Protest - Revolt

Julia Conley
Two refugees were released by immigration enforcement agents Thursday evening after about 200 local residents held an impromptu protest as the men were loaded into a van. (Photo: @KimJohnsonMP/Twitter)

May 14, 2021

"This is what we need to be prepared to do again and again as the Tories bring in their new immigration proposals and demonize asylum seekers and refugees," said MP Kim Johnson.

Progressive lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates in the United Kingdom on Thursday into Friday applauded an impromptu show of solidarity in Glasgow, Scotland which forced immigration enforcement agents to release two men after they attempted to detain them in a dawn raid during Eid al-Fitr.

The Energy Mix
Richard Ying et Tangui Morlier/Wikimedia Commons

MAY 11, 2021

Thousands of COVID-masked demonstrators hit the streets in cities across France Sunday after the lower house of parliament approved climate legislation that fell short of the recommendations of a citizens’ assembly appointed in 2018 by the government of President Emmanuel Macron.

Staff Reporter
Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement, occupies the Granville Bridge in Vancouver, BC, May 2, 2021. PHOTO BY ARLEN REDEKOP /PNG

May 02, 2021

The arrests were made after activists refused to leave the bridge on Sunday afternoon

Eight people have been arrested after a group of environmental protesters shut down the Granville Bridge Sunday, one day after the same band of activists disrupted traffic by occupying one of the city’s busiest intersections.

PA Media
Extinction Rebellion protesters (left to right) Ian Bray, James ‘Sid’ Saunders, Simon Bramwell, Jane Augsburger, David Lambert and Senan Clifford outside Southwark Crown Court after being cleared. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA
23 Apr 2021 

Six Extinction Rebellion protesters have been cleared of causing criminal damage to Shell’s London headquarters despite the judge directing jurors that they had no defence in law.

Alex James

Though set in the UK, the article below applies equally to other countries, where the illusion that we can  "persuade" elected champions of corporate profiteering to support progressive causes is a self-defeating diversion from our real task. As stated in the article, this is "the building of alternative institutions of collective power and decision making, outside of the state." With most politicians it's not a question of not comprehending reality or of worrying that more radical policies will alienate middle-of-the-road voters.

Protect the Planet
Anna’s hummingbird in her nest. Nests are under 4 cm in diameter, made of feathers, moss and lichen and bound together by spider webs. Photo credit: @pacificnorthwestkate
​PRESS RELEASE, April 23, 2021

TMX tree cutting stopped until August, 120 days

Cameron Thomson
A protest was held near the Brunette River in Burnaby as Trans Mountain starts cutting down trees.Stop TMX

Apr. 20, 2021

The verbal compliance order was made following two onsite inspections made early last week

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has confirmed that following federal inspections the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that is clearing land by cutting trees in Burnaby has been ordered to halt operations. 

Jorge Martín
Wide layers of workers and peasants in Peru, through Castillo's candidacy, are seeking solutions to the hardships that they face / Image: Vladimir Cerrón

13 April 2021

On Sunday 11 April, the first round of the presidential elections in Peru produced a major surprise: the victory, against all the odds, of Pedro Castillo, the leader of the 2017 teachers' strike. In the second round, he will face the reactionary, right-wing candidate of Fuerza Popular, Keiko Fujimori, in a clear expression of enormous political polarisation in a country ravaged by the economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTV News Vancouver Island Staff
Activists are seen gathered outside the provincial courthouse in Victoria on March 4 protesting the injunction that was granted to forestry company Teal-Jones on April 1:(CTV News)

April 1, 2021

VICTORIA -- The B.C. Supreme Court has granted an injunction to remove protesters from logging sites near the Fairy Creek area of Port Renfrew.

The blockades were set up in August against logging company Teal-Jones. Protesters say the blockades were established to prevent old-growth logging in the area.

Activists say they will continue to call on the B.C. government to intervene.


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