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Canada: Stop the tar sands destruction – outlaw this ecocide

Guardian: Imagine this: ecocide is already a crime. Pipelines will no longer exist because we shall no longer be extracting oil. Instead, governments will be granting permits for clean energy solutions. Oil will no longer be part of our energy strategy – instead of pipelines for oil we will be building supergrids for clean energy to be transported. Supergrids can be laid easily and have far less environmental impact. But it goes further back than that. The real source of the problem is the extraction of oil...

Why we need a law on ecocide

Guardian: Sophie Scholl, a Munich University student, was executed for revealing the truth about the activities of the Nazi authorities; today 20 brave Ratcliffe whistleblowers have been sentenced at Nottingham crown court for plotting to draw attention to the truth of the activities of another German entity. This time, replace the tyranny of the Nazis with the tyranny of the energy giant E.ON. Scholl and 20 others stood up and took direct non-violent action. Their crime was the dissemination of leaflets...