Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience

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by Preezy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:25 pm

maeks u fink bout da planet dont u fink x

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by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:46 pm

Is that the follow up to Praise You?

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by Preezy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:24 pm

Seriously though, it's gooseberry fool like that that gives these protests a bad name.

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by Garth » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:17 am

High Court rules London protest ban unlawful

Extinction Rebellion has won a High Court challenge against the Metropolitan Police over a London-wide ban on protests.

The police imposed a four-day ban last month, prohibiting two or more people from the group taking part in protests dubbed the 'autumn uprising'.

However, judges have ruled that the move was "unlawful" and officers had no power to impose it.

Lawyers for the group described the police action as "hastily imposed".

They say the Met Police now faces claims for false imprisonment from "potentially hundreds" of protesters.

The Met had argued the ban was the only way of tackling disruption caused by protests.

It has said 1,832 people were arrested during the demonstrations, with more than 150 charged with offences.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50316561

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:24 am

Garth wrote:The Met had argued the ban was the only way of tackling disruption caused by protests.


Or, might I tentatively suggest, a political response from government to tackle the issues being protested might work too?

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by Moggy » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:55 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Garth wrote:The Met had argued the ban was the only way of tackling disruption caused by protests.


Or, might I tentatively suggest, a political response from government to tackle the issues being protested might work too?


There's no magic money tree you know! Johnson would love to have spent money tackling the issues but he was too busy spending £100m on an advertising campaign informing the public that we were leaving the EU on 31 October.

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by <]:^D » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:23 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Squinty wrote:Those protestors were idiots, for blocking public transport and the guy kicking at the blokes head. But more importantly, it really is not right to drag someone from a train, and do whatever happened after that.

That's vigilante behaviour. And that's not good.

It's scary that a not insignificant proportion of the commuter population is capable of doing that on a Thursday morning. Kicking someone helplessly trapped on the floor, surrounded by other people doing the same thing... you like to think something like that is confined to a dramatic scene taken from a gangster film.

my friend said a man in a suit going to work told two ladies to stop talking and laughing on the morning commute or he'd spit in their faces. they laughted at him and he went and did it. massive fight broke out in the carriage :shock:

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:32 pm

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Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Squinty wrote:Those protestors were idiots, for blocking public transport and the guy kicking at the blokes head. But more importantly, it really is not right to drag someone from a train, and do whatever happened after that.

That's vigilante behaviour. And that's not good.

It's scary that a not insignificant proportion of the commuter population is capable of doing that on a Thursday morning. Kicking someone helplessly trapped on the floor, surrounded by other people doing the same thing... you like to think something like that is confined to a dramatic scene taken from a gangster film.

my friend said a man in a suit going to work told two ladies to stop talking and laughing on the morning commute or he'd spit in their faces. they laughted at him and he went and did it. massive fight broke out in the carriage :shock:

Amateur :fp:. He should have posted about it in the things that annoy you thread instead.

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by Cuttooth » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:20 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... spark-fury

A co-founder of Extinction Rebellion has sparked anger in Germany after referring to the Holocaust as “just another fuckery in human history”.

Roger Hallam has been accused of downplaying the Nazis’ genocide of 6 million Jews by arguing in an interview that the significance of the Holocaust has been overplayed.

In the interview with the weekly Die Zeit, in which he referred to the Holocaust several times, Hallam said: “The fact of the matter is, millions of people have been killed in vicious circumstances on a regular basis throughout history.”

He listed other mass killings in the past 500 years, including the Belgians’ slaughter in the Congo. “They went to the Congo in the late 19th century and decimated it.” He said that seen in this context, the Holocaust was “almost a normal event … just another fuckery in human history.”

Germany’s foreign minister, Heiko Maas, was among those to condemn Hallam’s remarks, saying the systematic state-sponsored killing that wiped out two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population between 1939 and 1945 could not be referred to as “just another fuckery”.

Maas tweeted: “The Holocaust is more than millions of dead and horrific torture methods. To want to murder and exterminate Jewish women and men is uniquely inhumane. We must always be aware of that so we can be certain: never again!”

The German publisher Ullstein announced on Wednesday it was pulling out of publishing Hallam’s book Common Sense for the 21st Century, which had been due to appear in German bookshops next Tuesday.

In the interview, due to be published in full on Thursday, Hallam said Germans were being constrained by what he referred to as their obsession with the Holocaust, describing it as a national trauma the extremity of which “can create a paralysis in actually learning the lessons from it”.

