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They had stopped traffic on Bishopsgate on 25/10/21, other supporters who were part of the same roadblock have been acquitted. 🧵

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Alyson Lee, 64 from Derby said;
“As soon as the opportunity arises I will be back out there doing what I can to force the government to act appropriately in this crisis. This awful surreal situation demands a lot more than usual protest – it demands #CivilResistance.” 🧵 Image
Christian Murray-Leslie, 79, a retired Doctor from Derbyshire said;
“I believe we had overwhelming moral justification for our actions & so I cannot possibly regret or apologise. I am at peace with my conscience & believe history will judge me to have done the right thing..." 🧵 Image
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(1/4) David Nixon, 36 from Barnsley, Kai Bartlett, 21, from Shrewsbury, Alyson Lee, 64 & Christian Murray-Leslie, 79 both from Derbyshire have been told to appear for sentencing today 2PM at Inner London Crown Court 🧵 Image
(2/4) The 4 were part of an #InsulateBritain roadblock at Bishopgates on 25/10/21

David Nixon has already spent 4 weeks in prison for telling the #WholeTruth during trial & defying the ruling preventing defendants speaking of their motivations, #FuelPoverty or climate 🧵 Image
(3/4) When sentencing our supporters previously Judge Reid has made specific reference to whether people intend to repeat ‘this behaviour’ or not, with those who pledge to continue in #CivilResistance being given prison time rather than community orders & suspended sentences. 🧵
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🧯 Two Just Stop Oil supporters have been arrested after spraying Barclays Bank on Albion Street with orange paint, demanding an end to fossil fuel lending by banks. Barclays is Europe’s largest fossil fuel financier, providing……
💬 Lucy Timmin (44, Leeds) said:

“Barclays continues to fund new oil and gas projects when other major UK banks have refused to. The corporation is knowingly and willingly funding the genocide of millions of people in the Global South who will be killed over the next decade by……
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#CivilResistance #A22Network #JustStopOil #NoNewOil #NoNewCoal #EnoughIsEnough #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange…
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New article out! 🎉

➡️ Does #CivilResistance work?

A lot of research looks at this question, with the pioneering book Why Civil Resistance Works leading the way. WCRW is of unparalleled depth and comparative scope, and has been the chief reference for over a decade. 1/4 Image
Some argue that WCRW's statistical findings suffer from incomplete data, but none checked whether this concern would actually infringe on the results. I discuss and simulate the role of missingness in WCRW, and find a substantial lack of robustness. 2/4 Image
My findings highlight the importance of recent research to further disaggregate core concepts, collect new data, and to provide nuance to the discussion on civil resistance effectiveness. See eg @vdeminstitute's new measure for capturing historical mass mobilization. 3/4
Read 5 tweets PEOPLE: A BID TO RIG ELECTIONS UK, TORY VOTER ID LAWS LOOK LIKE AN ATTEMPT TO RIG OUR ELECTIONS, NOT IMPROVE THEM It’s not too late to avoid the disenfranchisement of the poor and the young before the next general election. EXTRACT ‘Rishi Sunak may this week have been battered and bruised by strikes and U-turns, but he has at least made it past one key milestone: his 45th day in power today means he managed to stay in office longer than Liz Truss did before she announced her resignation.
Read 45 tweets NHS WINTER CRISIS ERUPTS AFTER 12 TORY YEARS OF INCOMPETENT TORY GOVERNMENT ‘I’m afraid A&E will collapse’: The NHS winter crisis erupts after years of warnings. EXTRACT
'Whatever happens this winter, the paramedics i spoke with hopes the public will understand why NHS staff are striking. "A year ago, we were clapping for nurses," he says.
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@KevinClimate "We've developed this term 'net zero' which allows us to move the burden of reducing emissions out to future generations, out to 2050 and beyond. It’s vacuous. Completely meaningless. It’s Latin for kicking the can down the road."
Source: How Wealth Inequality Fuels the Climate Emergency: @GeorgeMonbiot, Scientist Kevin Anderson on COP26 11 November 2021 CUMBRIA COAL MINE WILL BE "NET ZERO", SAYS GOVE Hugo Gye 7 December 2022 #GoveLies #PeopleDie #UnfitForParliament
Read 18 tweets CLIMATE CRISIS ACT NOW MAGISTRATES AND JUDGES WORLDWIDE wherever corrupting criminal justice systems exist. CLIMATE WARRIORS 🐺🐺🐺🌍🌎🌏🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦❤️❤️❤️ Free climate activists who are 'protesting because a corrupt criminal justice system has refused to protect them, their families and others from the greatest act of genocide in history.'
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⏰ At 8am, 15 Just Stop Oil supporters walked onto the road at Bricklayers Arms roundabout in South London demanding the government halt all new oil and gas licences.

#FreeLouis #FreeJosh #CivilResistance #A22Network #NoNewOil #EnoughIsEnough
Sam Griffiths, 47, a Dad and designer from London said:

"I feel sick seeing how little is happening to address climate breakdown, the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced. And our Government is actively making things worse. Granting over 100 new oil licences is indefensible"
💬 "I started actively supporting Just Stop Oil after we had 40°C in the UK for the first time in recorded history. It scared the shit out of me. I looked at my boy and realised I couldn't just continue to do nothing."

