   by Owen Bowcott


 First four paragraphs:
More than 100 Extinction Rebellion protesters have had charges against them dropped after the ban forbidding protest in London last month was ruled unlawful.

The Crown Prosecution Service decision will affect about 105 cases immediately, mostly those involving defendants facing trial for allegedly breaching section 14 of the 1986 Public Order Act.

Others formally accused of obstructing the highway will also have the cases against them discontinued, the CPS confirmed. Many cases will still go ahead.

The announcement may encourage large numbers of the estimated 1,800 protesters who were held between 14 October and 19 October to sue for wrongful arrest and detention.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #406 on: December 02, 2019, 09:05:38 PM »
I remember this tactic being used during the G20 meeting in Toronto, mass arrests with 2-3 days in really shitty cells and holding pens (plus strip searches), and the threat of a criminal record,  followed by dropped charges later. Designed to mess with protester's lives as much as possible. Works very well with the more middle and upper middle class protestors.

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« Reply #407 on: December 02, 2019, 11:21:41 PM »
^^
Those were particularly dark days in Harper's Canada.
As a recently returned citizen I was devastated.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #408 on: December 03, 2019, 05:34:56 PM »
Big difference I think.
This time there is the threat of having no future. That's why there are also children and grandparents. This is not political, this is for survival, hence the name.
"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly" - Bertrand Russell
   Simple: minimize your possessions and be free and kind    It's just a mindset.       Refugees welcome