More civil disobedience in the name of "saving the planet"
SIX Greenpeace activists have climbed the Abbot Point coal terminal in north Queensland to protest Australia's inaction over climate change.
Abbot Point, 25km north of Bowen, is Australia's most northerly coal port, operated by Xstrata Coal subsidiary, Abbot Point Bulk Coal.
Greenpeace said the protest was timed to coincide with this week's Pacific Islands Forum where a regional approach to climate change will be discussed.
Let us hope that when this bunch get to court, the judge will treat them for what they are - criminals. And coincidentally on the same day, we have another bunch of greenies calling for "civil disobedience" in the name of saving the planet:
Organisers of a rally in the Latrobe Valley, calling for civil disobedience, have defended the event.
Environment groups have posted news of a major rally, at the Hazelwood power station next month, on the internet.
Friends of the Earth spokeswoman Louise Morris says organisers have spoken to police about the event.
Or is the usual democratic process too trivial when we are supposed to be tackling climate change? It's a very slippery slope…
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