Extinction Revolt, ‘swarming roadblocks’. DAVID HOLT [CC BY 2.0], through Wikimedia Commons
Visitor essay by Eric Worrall
h/t Breitbart; From the information – “Whereas concern about local weather change shouldn’t be in itself excessive, [Extinction Rebellion] activists might encourage susceptible folks to carry out acts of violence, or commit such acts themselves”
Terrorism police record Extinction Revolt as extremist ideology
Unique: Police scramble to recall information issued to lecturers placing local weather activists alongside far-right teams
Vikram Dodd and Jamie Grierson
Sat 11 Jan 2020 04.00 AEDT
Counter-terrorism police positioned the non-violent group Extinction Revolt (XR) on a listing of extremist ideologies that must be reported to the authorities operating the Stop programme, which goals to catch these vulnerable to committing atrocities, the Guardian has realized.
The local weather emergency marketing campaign group was included in a 12-page information produced by counter-terrorism police within the south-east titled Safeguarding younger folks and adults from ideological extremism, which is marked as “official”.
XR featured alongside threats to nationwide safety corresponding to neo-Nazi terrorism and a pro-terrorist Islamist group. The information, aimed toward law enforcement officials, authorities organisations and lecturers who by legislation need to report considerations about radicalisation, was dated final November.Commercial
It says that points to look out for embrace individuals who communicate in “robust or emotive phrases about environmental points like local weather change, ecology, species extinction, fracking, airport enlargement or air pollution”.
Within the information, persons are suggested to pay attention and look out for younger individuals who “neglect to attend college” or “take part in deliberate college walkouts” – an allusion to the varsity strikes for the local weather, a worldwide motion of which the activist Greta Thunberg is a lead proponent. Hundreds of UK pupils, and hundreds of thousands worldwide, walked out of faculty final 12 months in protest at authorities inaction on the local weather disaster.
DCS Kath Barnes, head of CTPSE, mentioned: “I want to make it fairly clear that we don’t classify Extinction Revolt as an extremist organisation. The inclusion of Extinction Revolt on this doc was an error of judgment and we’ll now be reviewing the entire contents consequently.
A spokesperson for Extinction Revolt mentioned: “How dare they? Kids up and down the nation are desperately combating for a future. Lecturers, grandparents, nurses have been attempting their greatest with loving nonviolence to get politicians and massive enterprise to do one thing in regards to the dire state of our planet. And that is how the institution responds.
“In a world of misinformation, the place lies journey sooner than the reality, we will’t assist however surprise was this a deliberate try and silence a authentic trigger. Wouldn’t it’s good in the event that they centered on the true extremists, the fossil gasoline corporations and those who do their bidding?”
Learn extra: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/10/xr-extinction-rebellion-listed-extremist-ideology-police-prevent-scheme-guidance
The next is a replica of the XR web page within the now withdrawn handbook;
Extinction Revolt Extremist Handbook Itemizing (h/t The Guardian)
I’m deeply shocked police counter-terrorism unit might make the error of itemizing harmful extremist teams which encourage legislation breaking and actively search to recruit college youngsters alongside Extinction Revolt.