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🦺 Yesterday, 13 #JustStopOil supporters were accompanied by at least 17 @metpoliceuk officers on a slow stroll through London. 30 strong, the odd pairing marched along the Strand to demand an end to all new oil and gas in the UK.
🚓 The Met even turned up with five patrol vans and proceeded to slowly drive the convoy behind the Just Stop Oil supporters along the entire route of the march, causing traffic delays.

#FreeLouis #FreeJosh #CivilResistance #A22Network #NoNewOil

🍻 A group of Just Stop Oil supporters then arrived at a Leicester Sq Spoons to celebrate a birthday — the officers posted up on the opposite side of the road to keep watch, reportedly ignoring calls to join in for a “cheeky one on the clock” from the Just Stop Oil supporters.
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🦺 Jan Goodey, a 57-year-old #JustStopOil supporter from Brighton, was today sentenced to 6 months in prison for taking part in an action on the #M25 in November to demand an end to new oil and gas in the UK.

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🛣️ Jan was arrested after climbing a gantry at Junction 16 on November 7th — he appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today and was found guilty of causing a public nuisance. This was the first trial under this new statutory offence enacted under the PCSC Act 2022.
⚖️ The magistrate imposed a sentence of 9 months, which was reduced to 6 months as a result of a guilty plea. The magistrate spoke of wanting to use his sentencing as a “deterrent” against further disruption of ordinary people going about their “lawful business”

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🍺 Four #JustStopOil supporters stopped off for a drink at a pub today after around 80 police officers and 6 police vans followed them on a walk around London

#FreeLouis #FreeJosh #CivilResistance #A22Network #NoNewOil #EnoughIsEnough #COP27
💬 from a pub, Matt said: "The protest is over and the police are following us, it’s disproportionate and unnecessary.

"They followed us from one pub to another, what’s the point? They look exceptionally silly."

#ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #CostOfLivingCrisis #UK #M25
Shaun, 25, said: "We've just come to the pub for someone’s birthday and they’ve got two officers standing directly in front of the pub.

'There were vans with their lights flashing, parked in a bus lane, with about ten or so officers watching us.

'Literally four of us at a pub"
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At 8:00am, #JustStopOil supporters marched slowly onto the road at Shepherds Bush Green, demanding @RishiSunak halt all new oil and gas licences.

#CivilResistance #A22Network #COP27 #NoNewOil #EnoughIsEnough #M25 #FreeLouis #FreeJosh
💬 Hannah Smith, 20, a student from London said:

“Why is the government refusing to listen? The people of this country have had enough, and we deserve better from our leaders. Don’t let them convince you that we can’t make change. When we move as a collective, we have power.”

We are Just Stop Oil.
We are demanding.
That the British government.
Immediately halts.
All new oil and gas licences and consents.

#ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #CostOfLivingCrisis #London #UK #Government #FossilFuels #CivilDisobedience #COP27
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🚨 Hunger striking Just Stop Oil supporter remains in hospital wing:

🏥 A Just Stop Oil supporter who went on hunger strike to demand that the Govt end new oil & gas has been unexpectedly moved to the hospital wing as prison staff became increasingly concerned for their health.
🛣 Tez Burns (they/them), a 34-year-old bicycle mechanic from Swansea, was remanded to Bronzefield prison on Friday 11 November after being arrested for taking part in the actions to disrupt the #M25 motorway by climbing on the overhead gantries.

#FreeLouis #FreeJosh
🦺 They started an immediate hunger strike, which resulted in rapid weight loss and low blood sugar levels.

🔒 Tez was among a total of 65 people arrested as a result of the four consecutive days of actions by Just Stop Oil on the M25 last week…
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🚧 From 6:30 this morning, supporters of Just Stop Oil climbed onto the overhead gantries of the M25 at multiple locations, demanding that the Govt immediately end all new oil and gas.

#M25 #COP27 #COP27Egypt #A22Network
🐄 They have been joined by supporters of Animal Rebellion.

🥫 Phoebie Plummer, a 21-year-old student from London said:

“As a young person, the only future I see before me is one of mass famine, severe droughts, wildfires, floods and societal collapse.

#FreeLouis #FreeJosh
“I understand people must be frustrated with us, and rightly so, but we have to disrupt daily life because we are hurtling towards climate catastrophe, yet the Government continues to betray me, my generation and people in the Global South by issuing new oil licenses.”
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🦺 From 6:30am, around 10 supporters of Just Stop Oil climbed onto overhead gantries of the M25 in multiple locations, causing police to halt traffic.

🛢They are demanding the government halt all new oil and gas licenses.

#COP27 #A22Network #M25
Sam Holland, 20, said of the government's plan to license more oil:

💬 "I'm getting screwed over. I'm twenty years old. What does my future look like when I'm forty? It looks like there's no food on the shelves. It looks like people fighting in the streets."

Isabel Rock, 41, has a message for her nephew.

