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  1. May 2024
    1. Die Bewegung gegen die Autobahn A69, zu der auch Extinction Rebellion gehört, organisiert in einem Ort namens La Crémade eine ZAD (Zone à défendre, zu verteidigende Gebiet). Dazu wurden für den Autobahnbau bereits enteignete Gebäude besetzt, obwohl die Exekutive die Dächer beseitigt und großflächig Mist verstreut hatte, um die Aktivist:innen abzuschrecken. Die Exekutive vertrieb die Protestierenden gewaltsam. Reportage in der Libération. https://www.liberation.fr/environnement/a69-les-gendarmes-mobiles-tentent-de-demanteler-la-zad-des-opposants-20231022_YHXQJTFNOBAMBESFWFPXBWSG7Y/

  2. Apr 2024
  3. Mar 2024
    1. In an unexpected development, the proprietor Lord Shaftesbury came toCulpeper’s defense. He delivered an eloquent oration before the Court ofKing’s Bench, arguing that a stable government had never legally existed inNorth Carolina. Anticipating Locke’s Two Treatises of Government,Shaftesbury concluded that the colony remained effectively in a state ofnature. Without a genuine government, there could be no rebellion.Commentary like this merely underscored northern Carolina’s outlierstatus.26

      Did some of Locke's Two Treatises of Government stem from influence of Lord Shaftesbury's argument in favor of Thomas Culpeper?

      Cross reference Dawn of Everything and "state of nature" / primitive man.

    2. The misnamed Culpeper’s Rebellion (1677–79) isparticularly instructive. In a contest with Thomas Miller, an ambitioustrader and tobacco planter who wanted to crack down on smugglers, collectcustoms duties, and gain favor with proprietors, Thomas Culpeper, asurveyor, sided with the poorer settlers.

      Note that Culpeper's Rebellion involved Thomas Culpeper organizing an informal militia to oust Thomas Miller, a petty tyrant with an armed guard.

      There is obviously a class division at the root of this dispute.

  4. Feb 2024
    1. Michel Forst, UN-Berichterstatter zur Aarhus-Konvention, hat die europäischen Regierungen aufgefordert, Klima-Aktivist:innen zu unterstützen statt sie zu kriminalisieren. Die zunehmende Repression gefährde das Erreichen der Pariser Klimaziele und Demokratie und Menschenrechte in Europa. Forst erwartet, dass Protest und direkte Aktion zunehmen, weil die aktuelle Politik vieler europäischer Regierungen die wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse zu globaler Erhitzung, Biodiversitätsverlust und Umweltverschmutzung nicht respektiert. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/28/european-nations-must-end-repression-of-peaceful-climate-protest-says-un-expert

      Positionspapier von Michel Forst: https://unece.org/sites/default/files/2024-02/UNSR_EnvDefenders_Aarhus_Position_Paper_Civil_Disobedience_EN.pdf

    1. Extinction Rebellion krijgt bredere aanhang: ‘Ik vind ze niet langer radicaal’ Opvallend veel nieuwe deelnemers trok de demonstratie van Extinction Rebellion afgelopen zaterdag die zeiden dat ze de beweging niet langer te radicaal vonden. ‘We krijgen meer sympathie, er is iets gekanteld.’ Charlotte Huisman12 maart 2023, 11:44
  5. Jan 2024
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  7. Nov 2023
    1. In den Niederlanden wird mit einem Wahlsieg von Parteien gerechnet, die für klimapolitischen Stillstand oder Rückschritt stehen. Die taz beschreibt den Stand der Auseinandersetzungen. Hervorgehoben wird die Stärke der Klimabewegung und die Klimarechtssprechung. Für die meisten Wähler:innen sei Klimapolitik nicht von Verteilungs- und Gerechtigkeitsfragen zu trennen.https://taz.de/Wahlen-in-den-Niederlanden/!5971214/

  8. Oct 2023
  9. Sep 2023
    1. The animating concern behind the amendment was fear that the new federal government might try to disarm the citizenry in order to prevent armed resistance to political usurpations.

