Klimaproteste: Blockaden in Berlin, Festnahmen in London   

Am ersten Tag der angekündigten Protestwoche für den Klimaschutz haben Aktivisten von "Extinction Rebellion" in mehreren Metropolen Straßen blockiert. In Berlin blieb es friedlich, in London gab es viele Festnahmen.

Business as usual during Wellington Extinction Rebellion protest   

Wellington's business resilience in times of disruption came in handy during a climate change protest on Monday. Several hundred Extinction Rebellion protesters blockaded Stout St in the central city and caused disruption to traffic...

Farmers and pink tractor at Extinction Rebellion demonstration   


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A group of farmers with a pink tractor have joined the Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London and are demanding urgent action on climate change. Today (7 October) the group, called Extinction Rebellion Farmers, are on manoeuvres with their biodiesel-powered John Deere 3350, rocking up in the capital as part of a two-week worldwide rally in […]

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Extinction Rebellion repart en campagne, arrestations à Londres   

LONDRES (Reuters) - La police londonienne a annoncé lundi l'arrestation de 276 personnes participant à des actions de désobéissance civile organisées par le mouvement Extinction Rebellion, qui dénonce l'inaction des gouvernements face au dérèglement climatique. Au total, ce sont plusieurs milliers de manifestants qui ont pris part à des actions dans le monde entier, au début d'une campagne de mobilisation qui doit s'étaler sur deux semaines. A Londres, Berlin ou Amsterdam, des militants ont bloqué des places, rues ou ponts.

Des militants d’Extinction Rebellion bloquent la place du Châtelet, à Paris   

Le mouvement organise deux semaines d’actions de désobéissance civile à travers le monde pour dénoncer l’inaction des gouvernements en matière de lutte contre le changement climatique.

Lancement d’une « Rébellion internationale » pour le climat dans soixante villes   

Les militants écologistes d’Extinction Rebellion ont entamé lundi deux semaines d’actions de désobéissance civile à travers le monde pour dénoncer l’inaction « criminelle » des gouvernements face à la crise climatique.

У Лондоні на “кліматичних” протестах арештували вже понад 130 активістів   

  Поліція Лондона у понеділок, 7 жовтня, затримала 135 екоактивістів руху Extinction Rebellion на початку запланованої двотижневої акції. Про це повідомляє міська поліція у Twitter. As of 12:30hrs today there have been a total of 135 arrests — MPS Events (@MetPoliceEvents) 7 жовтня 2019 р. “Станом на 12:30 було проведено 135 арештів”, — йдеться у твіті. […]

Extinction Rebellion   

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Climate protesters gathered around a boat at Oxford Circus during a coordinated protest by the Extinction Rebellion group in April.

Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to compel government action on climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse. Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 with about one hundred academics signing a call to action in support. — Wikipedia

The movement uses a circled hourglass, known as the extinction symbol, to serve as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species. From rebellion.earth:

The Extinction Symbol was designed in 2011 by street artist ESP, who loans XR usage on the same basis: www.extinctionsymbol.info.

Since its launch, XR has quickly gained national and international following, taking it to the streets in mass demonstrations, demanding immediate action from their national parliaments and governments.

For their branding, the organization uses a custom, rounded version of Futura Condensed named Fucxed. Initially used in lowercase for the XR logo, a caps-only version is used across the globe on banners, websites and social media. In comparison to other recent peoples movements such as the (anti-)Brexit protests, or the Women’s Marches, there is a remarkably uniform and consistent branding in the messages from Extinction Rebellion in outlets from social media to worldwide demonstrations.

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Announcement for a demonstration in Hong Kong on Oct 5, 2019: “ 地球上的生命正步向被徹底摧毀的命途之上. 為物種抗爭! 為未來反抗! / Life on Earth is being annihilated. Rebel For Life!” Slogan and logo use a yet unidentified typeface.

