Heathrow 13: The UK’s First Climate Prisoners?

On Wednesday, 24th February, thirteen individuals who blockaded a runway to protest against expanding Heathrow airport are likely to be sent to prison, which would make them the first climate activists to receive a prison sentence in the UK. It would be symptomatic of the overwhelming influence of corporate interests over our democracies to send peaceful protestors who take action for the greater good to prison, while tolerating the conduct of those that drive us into climate chaos for private gain. Yet, as the climate crisis unfolds, more and more people are preparing for climate disobedience. The promises of the Paris climate agreement require an immediate and massive shift away from burning fossil fuels. There is however a major gap between the words of politicians and their plans... read more
0.0 ·
0
www.planestupid.com
Trending Today
Revolution and American Indians: “Marxism is as Alien to My Culture as Capitalism”
Russell Means78,488 views today ·
15 Powerful Quotes From the World's Most Humble President
Hyacinth Mascarenhas15,178 views today ·
MP Says Government is Intentionally Making People Destitute to Prevent Organised Opposition
2 min11,736 views today ·
This Short Film Plays Out Like an Epic Movie That Will Shake Your Soul - But the Movie Is Real, and We are The Actors
6 min6,568 views today ·
Welcome to Marinaleda: The Spanish Anti-Capitalist Town With Equal Wage Full Employment and $19 Housing
Jade Small6,532 views today ·
Every Town Needs a Remakery
Jeremy Williams5,156 views today ·
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
6 min4,543 views today ·
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min4,045 views today ·
Why We Can and Should Abolish the Police and Prison Industrial Complex
2 min3,998 views today ·
Load More
New
Meet The Woman Rescuing Fruit and Feeding Her Community
2 min
Debating the British Empire's 'Legacy' Is Pointless - This Is Still an Imperial World
Ibtisam Ahmed
9 Times Video Games Were Great for Mental Health
Marijam Didzgalvyte and Jish Newham
What is Populism?
6 min
5 Things You Can Do To Help Immigrant and Muslim Neighbors
Lornet Turnbull
Why We Can and Should Abolish the Police and Prison Industrial Complex
2 min
Break the Chain - Fortnight of Action Against Fracking Supply Chain Begins
Andrew Butler
Republican Fight to Criminalize Protest Tactics
5 min
Trouble, Ep. 1 - Killing the Black Snake
30 min
Load More
What's Next
What Shade of Green Are You?
Kari McGregor
The Global Transition Tipping Point Has Arrived - Vive la Révolution
Nafeez Ahmed
Ice Free Arctic in Two Years Heralds Methane Catastrophe: Scientist
Nafeez Ahmed
Like us on Facebook?
Heathrow 13: The UK’s First Climate Prisoners?