Jury says: Direct Action Justified To Stop The Climate Crisis!

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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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2 thoughts on “Jury says: Direct Action Justified To Stop The Climate Crisis!

  1. Bless Greenpeace. Papa quaker figured out the not-for-profit contribution thing…

    Unless we can stop global WARRING, global warming is just a drop in the bucket of greenwash.

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