A Green Tries to Defend Eco-Terrorism

Posted: November 25, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Watts Up With That?

Oil Pipeline Pumping Station in rural Nebraska Oil Pipeline Pumping Station in rural Nebraska. By shannonpatrick17 from Swanton, Nebraska, U.S.A. (Trans Canada Keystone Oil Pipeline) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia CommonsGuest essay by Eric Worrall

Emily Johnston, who admitted shutting down 5 pipelines last year with the help of four friends, has finally found a judge willing to hear her “necessity defence”.

I shut down an oil pipeline – because climate change is a ticking bomb

Emily Johnston
Friday 24 November 2017 20.00 AEDT

Normal methods of political action and protest are simply not working. If we don’t reduce emissions boldly and fast, that’s genocide.

Alittle over a year ago, four friends and I shut down all five pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States by using emergency shut-off valves. As recent months have made clear, climate change is not only an imminent threat; it is an existing catastrophe…

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