Climate Change, the Coal Business and Civil Disobedience

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Where do you stand on civil disobedience? That hoary question may be taking on new relevance as environmental groups take illegal, but non-violent, measures to highlight what they call the climate crisis.

The latest incident occurred over the weekend in the Netherlands, where Dutch police arrested dozens of Greenpeace activists for trying to stop construction of a new coal plant by the German electricity giant E.ON in Rotterdam.

Many of the arrests at the Maasvlakte station were on trespassing charges, according to news reports. Others in the group attached themselves to equipment and buildings and had to be freed by the police, the reports said.

http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/17/climate-change-the-coal-business-and-civil-disobedience/?scp=3&sq=Campaign%20to%20Stop%20Coal%20Plant%20Pollution&st=cse

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