It's official: those of us who care about the living planet and the future of humanity are extremists, and should be reported to Prevent. Those who couldn't give a shit about other people and the rest of life on Earth are, of course, moderates.
Counter-terrorism police placed the non-violent group Extinction Rebellion (XR) on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported to the authorities running the Prevent programme. Via ⁦⁩ and ⁦
British police have listed Extinction Rebellion as an extremist ideology equivalent to neo-Nazis and Islamist terrorist groups in police guidance. This means they consider it a "dangerous ideology" and "threat" that children need protecting from 1/3
Today the British police tried to call #ExtinctionRebellion an extremist organisation. This was retracted when leaked > This is how the establishment responds to those working to safeguard life. Full statement from >
Oh for God's sake, this is utterly ridiculous. "Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology". Good to know I'm an extremist - I thought I was a moderate seeking a wise transition to a sustainable future.
“A spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion said: “How dare they? Children up and down the country are desperately fighting for a future.” #police #ER #extinctionrebellion #profiling
Great to see the police clamping down on extremist groups like, er, people trying to stop our planet turning into a furnace that incinerates all life.
My life/career progression ; nature-geek , naturalist , bird watcher , birder , ecologist , conservationist . . . part of a ‘green blob’ , animal-rights extremist , uncooperative crusty & now I’m a terrorist threat . A love of wildlife can lead you astray
We are in a world of unreason It is “extremist” in eyes of the police to take seriously the scientific consensus It is not US that are extremist It is those in charge who are extremist Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology
Extinction Rebellion listed as extremist terrorist organisation by Scotland Yard. About time.
Say what you want about #extinctionrebellion but this is a huge, unacceptable overreach. To put them alongside explicitly violent, racist groups such as National Action is a clear threat to the right to environmental protest that we all have to fight.
Terrorism police list Rebellion as extremist ideology Shocking to see the peaceful protest movement that is seeking to save lives listed alongside terrorists As sign of a state out of control and failing democratic standards
School strikers are listed alongside actual neo-Nazi groups. As soon as climate activism begins to threaten capital, you can rest assured the full and violent power of the state will be brought to bear upon us all
Well, this doesn’t look like politicisation of the police at all. Not in the slightest.
PlsRT if u think APOLOGY due! Shocking revelation re groups & supporters whose ethos stems from compassion, empathy/ ‘do no harm’, identified, labelled, linked to terrorism development! Logos sent to schools & public bodies! Is this in itself #HateCrime?
Really worrying that any police force could have thought it appropriate to include XR climate activism in a Prevent leaflet on spotting extremist radicalisation.
This is very sinister. The listing on the Prevent programme means that young people involving themselves could be referred by their schools or universities.
This is mad. XR listed as extremist group alongside far right groups. Teachers told to "listen and look out for young people who 'neglect to attend school' or 'participate in planned school walkouts'. Exclusive by and
If you speak out in “strong or emotive terms about environmental issues like climate change, ecology, species extinction, fracking, airport expansion or pollution” you’re actually supporting the best available science
The police have called Extinction Rebellion an extremist organisation and listed us along riser far-right and jihadist groups. This is sickening. We are just standing up for the future of our planet and this is how the state responds.
A dangerous step down the slippery slope to authoritarianism. Boris wasting no time I see! Even if you're not a member of you should still care. Worth remembering this (thread)
This daft decision doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the counter terrorism team, does it ?
If you're looking for people who speak in “strong or emotive terms about environmental issues like climate change, ecology, species extinction, fracking, airport expansion or pollution” we're over here officer. There's not enough cells to lock us all up.
Don't pay too much attention to climate science or you may be classified as an "ideological extremist" and sent for re-education 😟 Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology
First they came for the Muslims & folks didn’t say anything, now they come for climate campaigners ⁦⁩ as an extremist ideology. If this isn’t a final nail in the discredited Prevent agenda I don’t know what is #DomesticExtremist
As a teacher I am concerned by this document & think that it is unwarranted. #ExtinctionRebellion is a non-violent organisation that has three valid aims. I do not discuss XR with my pupils but if I am forced to chose between them I will leave teaching.
Like terrorism, the word “extremism” has little (if any) analytic use value, because of its inherent relativity. The terms are so flexible they’re ripe for abuse, suppressing non-violent political protests — or as justification for ethnic cleansing.
Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology. Surely it is the climate deniers that should be so classified
Terrorism police list #ExtinctionRebellion as extremist ideology Police scramble to recall guide issued to teachers putting climate activists alongside far-right groups #climatestrike #ethoslifestyle
“Issues to look out for include people who speak in “strong or emotive terms about environmental issues like climate change, ecology, species extinction, fracking, airport expansion & pollution”. WTF Terrorism police list as extremist ideology
In tweets & articles over the years I've argued critics of Prevent & CVE should not demand we call more stuff extremism/terrorism to highlight the Islamophobic double standard. It doesn't address racism, it legitimises & increases programmes & this happens
.: UK localTerrorism police list as extremist ideology - warns about school strikes.
I know that this has been retracted, but the fact that this document exists, says so much about how the establishment is committed to stifling freedom of speech, expression and protest. Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology
UK terrorism police list #ExtinctionRebellion as extremist ideology. The police now scramble to recall guide issued to teachers listing climate activists alongside far-right groups. Shameful bid to demonise defenders striving to save our planet
Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology "Later, after further inquiries from the Guardian, police said they would recall the document."
Ridiculous. I guess I should now be proud to call myself an extremist.
Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology 🧐🤨 yes let’s crack down on those trying to save the human race
Terrorism police list Rebellion as extremist ideology Scoop by and
Explaining why XR was listed “it states: “Anti-establishment philosophy that seeks system change underlies its activism; the group attracts to its events school-age children and adults unlikely to be aware of this”. .
This was just one policing area but it’s completely ridiculous and undermines the excellent and needed work of their colleagues.
Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology | Prevent strategy | The Guardian
The UK's terrorism police had listed Extinction Rebellion as an extremist ideology - but now, after it was leaked to the press, has removed it. Disturbing implications for civil society space
Totally unsurprising, and entirely shameful.
Shocking! What do #ISIS and have in common? XR featured alongside threats to national security such as neo-Nazi terrorism and a pro-terrorist Islamist group in a UK Police guide, e to report concerns about radicalisation! #ClimateChange
Extinction Rebellion is extreme, it's using direct action rather than democratic politics to change government policy. If you think (like I do) that schools have no place monitoring who's on XR maybe your objection is to Prevent itself.
Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology
Oooh - I am an extremist sympathiser
Disturbing Guardian headline this w/e. Psychiatry’s involvement with Prevent programme has been controversial but it could not continue if it extends to environmental protest.
Absolutely pathetic. Who decided this?Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology
Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology
The issue here is why the grossly and negligently wasted ££10m of taxpayers money over-policing a peaceful, cooperative and time-bound protest. An immediate and public apology and retraction of this disgraceful guidance document is required.
Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology Gosh
Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology | UK news | The Guardian