This bill is not about law and order, it’s about state control
‘The clauses in this bill about noise, inconvenience and annoyance betray what it is really trying to do: keep those pesky protesters away from the places they will have the most impact.’
The PCSC Bill is a “1984-style power-grab”
The perspective of a retired senior police officer, an expert on police use of force, racial profiling and stop and search and current Senior Program Officer at Open Society Foundations.
From bad to worse: Gov’s amendments to the dangerous and discriminatory policing bill
A detailed breakdown of the amendments, building on their breakdown of the initial bill. See their full briefing here.
Jailed for 51 weeks for protesting? Britain is becoming a police state by stealth
‘Governments are making the greatest mistake in human history – driving us towards systemic environmental collapse – and Boris Johnson’s administration is seeking to ensure that there is nothing we can do to stop it.’ Latest view here.
The arch-deniers at Global Warming Policy Foundation are expanding their ‘net zero is elitist’ framing to claim a concern for poor countries. Heads-up: a Brexit-style referendum on Net Zero is seemingly in the works.
Humanity will not be saved by promises
Having been erased from various coverage prior to COP, Vanessa took the main stage at COP to deliver an urgent plea, building on Greta’s “blah blah blah”, “begging” business and finance leaders to “prove us wrong”.
Don’t call people out – call them in
How to challenge wrongdoing while still creating space for growth, forgiveness and fun, by ‘calling in’ or ‘calling on’, instead of ‘calling out’ – this generation’s ‘non-violent direct action’.
Climate change deniers are as slippery as those who justified the slave trade
The parallels between anti-abolition and climate denial/delay rhetoric are easily made, is shaming delayers/deniers on these grounds an effective strategy?
Are we being told the truth about climate change?
Article by a climate denier who falsely claims to have founded Greenpeace whilst acting as a shill for various polluters. He claims that the myth of the climate emergency is being used by elites; “the key to controlling the populus is fear and guilt”,
More people die of cold: Media’s heat-death climate obsession leads to lousy fixes
Predatory delay is the new denial, and this is a perfect example of it in action, from one of the best-funded deniers. “For now, global warming saves us more deaths than it causes. That’s a fact.”
China, not the G7, is the real winner of Western climate politics
‘The term “net zero” itself is a kind of magic conjuring term. If you have human life you will have emissions.’ Is this unimaginative closed-mindedness cynical, or just an example of Hanlon’s Razor?