Protest - Revolt

Damien Gayle
Malm at the How to Blow Up a Pipeline premiere during the 2022 Toronto international film festival. Photograph: Jeremy Chan/Getty Images

". . . the idea that the big crime is to build a pipeline, and not potentially blow it up – that idea has a very broad appeal.”

Apr. 21, 2023

Andreas Malm says he has no hope in ‘dominant classes’, and urges more radical approach to climate activism

International climate diplomacy is hopeless, the author of How to Blow Up a Pipeline has said, as the film adaptation of the radical environmentalist book is released.

Canadian Press
People take part in a peace circle along a logging road in Fairy Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Apr. 18, 2023

NANAIMO, B.C. — The B.C. Prosecution Service has withdrawn contempt charges against 11 old-growth logging protesters accused of breaching a court injunction during blockades at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island.

Spokesman Gordon Comer said prosecutors were in court Tuesday to enter the withdrawals, and the service is reviewing other cases after a ruling that acquitted protester Ryan Henderson earlier this year.

Ted Franklin
Extinction Rebellion climate activists hold a banner in Lincoln's Inn Fields before a Rise and Rebel march organised to coincide with the end of, and anticipated failure of, the COP26 climate summit on 13th November 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Kerrison/In Pictures via Getty Images)

"By focusing on pressure campaigns against private actors with no direct effect on the fossil fuel industry, well-intentioned people inadvertently delay the necessary struggle to win and engage state power to phase out the extraction and production of fossil fuels.". . . . "Indeed, doing so buys into the neoliberal logic that government can do nothing when, in fact, only government can shut down the fossil fuel industry."

Apr. 4, 2023

Julia Conley
A woman takes part in a protest against fracked gas exports on June 15, 2022 in New York. (Photo: John Smith/VIEWpress)

Apr. 12, 2023

"Every LNG terminal that comes online risks locking in decades of avoidable climate pollution and environmental injustice."

Ahead of a planned global summit on the climate and environment in Japan, campaigners on Wednesday urged the Biden administration to resist pressure from Japanese officials to expand public investments in liquefied natural gas, which is derived from fracking and the drilling of oil and gas wells, warning that proponents have wrongly claimed the gas is a "clean" alternative to other fossil fuels.

Sanjana Karanth and Chris McGonigal
Railway workers and others storm a building containing an office for U.S. financial company BlackRock on Thursday in Paris.VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

Apr. 6, 2023

David Klein ,
Environmental activists chain themselves to construction equipment at a Line 3 pipeline pumping station near Itasca State Park, Minnesota, on June 7, 2021. KEREM YUCEL / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Apr. 7, 2023

As corporations build fossil fuel infrastructure despite protests, we must take the tactic of sabotage seriously.

The environmental movement has offered waves of demonstrations, petition drives, lobbying and other forms of protest. Yet, despite all that, Earth and its inhabitants are losing the war waged against us by capitalism. It follows that a reevaluation of strategy and tactics of the environmental movement is in order, including a closer examination of how nonviolence should be understood and practiced.

John Woodside
Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs Gisdaya and Na'Moks and other representatives from the nation attend RBC's annual shareholder meeting in Saskatoon on April 5, 2023. Photo by Katie Wilson

Apr. 6, 2023

Indigenous leaders and climate advocates say they were met with the “highest insult” Wednesday as security guards turned them away from the main room of RBC's annual shareholder meeting in Saskatoon.

Angelique Chrisafis
Protests in Nantes, western France, against Macron's attempts to change the official retirement age. Photograph: Jeremías González/AP

Mar. 28, 2023

Fury over policing tactics has changed dimension of protests against plan to raise retirement age

The depth of the domestic crisis facing Emmanuel Macron can be measured by the growing university barricades and packed student assemblies where angry young people have gathered in recent days to intensify protests and help teenage high-school pupils blockade their lycées.


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