Climate Crazy Intensifies as Extinction Rebellion Vows to Send ‘Millions of People on to the Streets’
In response to the group’s NYC chapter disrupting its presses, the New York Post features a damning expose on Extinction Rebellion leaders and its supporters.
Given the recent crises related to food scarcity, abortion, and inflation, you might be forgiven if you thought panic over the “climate crisis” had ended.
However, in drive for drama and attention, the climate cultists known as Extinction Rebellion (XR) has vowed to send ‘millions of people onto the streets’ in defiance of a British crackdown on disruptive ‘guerrilla protests‘
The climate change protest group said it is ‘foolish’ for ministers to think announcing new ‘curbs’ will stop people ‘taking to the streets to demand their Government act to ensure a safe future for people in the UK and around the world’, as it set out its intention for action from September 10.
It comes after the Public Order Bill was unveiled as part of the Queen’s Speech, with harsher sentences and new criminal offences for those involved in some types of protest.
The Bill seeks to outlaw tactics in England and Wales such as protesters ‘locking on’ to public transport infrastructure or gluing themselves to roads, which have been adopted by campaign groups such as Insulate Britain.
It will carry a maximum penalty of six months and an unlimited fine.
We have covered Extinction Rebellion’s disruptions before. It appears the British are finding the antics tiresome and costly.
Ahead of the Queen’s Speech – delivered by Prince Charles on behalf of his mother for the first ever time – Boris Johnson said he wanted to ‘get on with making our streets safer’ by ‘backing our police and giving them the tools they need to do the job’.
‘Through this Queen’s Speech we will give the police new powers to deal with highly disruptive protests,’ he said.
The Public Order Act will make it a criminal offence for people to ‘lock on’ or go to protests equipped to ‘lock on’ to buildings, objects or other protesters, using equipment such as padlocks, chains, glue and bamboo scaffolding structures. The offence will carry a six-month jail sentence or unlimited fine.
Meanwhile, a new offence of interfering with key national infrastructure – such as airports, railways and printing presses – will carry a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison.
It will also become illegal to obstruct major transport works, such as the HS2 high speed rail link.
HS2 estimated in October 2021 that sustained protester activity at some sites had cost the project up to £80 million.
Meanwhile, Extinction Rebellion NYC recently blockaded the New York Post’s printing press. Over a dozen people were arrested as the group admitted to intentionally trying to protest what they claimed was a lack of climate change coverage across major U.S. media outlets.
This lead to the New York Post publishing a material from an expose about the British group, “whose celebrity supporters were shamed into admitting their hypocrisy for enjoying “high carbon lives” and profiting from industries with ‘huge carbon footprints.'”
…[I]n a forerunner to Friday’s protest in Queens, UK Extinction demonstrators disrupted the printing and delivery of British newspapers in September 2020.
But a 2019 expose revealed that the group didn’t live up to its own high standards, with co-founder Gail Bradbrook found to have bragged on Facebook about jetting off on a high-carbon Costa Rica vacation in 2016, during which she reportedly dreamed up the idea for the activist movement while tripping on psychedelic plants.
“This is blind hypocrisy from a group that’s spent days blighting people’s travel plans,” Paul Scully, a Conservative Party member of Parliament, fumed at the time.
The outrage led more than 100 high-profile XR supporters — including “Doctor Strange” actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and U2 bassist Adam Clayton — to sign an open letter addressed to the “journalists who have called us hypocrites.”
“You’re right. We live high carbon lives and the industries that we are part of have huge carbon footprints,” they wrote.
The XR NRC group was founded by a “a green revolutionary anarcho-communist and anti-imperialist”
Records filed with the state Attorney General’s Office identify the group’s founding president as Rory Varrato, who was among those busted early Friday morning.
His personal website calls him “a green revolutionary anarcho-communist and anti-imperialist” who grew up in a “working class family” in rural Pennsylvania and won a National Merit Scholarship to study American history at Arizona State University, where he also earned a master’s degree in political theory.
Since 2016, Varrato has been pursuing a Ph.D. in philosophy and education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, according to the site, which is adorned with the motto, “Teaching is a subversive activity, and I stay active.”
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