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In June 2019, XR published an activist handbook with Penguin Books: “This is a book of truth and action. It has facts to arm you, stories to empower you, pages to fill in and pages to rip out, alongside instructions on how to rebel – from organising a roadblock to facing arrest.” Note the clever use of the (suggestedly extinct) publisher’s logo penguin as a cover illustration.

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Pop-up demonstration in Australia.

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Protesters in Hong Kong.

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September 2019. A show-goer walks past Extinction Rebellion protesters as they demonstrate against London Fashion Week.

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Members of Extinction Rebellion demonstrate at the La Rural exhibition centre in Buenos Aires.

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“Climate Change = Mass Murder” – protesters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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ROBERT HARDMAN: Extinction Rebellion protesters take to streets of the capital again    

ROBERT HARDMAN: In Trafalgar Square a hearse had parked across the junction with Whitehall carrying a coffin labelled 'Our Future' while the driver had padlocked his neck to the headrest.

Climate protests block roads across Europe   

The climate group Extinction Rebellion said the protests Monday were taking place in 60 cities worldwide.

Extinction Rebellion blockiert Berlin   

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Extinction Rebellion York unfurl 'Act Now' banner at Clifford's Tower   

A LARGE banner calling on York residents to take action against climate change was unfurled at Clifford's Tower today (October 6).

Climate activists block roads, march in global protests   

Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement have blocked roads across major European cities and doused New York's charging bull statue with fake blood in a series of worldwide protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change

Extinction Rebellion: Worldwide demonstrations and arrests   

Protests by climate change activists are expected in some 60 cities over the next two weeks.

Aktivisten von Extinction Rebellion verhaftet, Wien-Blockade aufgelöst   

Mindestens eine Woche lang soll es Aktionen von New York bis Sydney geben. Klima-Aktivist wurde in Wien von Widerstand gegen Staatsgewalt freigesprochen

Clima:Extinction Rebellion a Parigi   

Continua di notte la manifestazione,vicino a questura di polizia

Clima:Extinction Rebellion a Parigi   

Continua di notte la manifestazione,vicino a questura di polizia

Des militants du mouvement Extinction Rebellion investissent un quai de Seine à Paris   

Cette journée marque le début d'une semaine d'actions dans toute la France. 

Extinction Rebellion : le préfet de police porte plainte après des tags hostiles aux forces de l'ordre dans le centre Italie Deux   

Des centaines de militants ont occupé le centre commercial pendant dix-sept heures. L'une des inscriptions découvertes sur les vitrines faisait notamment allusion à l'attaque commise à la préfecture de police. 

Más de 200 detenidos por las protestas de Extinction Rebellion en Londres   

El grupo de acción ambiental planea bloquear durante dos semanas las calles de la ciudad en respuesta a lo que consideran "inacción del Gobierno" ante la crisis climática.

Extinction Rebellion protests in Brisbane CBD   

More than 200 activists are marching Victoria Bridge as part of Extinction Rebellion's week of disruptions.

Simon and Jackie Go Crazy   


So, I visited Montreal Simon to read his latest post, which was a condemnation of the Scheer Conservatives and their fans who are bringing USA-Repugnican style hatred and violent rhetoric up here. It started off well with a picture of some sub-literate right-wing moron holding up this ridiculous (and frightening) hand-made sign:

I've said on numerous occasions that stupid people must have the same right to vote as non-stupid people. But there needs to be gatekeepers to prevent the rise of stupid ideas and rage-fueled political movements from having any prominence greater than the level of three city blocks. Alas, for reasons of selfish cynicism our media and corporate elites see fit to pander to these cretins and stir them up. As well (whose kidding who?) from their own behaviour and the words that flow from their mouths, pens, pencils, keyboards, many among our elites aren't all that intelligent either.

Montreal Simon goes from trashing right-wing assholes calling for Trudeau to be "hung" (or run over by a truck) for taxing them, for verbally acknowledging global warming, for admitting Syrian refugees, for marching in PRIDE parades, and etc., ... where was I? .... Oh yeah, ... Simon goes from condemning those assholes to conflating them with progressives who yell at him for buying the TMX pipeline (so as to bail-out the Bay Street parasites who invested in that bitumen project) and praises Trudeau for asking his supporters (booing the guy) for tolerance as he lets his security drag the man away.

