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18-04-2019, 19:41   #1
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Extinction Rebellion Ireland

So what's the general opinion on here about the protest that is due to happen at 1 PM tomorrow will you be out supporting the protesters for Extinction Rebellion Ireland?

https://www.newstalk.com/news/extinc...-dublin-849302

Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the protest tomorrow, but I fully support the people protesting and the message that governments, especially ours needs to do more to combat global warming. I'd love for the country to implement new green policies such as reforestation of large areas of the countryside with traditional Irish broadleaf trees rather than the current commercial crap that we have at the moment. I'd also like to see a right to roam type law implemented, which would give walkers and outdoor enthusiasts better access to the countryside and encourage eco-tourism rather than the current unsustainable model that we have at the moment.

If you had the power to implement any environmental policies. What would you do?
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18-04-2019, 19:43   #2
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Who do we get to vote out? Any Immunity Idols?

Edit: Ah why did you edit your title? It worked better as "Extinction island!"

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Their aggressive tactics undermine the cause, peaceful protest is far more effective.



...they are peaceful protests...annoying ones if you get caught in the traffic but peaceful nonetheless.
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18-04-2019, 19:51   #6
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Their aggressive tactics undermine the cause, peaceful protest is far more effective.
Here is a quote from their official Facebook page

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PLEASE READ - We hope you are all looking forward to tomorrows event 😃🌍 Some quick tips 👇

1. We are a strictly non-violent network. If you see anyone breaking this rule please inform one of our stewards.
2. Please bring your own homemade banners and signs which are so creative! (rather than ones from political parties)
3. Please bring drums, horns and cow bells (and whatever else) to make as much noise as possible!
4. Please be respectful to the Garda. They are not the focus of this protest, the government is.
5. Bring sunscreen (ironically it's going to be a scorcher)

Peaceful civil disobedience is part of our strategy. If the Garda ask us to end the protest anyone who does not want to risk being arrested should leave the area immediately and safely.

We’d only recommend putting yourself in a position to be arrested if you are comfortable with taking that step and have completed non-violent direct action training.
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18-04-2019, 19:55   #8
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They'll get a grand day for it anyways.
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18-04-2019, 19:58   #9
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Extinction protests went out with the dinosaur's.
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18-04-2019, 20:10   #10
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What is it they want?
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18-04-2019, 20:11   #11
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What is it they want?
You know like, stuff and things?
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Not to become extinct. Too bad because its on the cards one way or the other.
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So what's the general opinion on here about the protest that is due to happen at 1 PM tomorrow will you be out supporting the protesters for Extinction Rebellion Ireland?

https://www.newstalk.com/news/extinc...-dublin-849302

Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the protest tomorrow, but I fully support the people protesting and the message that governments, especially ours needs to do more to combat global warming. I'd love for the country to implement new green policies such as reforestation of large areas of the countryside with traditional Irish broadleaf trees rather than the current commercial crap that we have at the moment. I'd also like to see a right to roam type law implemented, which would give walkers and outdoor enthusiasts better access to the countryside and encourage eco-tourism rather than the current unsustainable model that we have at the moment.

If you had the power to implement any environmental policies. What would you do?
Won't work. A farm support a family, and families support rural communities.

Planting trees on farms mean the land is planted by outside contractors and ignored for 20 years, bar the odd pruning by outside contractors. Farming families are on the land every day spending money locally and supporting the community.


How about they level all the housing estates and plant trees there instead?


Eventually the sun will burn out and the human race will be extinct. Human induced global warming merely shortens the road to extinction. May as well enjoy it while we can.
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Go out and protest to give governments the green light to take more money out of your pockets

Well done
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18-04-2019, 20:17   #15
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Look it, if protesting didn't work for the dinosaurs, it's not going to work for us.
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