Yves right here. Richard Murphy put up this submit to show the asymmetry between the rights of company carbon-killers, um, emitters, versus residents making an attempt to train their proper to peaceable protest. Apparently Extinction Revolution methods are serving as a pretext for heavy-handed responses.
In fact, if this had been the US, the girl beneath may need been thrown on the pavement too, significantly if she was an individual of shade.
So that is yet one more reminder that we within the Anglosphere don’t dwell in free societies any extra. The precise to talk and assemble have gotten issues of the previous.
By Richard Murphy, a chartered accountant and a political economist. He has been described by the Guardian newspaper as an “anti-poverty campaigner and tax professional”. He’s Professor of Follow in Worldwide Political Economic system at Metropolis College, London and Director of Tax Analysis UK. He’s a non-executive director of Cambridge Econometrics. He’s a member of the Progressive Economy Forum. Initially printed at Tax Research UK
I discussed the despair of the younger in my previous post.
The phrases of this younger lady appear to sum that up significantly effectively.
Britain in 2023. Take a chilly exhausting have a look at this, and realise that issues are set to get a lot worse. pic.twitter.com/zFw00dfShh
— Martin O’Neill (@martin_oneill) May 3, 2023
She simply desires a future. She walked slowly down a highway to say so. She was arrested for doing so.
There was one other protest in London yesterday. It was in opposition to the brand new low-emission zone. There have been few police current, apparently. I’ve not heard of any arrests. But it surely blocked Trafalgar Sq..
I’ve also said this morning that we nonetheless have the precise to speak about alternate options to mainstream considering. That’s true. However for a way lengthy will we be capable of share them?
This younger lady will, below new powers, now in all probability get a ban from protesting. Her proper to a fundamental freedom can be contained in order that the income of Shell and BP is perhaps limitless so that human life on this planet would possibly finish.
Let’s worth what we’ve, and use it. The chance is, we’d lose it.