Immediately afterwards Simon mentions a guy who threw an egg at Trudeau during a climate march in Montreal, but it's unclear from the Global News video what that guy's agenda was. Personally, I've never gotten too incensed about ordinary people throwing pies (or, now, eggs) in the faces of politicians.

"What if that pie/egg had been a gun or a bomb or a knife?!?"

Yeah. But you're missing the important point that it wasn't a gun or a bomb or a knife. It was a cream-pie/egg. You could just as well shriek that the hand of someone extended for a handshake could have been a gun. But it wasn't. The person sticking their hand out to a passing politician just wants a handshake. Just as the person with the pie wants to make a statement and not kill anybody.

Simon then starts his spiel about how Justin Trudeau is the most activist politician fighting climate change EVAH!!!! because of his carbon tax and his investments in renewable energy industries. But, if Simon were honest (or not honestly ignorant) he would know that this is mere tinkering and that it is all cancelled-out by his continuing to develop the Tar Sands. Which is par for the course for a liberal politician. They're the masters n' mistresses of using empty words to gull their deluded followers. They "feel your pain." They "want to see all people rise to their full potential." They "don't want to see anyone left behind." They say the things we want to hear in order to get elected and continue to say those things as they enact policies that contradict their flowery words.

The end result of political cowardice and deliberate deceit by politicians like Justin Trudeau is going to be the extinction of most of the earth's life-forms. It will AT LEAST mean the deaths of tens of millions of people. Given this, it was justified for that protester to yell at Trudeau for his sickening devotion to the TMX pipeline. And it is the height of stupidity to conflate environmentalists with legitimate grievances with Islamophobic, racist, right-wing homophobic shit-heads threatening all their adversaries with murder. (Notice how that protester at the Liberal rally stayed right where he was and didn't make a step towards Trudeau.)

And, of course, the first "commentor" was Simon's in-all-but-name co-blogger "Jackie Blue." I haven't (and won't) read her entire densely-packed, extended comment. But she basically says that leftist "shit-disturbers" are as big a threat (to "rational centrists") as right-wingers. Now, given the evidence from Simon's own post, anyone not an idiot can see that isn't true. She then goes on to whine about the progressives who didn't vote for mass-murderess, corrupt scumbag Hillary Clinton. Because "Jackie Blue" continues with the bullshit story that she's a US-American and she continues with the bullshit belief that Hillary Clinton wasn't a murdering scumbag.

Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War you stupid fuck! She voted for a war based on obvious stupid lies. The war she voted for has KILLED ONE MILLION IRAQIS and maimed and traumatized millions more. And that's only one of her colossal "mistakes" that she made while servicing the oligarchy and becoming a multi-millionaire herself. And it was Hillary's own sense of entitlement that led her to rig the Democratic primary to defeat Bernie Sanders and thereby bring on the presidency of Donald Trump. Hillary gave us Trump you imbecile!

As a species, we have to do the hard work of overthrowing his rotten, inhuman, ecocidal system. And the longer that (mostly decent-minded) people like Montreal Simon pledge hysterical allegiance to hucksters like Liberals, the longer (and perhaps TOO LATE) will it take to start that job in earnest.

(I'll end by saying that I probably won't be voting. My riding is a contest between the Libs and the Cons. And, from reading this article, I'm pretty much deflated about my choices anyway.)


Extinction Rebellion climate activists block city streets again   

Climate protesters shut down city streets again during the morning peak commute on Tuesday as part of week-long action.

Andrews says Extinction Rebellion not 'winning many friends'   

With major construction work already causing delays, Premier says the climate rebels' planned CBD blockades will only annoy city workers.

Police negotiate with Extinction Rebellion protester hanging 10 metres from Story Bridge in Brisbane   

Police are trying to negotiate with a man hanging from a harness off the underside of Brisbane's Story Bridge as climate protests take place in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
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