Hallam’s remarks drew the ire of fellow climate campaigners, historians and politicians across Germany.

The German branch of Extinction Rebellion tweeted: “We explicitly distant ourselves from Roger Hallam’s belittling and relativising statements about the Holocaust. In so doing he contravenes the principles of XR, which does not tolerate antisemitism, and he is no longer welcome in XR Germany.”

The group accused Hallam of “often paralysing” Extinction Rebellion’s work through other controversial statements on sexism, racism and democracy, several of them made in interviews with German media.

It said it had “definitely not been hindered by remembrance of the systematic mass murder of millions of Jewish people in our country”.

Tino Pfaff, a spokesman for Extinction Rebellion Germany, told German media he was in favour of excluding Hallam from the movement.

Hallam claimed his comments had been taken out of context. “I want to fully acknowledge the unimaginable suffering caused by the Nazi Holocaust that led to all of Europe saying ‘never again’,” he said.

“But it is happening again, on a far greater scale and in plain sight. The global north is pumping lethal levels of CO2 into the atmosphere and simultaneously erecting ever greater barriers to immigration, turning whole regions of the world into death zones. That is the grim reality.”

He added: “We are allowing our governments to willingly, and in full knowledge of the science, engage in genocide of our young people and those in the global south by refusing to take emergency action to reduce carbon emissions.”

Other German commentators said Hallam’s remarks were reminiscent of comments made by the anti-immigrant Alternative für Deutschland, which has sought to downplay the crimes of the Nazi era. In 2016, AfD’s co-leader Alexander Gauland drew widespread criticism after referring to the 12-year-long Nazi era in Germany as a “mere birdshit” in 1,000 years of “otherwise successful German history”. He later called his statement “misconstruable” and “politically unwise”.

Armin Laschet, a leading member of the Christian Democratic Union and leader of North Rhine-Westphalia state, called Hallam’s remarks “unacceptable”. He tweeted: “What’s with this antisemitic and extreme rightwing framing, when he was supposedly talking about climate protection?”

The veteran Green politician Volker Beck wrote on Twitter: “This type of person and he in particular bring the climate movement into disrepute.”

Robert Habeck, a co-head of the Green party, urged environment campaigners to “very clearly distance” themselves from Hallam, saying he had “disqualified” himself with comments that were “unworthy of discussion”.

Die Zeit interviewed Hallam in a “renovated country house” in south Wales before the planned publication of his book in Germany. On bail after his involvement in Extinction Rebellion’s attempts to disrupt Heathrow airport in September, he said he was having to report at the local police station on a daily basis and was sleeping in a barn.

In the interview he repeated calls he has made in the past for the climate crisis to be treated with as much emotion as Auschwitz, the largest Nazi concentration camp, where 1.1 million people died. “Emotionality is the only way you can get people to do something,” he said.

When the reporter, Hannah Knuth, suggested to him that the Holocaust stood alone in history in terms of its implementation and scale, Hallam responded: “There are various debates as to whether the Holocaust is unique or not. I know that that’s the conviction in Germany. But with all respect I don’t agree with it.”


strawberry float's sake. :dread:

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Preezy » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:36 am

People and their mouths :fp:

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by Tomous » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:29 am

"Right, how do we win people over to the risk of climate change?"


"Well for starters, let's downplay the significance of the holocaust"

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by Jenuall » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:32 am

:fp:

Yes throughout human history there have been a shocking number of atrocious acts perpetrated against groups of people, that doesn't diminish the horror of the holocaust. Why even try and bring it up or make a comparison? :fp:

What a numpty.

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by KK » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:38 am

It's not a competition!

Channel 5 presents...the Top 25 Atrocities in Human History! *jovial countdown music plays* ...IN AT NUMBER 5

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:41 am

What a horrendously thought our statement. It’s one thing to say that there is a long history of genocide in human history, quite another to say that the holocaust - probably the worst example of said genocide - is a normal event in comparison.

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by Jenuall » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:43 am

"We ranked the worst acts of humanity throughout history. You won't believe where the Dzungar genocide comes in!"

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:45 am

“Up two places from last year’s list”

Christ almighty. :fp:

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Jenuall wrote:"We ranked the worst acts of humanity throughout history. You won't believe where the Dzungar genocide comes in!"



I can literally see it playing out in my head. :fp:

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