I live in a small town in Shropshire called Much Wenlock. I moved here in 2007. In the summer of that year it rained a lot. I mean, really, a lot. So much so that the town flooded. Weeks of steady rain had left the fields surrounding the town water-logged. The earth was sodden. So, […]
We ran into an Extinction Rebellion children’s march in Manchester a couple of months ago. It was heartening to see young children and teenagers taking to the streets and making themselves heard. I think their parents should br very proud. We went to the first Cambridge Pride event. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great and the […]
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Extinction Rebellion protesters have told a court why they believe blocking a city centre route was justified.
The 16 environmental activists all admit they wilfully obstructed a public highway, but they have pleaded not guilty to the offence because they argue their actions were justified by the ‘climate emergency’.
They are accused of blocking Newfoundland Road and Temple Way, near the M32, on July 17.
They appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today (July 19) and you can read our full coverage of the hearings <a data-content-type="live-event" data-link-tracking="InArticle|Link" href="https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-ext
Just as I didn’t know what to watch after Wallace and Gromit, I switched to the remainder of the Liberal hustings to hear the end of the discussion. It went like this: Question: “Do you think we should curb internal flights?” [Answer: “I don’t think that is feasible at the moment, we need to invest […]
Banners, questions in the chamber and support from Extinction Rebellion…
“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost‘s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road — the […]
Loyal readers may recall that I went on at some length about a motor-cycle glove which I had appeared to lose when en route to chez-moi some time ago and and then went on to leave its partner at a stop-off on my way back. Once back at base, despite (yet again) an absence of […]
This visionary proposal is made against the backdrop of the existential challenges facing all humanity. It makes inspiring reading in these otherwise depressing political times. Challenges and opportunities Sir David Attenborough warns “Climate change is humanity’s greatest threat in thousands of years.” “…time is running out.” “We must recognize, in our day-to-day lives and […]
Neoliberalism, representing the subjection of all life forms to the economic needs of a single supremacist species, incorporates a concentration of violence so extreme that resistance often appears futile. Yet, as we have long proposed, the Gandhian concept of “satyagraha” offers a viable path towards some other orientation for living on earth, an orientation based in […]
What can publishers do in the time of climate emergency? Climate breakdown and mass species extinction now pose a threat to human life on earth. All human culture is affected, including publishing. What can publishers – often slow in reacting to change – do in the race to salvage what will remain of human agency […]
TOWN HALL SKETCH: Who are we to believe? The last full council meeting until October descended into accusations from politicians of lying (ahh, the sweet irony), while the public’s petitions were re-written for them by council officials, until debate was ended when the Labour leader decided that he wanted to go down the pub. It […]
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