      This contention is supported only with polemics. If the argument were so strong, then ample evidence of this fear and distrust could be found, and its difficult to accept that the Constitution was ever ratified were this really the case.

  10. Aug 2023
    1. Voor de biomassacentrale bij Diemen kan Vattenfall tot 396 miljoen euro subsidie krijgen. Dat is het bedrag dat het energiebedrijf maximaal is toegezegd uit de subsidiepot voor duurzame energie van de rijksoverheid.
    1. Amsterdamse corporaties hebben nog zes jaar om 27.000 woningen met de slechtste energielabels te verbeteren. De corporaties zeggen alles op alles te zetten, maar Ymere en Rochdale verwachten niet dat zij voor 2029 al die huurwoningen hebben verduurzaamd.

      Ymere huurwoningen aanpak te langsam

    1. ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial.

      Exxon knew as early as 1981 of climate change, and since has been actively denying and distracting from the real issue - burning fossil fuels

    1. The oil giant Exxon privately “predicted global warming correctly and skilfully” only to then spend decades publicly rubbishing such science in order to protect its core business, new research has found.

      Exxon knew from their climate scientists

    1. The Massachusetts high court on Tuesday ruled that the US’s largest oil company, ExxonMobil, must face a trial over accusations that it lied about the climate crisis and covered up the fossil fuel industry’s role in worsening environmental devastation.

      Exxon must face trial for climate crimes, Exxon Knew

    1. This article is more than 7 months oldJust Stop Oil activist jailed for six months for M25 disruptionThis article is more than 7 months oldMagistrate reportedly speaks of using Jan Goodey’s case as a ‘deterrent’ during court proceedingsDamien Gayle@damiengayleTue 29 Nov 2022 18.10 GMTLast modified on Tue 29 Nov 2022 19.08 GMTA climate activist who disrupted traffic on the M25 has been sentenced to six months in prison.

      Hard prison sentence for blocking a road. UK 2022.

    1. We need governments to join a bloc of Pacific nations spearheaded by Vanuatu and Tuvalu in developing a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

      A moratorium for new oil, gas and coal and a just transition to renewable energy

    1. We build regenerative cultures to save ourselves from the insanity of a self-destructive civilization. Therefore, we try to reconnect with ourselves, friends, fellow activists, society, and the natural world. Furthermore, we learn inclusivity, mutuality, empathy, and equality anew. We seek regenerative solutions up against any challenge. Regenerative cultures can be learned on the fly. Regenerative Cultures care for the planet and they care for life, aware that this is the most effective way to create a thriving future for all of humanity.

      XR Regenerative Cultures - What are regenerative cultures?

  11. Jun 2023
  12. Jan 2023
    1. Interview mit der französischen Philosophin Corine Pelluchon. Sie hält einen neuen, ökologischen existentialismus für möglich, der auf die Erfahrung der eco-anxiety antwortet. Sie sieht in extinction Rebellion aber auch in Veganismus Zeichen einer grundsätzlichen gesellschaftlichen Neuorientierung.

  13. Apr 2022
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  15. Nov 2021
  16. Aug 2021
    1. This is only one example of how we are actively conspiring to bring about climate breakdown. Look at government policies around the world and you will see that we are on course to heat the planet to 3°C by the end of this century. Little of what we love could remain in this future world.

      James Dyke ist einer der Autoren, durch die ich erfasst habe, das Extinction Rebellion eine Antwort auf eine Bedrohung ist, die es in dieser Form noch nie gegeben hat. (Die Klimakrise als Tragödie—zwei Essays – Lost and Found).

