Climate and Capitalism
September 10, 2008
UK Greenpeace activists acquitted: jury agrees that anti-coal actions were justified
by Matt Leonard
from It’s Getting Hot In Here
Today is a historic day for the climate change movement. A UK Crown Court jury effectively ruled that taking direct action, breaking the law, and even property damage are all justified in the course of stopping catastrophic climate change.
The trial was regarding 6 Greenpeace activists – who were arrested in the course of painting an anti-coal message on the smokestack of the Kingsnorth Power plant in the UK. They were charged with causing £30,000 (US$53,000) of damage, and facing serious legal repercussions for their noble actions. This was one of a series of direct actions taken against the Kingsnorth Power Plant over the past year.
Jury says: Direct Action Justified To Stop The Climate Crisis! : Climate and Capitalism.
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October 06, 2006
September 11 2001 was a day of many incredible and shocking stories: stories of survivors, stories of heroes. But there was one story that people didn’t want to face. The story of the people who began to jump from the World Trade Center just minutes after the first plane hit. Their images were caught on videotape and in photographs, but soon they were never seen again, as if they had never existed.
Among those pictures is one of the most unforgettable images from 9/11 – a photograph of a falling man, frozen in mid air, his body perfectly parallel with the twin towers of the World Trade Center.