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US News Extinction Rebellion Need To Stop Disrupting Commuters And Start Targeting The Real Enemy

19:50  17 october  2019
19:50  17 october  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Every force in England and Wales to help Met with climate demos

  Every force in England and Wales to help Met with climate demos Hundreds of police officers from every force in England and Wales will come to London to help the Met handle the Extinction Rebellion protests. The National Police Chiefs Council has confirmed to Sky News that 500 officers will join Scotland Yard from all 43 forces.Hundreds of officers - from forces including Devon and Cornwall, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire - have already arrived in the capital following the Yard's call for mutual aid assistance to with continued significant disruption from climate change protests in London.

"This is not about disrupting specific types of transport, but disrupting business as usual everything needs to stop and we need to make drastic The group added that it had targeted the central London Underground lines because it would "have a severe impact upon business within the capital."

Extinction Rebellion ’s planned protest to disrupt public transport in London during rush hour took an unexpected turn when commuters dragged the activists off a train roof before staff came to their aid. “What if someone needed to go to hospital or something,” shouted one commuter .

Climate activist from Extinction rebellion tape their mouth © Getty Climate activist from Extinction rebellion tape their mouth

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Seeing Extinction Rebellion protesters pulled from the roof of trains in Canning Town Station this morning is a horrific sight.

It’s horrific because, despite their faults, I support Extinction Rebellion. For all the things they’ve got wrong, they have contributed, along with the school strikers, to an explosion in public climate concern, now running at the highest level since records began. I hope that we are at the very start of a massive change that they have helped catalyse.

'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protests

  'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protests 'As long as it’s done peacefully I think that’s really important' - Zappone backs Extinction Rebellion protestsThe climate activists have set up camp on Dublin's Merrion Square and have caused some traffic disruption in the city.

Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a nonviolent global environmental movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the

The backlash to the Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrations turned nasty on Thursday morning when But then one commuter , clearly furious about his service being disrupted , starts climbing up towards A member of TfL staff appeared to stop people from attacking the male activist further by The protesters - and Extinction Rebellion - have been widely criticised for targeting the working

I don’t want to see their activists getting hurt. I also know that hundreds, if not thousands of XR activists tried to stop the tube actions from happening. But in an organisation made up of hundreds of autonomous units, it’s hard to stop actions like this.

Video: Commuters turn on Extinction Rebellion as protesters target the Tube (The Telegraph)

Spme very brave TFL staff and members of the public stepped in to stop the mob violence against the XR members. It’s important we defend our right to protest, and the media have to bear some responsibility for directing such ire and hate towards environmentalists that people think it’s OK to share memes about running them over, or think it’s acceptable to assault them.

Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown Thomas

  Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown Thomas Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown ThomasEXTINCTION REBELLION ACTIVISTS brought the protest to Penneys and Brown Thomas stores in Dublin, staging their own fashion show on O’Connell Street this afternoon.

The backlash to the Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrations turned nasty on Thursday morning when a protester was dragged from the roof of a Tube train by

Extinction Rebellion co-founder Gail Bradbrook smashes a window at the front of the building Extinction Rebellion is calling on the Government declare a climate and ecological emergency, act The group staged 11 days of protests in London in April that disrupted public transport and roads.

It is also deeply saddening because the seething commuters committing these assaults – as disgraceful and horrifying their behaviour is – could be on XR’s side.

Extinction Rebellion protest on the London tube © PA Extinction Rebellion protest on the London tube Because as XR members and commuters fight on crowded rush-hour platforms, and as we all focus on this, the real culprits of our climate crisis are out there, probably very relieved they aren’t getting the attention they deserve. 

The fossil fuel companies are the enemy. They have known for at least 30 years about the climate crisis, and instead of acting, they funded climate change denial and continue to lobby against climate action today – just so they can make more money. There is a good case to try fossil fuel executives for crimes against humanity, as climate-related deaths from extreme weather skyrocket. The full force of Extinction Rebellion and all right-thinking people should be turned against the companies who corrupt and pollute our politics. 

Extinction Rebellion plan to disrupt Tube during morning rush-hour

  Extinction Rebellion plan to disrupt Tube during morning rush-hour Extinction Rebellion activists are planning to cause disruption on the London Underground during Thursday's rush-hour.British Transport Police (BTP) are stepping up patrols after the activists announced plans to target the capital's Tube network, as part of their protests demanding action on climate change.

Extinction Rebellion protesters were dragged off a Jubilee line train in Canning Town, east London, after they delayed morning commuters by clambering on top of the roof some people set upon the activist who had to be defended by London Underground staff. Activist disrupted train commuters in

Protesters dragged off tube train as Extinction Rebellion delay commuters in London – video. More fundamentally, they argued the targeting of public transport – rather than roads, airports or There was also concern that by explicitly targeting working Londoners, they would undermine what public

Gallery: Extinction Rebellion protests go global (Deustche Welle)

a group of people riding on the back of a motorcycle: Police arrested 217 people in London on Monday. Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked traffic and glued themselves to cars. Sarah Lasenby, an 81-year-old retired social worker among the arrested, told the Associated Press,

The banks are the enemy. Since the Paris climate agreement was signed in 2015, 33 global banks have financed the fossil fuel industry with at least $1.9 trillion. Research by Global Witness has shown that more than 300 banks ploughed $44 billion into deforestation in the last 6 years, among them Barclays, HSBC and Santander. These banks deserve to be inundated with outraged citizens. They should be hounded at every public event and blocked from doing anything until they clean up their mess. Eleven years after the financial crash that they caused, banks still aren’t popular. Attacking them for financing global destruction would be an effective and popular move for XR. 

The insurance industry are the enemy. Without insurance, the global fossil fuel industry would not be able to function. They would not be able to insure their climate-killing operations without insurance companies. They wouldn’t even be able to protect their rich executives from personally losing their shirts without director’s liability insurance. The insurance industry are some of the biggest climate hypocrites in the world. They have warned that climate change is making the world ‘uninsurable’ and yet they play a crucial role in enabling the fossil fuel industry to exist. XR should flood the halls of Lloyds of London, the global hub of energy insurance, until they stop underwriting the climate crisis.

Gardai issue warning as car flips over on wet Dublin road in frightening crash

  Gardai issue warning as car flips over on wet Dublin road in frightening crash Gardai issue warning as car flips over on wet Dublin road in frightening crashOfficers shared the image from the single car collision on Twitter and urged motorists to take care while driving in wet conditions.

Footage has emerged of an Extinction Rebellion protester being dragged from the roof of a Tube train and attacked by angry commuters . A member of Transport for London (TfL) staff appears to stop people from attacking the male activist further by intervening and “We continue to urge protesters to not target the London Underground network. Start your Independent Premium subscription today.

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We must challenge these big polluters directly, instead of disadvantaging commuters. Imagine if more of XR’s time and energy was put towards fighting the enablers, and the public institutions that partner with them. Occupy their offices. Make their business impossible. Target the respected public institutions that give them respectability by partnering with them – like The Guardian taking adverts from fossil fuel companies despite their climate pledges. Force them to distance themselves from the polluters, in the same way a vibrant campaign has forced museums and theatres to end sponsorship with fossil fuel companies.

And of course, XR should continue their admirable efforts to pin the blame on the politicians who are at the axis of all of this – the politicians who are too cowardly to lead, who would rather side with the polluters than the people.

Combine that work targeting politicians with a relentless focus on the financial enablers of the crisis, and we stand a chance of saving millions of lives from climate disaster – as well as enlisting many of the people on the Canning Town tube as supporters.

Adam McGibbon is an Irish campaigner and writer.

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