  17. Jul 2021
    1. I deliver PDFs daily as an art director; not ideal, but they work in most cases. There's certainly nothing rebellious or non-commercial about them

      It reminds me of The Chronicle's exhorting ordinary people to support the then-underway cause intended to banish Uber and Lyft from Austin, on ostensibly populist grounds, when in reality the cause was aimed at preserving the commercial interests of an entrenched, unworthy industry. I saw a similar thing with the popular sentiment against Facebook's PATENTS.txt—a clever hack on par with copyleft which had the prospect of making patent trolls' weapons ineffective, subverted by a meme that ended with people convinced to work against their own interests and in favor of the trolls.

      Maybe it's worth coining a new term ("anti-rebellion"?) for this sort of thing. Se also: useful idiot

  18. Jun 2021
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  20. Apr 2021
    1. Affinity groups, as they’re often called within the study of social movements, have been a common feature of grassroots political organising in recent years. “We have seen this developing over time, in many contemporary movements – where people are valued for their expertise and what they can bring within the larger movement,” says Bart Cammaerts, a professor of politics and communication at the London School of Economics.
    2. For XR itself, the model seems to have worked, if anything from a numerical standpoint. As academics Douglas McAdams and Ronnelle Paulsenfound in 1993, knowing someone who is involved in social movements is one of the strongest predictors of recruitment into that same movement.
    1. Hindu-Muslim unity,
      • Both Hindus and Muslims despised the British enough to work together
    2. he Rebellion of 1857—-was the “greased cartridge” controversy.
      • In 1857, a rumor was spread that the British were using cow and pig fat in the cartitriges Indian soldiers had to bite off which caused a rebellion of soliers who believed this meant the British were trying to convert them to Christianity.
      • This event demonstrates that there was massive distrust in the British as well
      • People would not start a huge rebellion based on a small rumor if they were not already angry with the status quo and were waiting for the last straw.
    3. the )»- portant role of the lower classes.
      • Peasants made a big part of the 1857 Rebellion because of their frustrations in not only the cultural rule of the British but the taxation rule and the loans they had to take out to pay taxes
    4. e petnte a government of his ow modeling it on the British administration.
      • The peasant Devi Singh made his own gov based on the British way of governing with a peasant army that went after the moneyloaners hated by peasants in debt
      • This may be evidence for the idea that the main sticking point for Indian peasants was the cultural and taxation policies of the British instead of the administrative part
    5. determined to destroy the religion
      • There was already massive distrust in the cultural/religious policies of the British before the cartridge controversy
      • It is notable that the main sticking point for the rebels was British religious enforcement, showing how displeased Indians were with British policies in the early 1800s to try to make Indians culturally British
    6. hus, they destroyed anything that represent: the authority of the company:

      Very similar to the French Revolution, immense oppression boils to extreme revolution against everything

    7. it was the duty of the wealthy
      • Pattern: underprivileged groups convincing people in power (wealthy Indians) to support a cause for a reason (loss of religious practices) that is only one of the many reasons the underprivileged people support the cause (heavy taxation, loss of rights, etc.).
  21. Mar 2021
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  23. Nov 2020
    1. Net zero by 2025 is not physically impossible. There is no real barrier to deploying the technology required or to achieving the necessary changes in behaviour. But to achieve this, it is not a question of physical possibility but rather whether you believe it is possible to change the economic structure and political decision making of the UK (and EU and world) overnight to allow us to deploy all possible solutions over the next five years.
    1. Netto-Null-Ziel müsste also hier schon Ende 2028 oder sogar Ende 2025 erreicht werden. Das entspricht der Forderung der noch recht jungen Umweltbewegung Extinction Rebellion, die im Frühjahr durch spektakuläre Straßenblockaden in London weltweit bekannt geworden ist. „Wenn man 1,5 Grad mit einer Zwei-Drittel-Wahrscheinlichkeit erreichen will und die Feedbackmechanismen des Erdsystems und die größere Verantwortung von Industrieländern berücksichtigt, dann ist das die logische Konsequenz“, sagt Klimaforscher Rogelj.
    1. Our work clearly demonstrates that we already have the tools and technology needed to efficiently power the UK with 100% renewable energy, to feed ourselves sustainably and so to play our part in leaving a safe and habitable climate for our children and future generations.
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  27. Apr 2020
    1. S’asseoir sur une table est une première forme de détournement, non ? Ce n’est pas par hasard que c’était considéré comme un acte de rébellion il y a quelques décennies…

