Protest - Revolt

The Canadian Press
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a rally at the Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Dave Chidley

The chief of a northern Alberta First Nation says he gave climate activist Greta Thunberg a message during a quietly arranged meeting in Fort McMurray on Friday night.

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam says he told the 16-year-old Swede that Europeans are major investors in the area's oilsands, and she needs to get people to lobby those investors for greener technology to extract Alberta energy.

George Monbiot

By putting our bodies on the line and risking our liberty, we make this great neglected issue impossible to ignore

Update: George Monbiot was arrested just before 3.30pm on 16 October 2019

  • 16 October 2019
George Monbiot
‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images
15 Apr 2019

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response
Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious attempts to fend off the moral challenge it presents.
Charlie Smith
Extinction Rebellion practises peaceful civil disobedience in fighting the climate crisis. RYAN DOUCET

October 16th, 2019

Climate activists who practise peaceful civil disobedience are planning their second significant action in Vancouver in less than two weeks.

On October 7, the Vancouver chapter of Extinction Rebellion took over the Burrard Bridge for 13 hours before police ordered demonstrators to disperse.

In the end, 10 people were arrested for refusing to leave.

 Lee Camp
child and stuffy with face mask - Shutterstock
OCT 15, 2019
Lee Camp is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and activist.

Only 100 companies will sign humanity’s death sentence. That’s it. One hundred corporate boards filled with sociopaths. But I’ll get back to that in a moment.
Extinction Rebellion Vancouver

Welcome to Extinction Rebellion Vancouver newsletter #4!
In this issue: The global rebellion begins | Taking to the streets this Friday! | Form your own affinity group! | | Upcoming events |  

The Global Rebellion Begins

Mike Miller
Sydney Strike - Photograph Source: Marcus Coblyn – CC BY 2.0

Climate justice advocates enthusiastically report that the recent Global Climate Strike involved 7.6 million people in 6,500 events that took place in 185 countries, supported by 8,500 websites, 3,000 companies, and 73 trade unions. Behind the headlines is this fact: with the exception of Morocco, no country in the world is complying with its Paris Climate Accord commitment, and the U.S. has dropped out of the international agreement.


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