“I’m doing this for my baby nephew and his unborn sister. I want them to have a chance at a future. The government is responsible for criminal inaction on the climate crisis. They should be in prison."

#ClimateChange #ClimateAction
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🚧 From 12.15pm today, 15 Just Stop Oil supporters have blocked Commerical Street by Spitalfields Market in London. They are demanding that the government halts all new oil and gas licences.

#FreeLouis #FreeJosh #A22Network
💬 Hazel Agombar, 53, a mother of three and charity worker from Winchester said:

“I've spent 15 years ""soft"" campaigning on the climate crisis. I've got to the point now where I feel driven to take direct action.

#CivilResistance #JustStopOil #NoNewOil #EnoughIsEnough #UK
🦺 "I would never have believed that I - a quiet middle age woman - would find myself preparing for action that will likely lead to my arrest. But the time has arrived. The situation is so serious. "

#OccupyWestminster #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #CostOfLivingCrisis
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🧑‍⚖️ Earlier today, supporters of Just Stop Oil marched from Downing St to Westminster Magistrates’ Court and stood in solidarity with fellow supporters who had plea hearings there today.

#FreeLouis #FreeJosh #CivilResistance #A22Network #JustStopOil #NoNewOil #EnoughIsEnough Image
🚔 Metropolitan Police have begun remanding supporters of Just Stop Oil in custody to immediately charge them for alleged obstruction of the highway.

#OccupyWestminster #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #CostOfLivingCrisis #CostOfGreedCrisis #UK #Government #FossilFuels
🏛 We will not be intimidated by changes to the law and we will not be stopped by private injunctions sought to silence peaceful people. We understand that these are irrelevant when set against the collapse of society as we know it.

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⌚️ At 8:30am today, two Just Stop Oil supporters sprayed orange paint from a fire extinguisher over the premises of @ROLEX in Knightsbridge, demanding that the government halts all new oil and gas consents and licences. #FreeLouis
⏳ Jennifer Kowalski, 26, an environmental scientist from Glasgow, said:

“There's no point in having jewel-encrusted watches when they're destined to be lost in floods and climate change is happening now. An energy crisis is happening now."

#FreeJosh #JustStopOil #A22Network
"We do this because we want to protect the things and the people we care about. I'm not willing to stand by as the refusal to improve life for everyday people causes my loved ones to suffer.”

#CivilResistance #JustStopOil #NoNewOil #EnoughIsEnough
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1. @jrockstrom is "tired" because he is unaware or more likely does not want to accept the psychology of denial literature.
2. 1.5C is not a technical term but a construction of deep psychological meaning - a religious artifact (see my article on this ).
3. Everyone knows we are going over the limit, probably in 2024 (James Hanson and co), but this cannot be accepted because the lie of staying under 1.5C is necessary to maintain the immense ideological ego of the global liberal class - ie, the myth of continued material progress.
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1. 1.5C is not a point of data but a religious artifact. It is imbued with the sacred taboo of the global liberal class: the all pervasive dogma of progress, the unspeakable terror of regression and fall (a proxy for death). It can never be allowed to be passed.
2. But it will. And when it does a whole world of meaning will collapse and the psychological and spiritual suffering of this class will become unbearable for them. History will have returned.
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🚧 At 9am, 31 Just Stop Oil supporters disrupted traffic on Cannon St, Queen Victoria St and Garlick Hill near Mansion House tube station, demanding that the Govt halts all new oil and gas consents and licenses.

#FreeLouis #FreeJosh
🦺 Tommy Burnett, a 30-year-old taxi driver from Kendal, said:

💬 “I'm taking action because the status quo needs to change; we cannot continue using fossil fuels when we know it is causing increasingly severe weather and making areas of the world uninhabitable.

💬 “I'm in civil resistance because I believe people's health, & the health of our planet, is more important than the wealth of a few.”

#CivilResistance #JustStopOil #NoNewOil #EnoughIsEnough #OccupyWestminster #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #CostOfLivingCrisis #CostOfGreedCrisis
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1. Jun Pang @hyjpang_ (from) Liberty: the amendment “will effectively give the home secretary the power to clamp down on protests as and when the government chooses. This will have devastating consequences for dissent.”
2. With all due respect to Liberty, the self understanding of myself and many people in @JustStop_Oil, is that a post-modernist construction of "protest", facilitated by Liberty and the liberal space, supports the legitimacy of repression.
3. We hold a modernist orientation - namely there is, objectively, protest in the private interest and protest in the public interest - and these are fundamentally different legal and moral categories.
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🚧 Starting at midday today, 16 Just Stop Oil supporters have blocked Piccadilly, London. They are demanding that the government halts all new oil and gas licences.

#FreeLouis #FreeJosh #CivilResistance #A22Network #ClimateEmergency Image
💬 Dr Louis Keal, 32, a physicist from Edinburgh said:

“The public sees the critical need for immediate downscaling of fossil fuels, so does the UN, the International Energy Agency, and countless businesses and scientific institutions."…
🛢 "But the dangerous radicals in government are determined to continue making fossil fuel companies richer at the expense of the rest of us. We have no choice but to resist, to put our bodies on the line. We are ordinary people who have run out of options.”
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