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Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology

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    Neverland
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    On the face of it, this a crazy classification by UK authorities. They also claim to have retracted it. But how did this happen in the first place? Devil's advocate argument: I do understand how...

    On the face of it, this a crazy classification by UK authorities. They also claim to have retracted it. But how did this happen in the first place?

    Devil's advocate argument: I do understand how governments value the existing energy supply chain. Not only is the petro-economy extremely significant, but the world's militaries also run on petroleum. A disruption to this flow may be considered a nat sec threat.

    In my personal view that is a really short-sighted stance, but this is an interesting event which brings up questions of how sternly anti-carbon groups will be treated in the near term.

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      no_exit
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      American police blew someone's arm off at Standing Rock, had informants inside the protest groups, and monitored the area with military grade drones. Pipeline protests, tree sits for example, are...

      In my personal view that is a really short-sighted stance, but this is an interesting event which brings up questions of how sternly anti-carbon groups will be treated in the near term.

      American police blew someone's arm off at Standing Rock, had informants inside the protest groups, and monitored the area with military grade drones. Pipeline protests, tree sits for example, are now treated as terrorist acts and carry felony penalties. I don't think there's much question at all, unfortunately.

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