“The Judge deemed that carefully cracking some glass to try to sound the alarm in the financial world, and demand Barclays and others like them stop financing the BAU death project, was sufficiently serious an ‘offence’ to pass the ‘custodial threshold’.” (Zoe Cohen, defendant)
Climate Activists Guilty of Smashing Barclays HQ Windows Spared Jail, The Guardian headline last Friday read. “Women were found guilty of causing £100,000 damage to building in Canary Wharf, London.”
Reported a jubilant defendant Zoe Cohen:
Well, I’m a #free #woman… Relieved and happy to be home with my family, and full of #gratitude for the incredible support I and the #Barclays7 have received from so many people
Here’s a short video from the Press Association (2 mins) just after we left Southwark Crown Court after 5pm on Friday.
Ed. note: This post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, a free fortnightly published by physicist John Droz Jr., founder of the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions. The complete Newsletter for this post can be found here.
*** The New RPS: RELIABLE Portfolio Standard
*** Level Playing Field
*** Future Grid: Really?
*** US Renewable Power Projects Slow Over High Costs and Community Opposition
Wind and Solar Projects Face Uphill Battles Despite Subsidy
Wind and solar energy ‘flatlines’ in frigid state at worst time
Major Biomass Facility to Close at Large Military Base, this Spring
Deep seabed mining plans pit renewable energy demand against ocean life
Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Federal Agency Failing to Protect the Environment from Offshore Wind
*** Evidence says offshore wind development is killing lots of whales
The strange coincidence of the Offshore Wind Industry and 178 dead whales
Calls mount to stop offshore wind project as more whales wash up dead
Biden Hypocrisy Overflows, Harming Lobster Fishers and Right Whales
Killing Whales and Never Having to Say You’re Sorry!…
Ed. note: Geologist and petroleum engineer Julián Salazar Velásquez, with nearly a half-century in the Mexican and Venezuelan oil industries, is a leading educator and proponent of free market energy. In addition to numerous articles, his book Gerencia Integrada de Campos de Hidrocarburos (2020) is a primer on the oil industry value chain. His four-part summary (see Part I, Part II, and Part III) ends today.
“I have two options: to remain silent in the last years of my life and witness the destruction of the world economy, as just happened in Venezuela. Or alert many to the threat to blessed living to avoid a repeat of destruction. In clear conscience, I opt for the second!”
The role that fossil fuels have played in the progress of humanity in four revolutions is undeniable:
The mineral energy story can incorporate another of the highly important indicators in the quality of life, such as agricultural and livestock development and food production.…