      en tant que témoin étudiant de ce genre de scène jouée par Marcello, je crois que cet acte s'est plutôt naturalisé – même si ce ne sont pas tous les profs qui s'assoient sur les tables, loin de là…

  28. Jan 2019
    1. if to do thatis human, if that's what it tak§, tnen I am a human being after all. 'Fully, freely, gladly, for tneficst time.

      I have to bring up James Cone and Albert Camus again -- but this time I'm reminded of Camus' The Rebel) and this paragraph from Cone's Black Power and Black Theology: "The crucial question, then, for the black man, is 'How should I respond to a world which defines me as a nonperson?' That he is a person is beyond question, not debatable. But when he attempts to relate as a person, the world demands that he respond as a thing. In this existential absurdity, what should he do? Should he respond as he knows himself to be, or as the world defines him?" Rebellion is what Cone, Camus, and Le Guin decide to do when they redefine what it means to be a person, to be human.

  29. Apr 2017
    1. a rebellion a rebellion

      But rebellions themselves are dependent on viewpoint, as well. What might be called a "rebellion" by the rebels if they succeed might also be called a riot by the dominant forces should the rebellion fail.

      Rebellion definition: an act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler.

      Riot definition: a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.

  30. Sep 2016
    1. But if I don’t watch out for myself, who will?”

      The Guard didn't carry out Creon's orders because of loyalty to his ruler, but rather because his life was at stake. Creon is so concerned with stabilizing his power and making sure he is never crossed, demonstrated in how angered he was that Antigone, a woman, had disobeyed his decree. But, his own direct underlings show how they are not in blind loyalty to him but rather feel guilt and remorse for the actions they are forced to do and have motives of their own. Thus, the people of Thebes have shown that Creon's power is nothing more than a facade and that they all act in their own self interest. Ismene, Antigone, the Guard, and Haemon all demonstrated this imbalance in power by directly disobeying or disagreeing with Creon.

  31. Oct 2015
    1. V. Seven Years’ War

      Week 9 Video Lecture

      Study Questions for this week's reading in American Yawp:

      What tensions between France and England and the colonies did the Seven Years’s War reveal?

      What impact did England’s victory in the Seven Years'

      War have upon Native Americans? How was their relationship different with the French than it was with the English?

      How does England attempt to increasingly regulate and tax the colonies after the war?

    1. Signs of rebellion are everywhere: the unrest in China and India is chronic, civil wars rage in Africa, Latin America is in ferment.

      People aren't just unhappy for no reason.. are we taking into account everyone's response to these movements? I know not all societies are governed by a democracy, but it's still important to take into account how citizens will react to changes implemented by the government

  32. Sep 2015
  33. Feb 2014
    1. he sent messengers to Cyme demanding that Pactyes be surrendered.

      Mazares sends a message to the Cymeans to negotiate the return of Pactyes the rabble-rouser.

    2. But Pactyes, learning that an army sent against him was approaching, was frightened and fled to Cyme.

      1.157 Pactyes escapes to Cyme in order to avoid the wrath of Cyrus and the approaching Persian army. This vignette of conflict within the Achaemenids/Persians is still a long way from its conclusion.

    3. So Cyrus uttered his thought; but Croesus feared that he would destroy Sardis, and answered him thus:

      1.155 Cyrus consults Croesus on what he should do about the rebellion of Pactyes. Croesus gives a respectable and helpful answer but is still seen as looking after the well-being of his former dominion: Sardis. He doesn't want to see the city sacked.