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‘Have we achieved our aims? Not yet’: eco-warriors issue warning

The climate group behind protests on Britain’s busiest motorways, Insulate Britain, have issued a stark warning to politicians ahead of The UN Climate Change Conference in November, blaming the government for “failing to protect its citizens whilst allowing carbon emissions to continue from outdated housing stock.” Members of the group – which has links to…

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Extinction Rebellion must soften their tactics to combat the climate crisis

The historical shift from environmentalists ridiculed as ‘hippies’ to being stamped as ‘ecomaniacs’ and ‘dangerous’ by media tabloids indicates movements like Extinction Rebellion are anything but a dying fire.  Despite being three years young, the organisation has gained universal stead as the intergenerational symbol for environmental activism, galvanising membership across 70 countries and dominating the…

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Climate protesting teen charged

An 18-year-old climate protestor has appeared in court, facing charges relating to an incident when he climbed a 33 metres tall crane in Norwich to hang an Extinction Rebellion flag from the top. Alex Sidney, from Dereham, Norfolk, climbed the crane in the early hours of Saturday 7th November last year. Norwich police were called…

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Surge in number of politics students since referendum

In the divisive era of Brexit, Trump, and the climate crisis, it is university politics departments who are reaping the benefits, with applications to politics courses up 28% since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Professor Lee Marsden, Head the Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication department at UEA, says that, “since 2016, there has been considerable growth…

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Clive Lewis opposes Extinction Rebellion ban

Norwich MP Clive Lewis shows support for embattled Extinction Rebellion protests. After protestors from climate change pressure group Extinction Rebellion brought London to a standstill, the Metropolitan police placed a total ban on all protests held in their jurisdiction from 9pm Monday, October 14 and 6pm Friday, October 18.  However, Labour’s Clive Lewis, MP for Norwich…

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