Tim DeChristopher - sentenced to two years in US prison
The environment and the world have a new hero, a reluctant hero perhaps,
but someone who in good conscience could not stand by and watch a
grave injustice take place without trying to prevent it. Without
taking a stand at a risk to his own liberty. His name is Tim
DeChristopher, and he joins the pantheon of brave men and women who
have made a difference – brave men and women whose actions ricochet
and multiply into widespread social change.
Volkswagen is lobbying against environmental laws in the US and Europe
Since we launched our campaign to turn VW away from the Dark
Side the response has been phenomenal. Over a quarter of a million people have
joined the Rebellion and a huge proportion – over 40,000 of them – are
VW’s official response so far has been to act ‘surprised’
and point to their most efficient cars as proof of their environmental
Cairn tugs drag icebergs out of the way of its Arctic drilling rig
A lot of people on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere have been asking us a lot of questions about the interdict (injunction) - most of which we can't answer; we're gagged from saying anything that might be interpreted as asking others to do certain things on our behalf. We're so gagged that we probably can't even tell you what those certain things might be, in case that's seen as suggesting you do them.
So, in the public interest, we've decided to publish the full interdict (pdf). Feel free to download it, share it and discuss it; we'd be interested to hear your thoughts (although obviously we may not be able to reply).
its latest move to cover up the truth about its Arctic drilling,
Cairn Energy has obtained an extraordinary, wide-ranging legal
interdict (injunction) against us, gagging us from posting Tweets and Facebook
updates containing photos of yesterday's
occupation of their Edinburgh headquarters.
Read the original post and follow live updates here.
We assembled at about 8am this morning near to Cairn Energy's offices in Edinburgh. It was a strange gaggle of people in suits and an army of polar bears. Such a gathering was going to attract attention so we couldn't hang about - we crossed Festival Square which was starting to get busy with people heading for work and straight through the doors of Cairn's office building.