We will not be intimidated by changes to the law, we will not be stopped by injunctions sought to silence nonviolent people. These are irrelevant when set against mass starvation, slaughter, the loss of our rights, freedoms and communities.
The Home Secretary is demonstrating that politics is broken. She claims that “this Government will not hesitate to act – and keep the law-abiding majority safe”. Yet the greatest threat to law and order is the climate crisis and the government she is part of is seeking to extend UK fossil fuel extraction, planning to make the lives of ordinary people worse, planning the deaths of millions. This is a criminal act.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres has called it ‘moral and economic madness. We have every right to disrupt, to disobey, to resist protecting the creativity and brilliance of humanity. The people protecting the rule of law, democracy, our freedoms and rights are those disrupting traffic, throwing soup, and blocking oil depots.
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Van Gogh
The time to stand by has passed, stand with us on the streets, with our supporters in prison, with the 1700 murdered across the global south for protecting our futures. Demand the government stops new oil and gas to start ending the harm.