CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE IS FELT ACROSS HEALTH PROFESSION, AS MEDICS FACE JURY TRIAL FOR BREAKING WINDOWS AT J.P. MORGAN

  Trial of six medical professionals for breaking windows at JP Morgan, ahead of record-breaking heatwave in July 2022, to begin at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 3 June. Following...

Revealed: Conflicts of interest of ‘adviser’ proposing ban on Palestine Action and Just Stop Oil

In the last few days, extracts have been released to the media from the report of the Government’s so-called ‘independent adviser on domestic violence and disruption’, Lord Walney, calling...

Finally 1.5˚C has legal force, following Strasbourg ruling

Hugely significant ruling from the ECtHR yesterday. Finally, the Paris Agreement and the 1.5˚C global temperature limit has been given legally binding effect, in Switzerland, the UK and the...

Court of Appeal rules evidence of climate crisis ‘inadmissible’

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UN: UK’S PERSECUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS UNLAWFUL

The UK is breaching the legally binding obligation under Art. 3(8) of the Aarhus Convention not to penalise or persecute peaceful environmental defenders

JUDGE THREATENS JURY WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES IN CLIMATE TRIAL

1 March 2024 Judge Silas Reid, a Crown Court Judge sitting at Inner London Crown Court (dubbed ‘Judge Dread’ by Private Eye), has warned a jury in an ongoing...

21 Feb, RCJ: Gov aims to end pattern of not guilty jury verdicts

1. On Wednesday, the Government plans to stop juries acquitting the wonderful people taking necessary measures to protect life and to protect us all. Please join us outside the...

The HSBC 9 are acquitted …

… after being permitted to explain to a jury of their peers why they did what they did. https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2023/11/16/jury-finds-women-who-broke-hsbc-windows-not-guilty/

Met arrest young woman for holding a sign. In response, Defend Our Juries announce National Day of Action on 4 December

On Monday, 6 November, the Met arrested Laura Kaarina Korte, a 28 year-old legal support worker, for holding the law on a sign outside court. In response Defend Our...

DR GAIL BRADBROOK REFUSES TO BE SILENCED

On 1 November 2023, Dr Gail Bradbrook, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, was found guilty of criminal damage after the Judge at Isleworth Crown Court: *banned her from explaining...

Young woman arrested for holding a sign with the law on

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Threat To Trial By Jury

Read Byline Times’ brilliant exposure of the sinister state programme to engineer guilty verdicts in jury trials for those taking conscientious action to expose government dishonesty and corporate greed....

Why was Dr Gail Bradbrook’s jury discharged without a verdict?

The answer’s on a blank sign. Press release in full

Citizens declare British courts site of civil resistance

Letter to Judge Edmunds, 21 July “Today we exercise our rights of freedom of expression and assembly not only with signs that uphold the principle the jurors are free...

The Stealth Undermining of Trial by Jury

“The state’s escalating programme of repression has an Achilles Heel. Trial by jury” The Stealth Undermining of Trial by Jury  

Today we unite to uphold the ancient right of jurors to make decisions according to their conscience

Letter to Judge Edmunds

Judge Reid Strikes Back

Judge refers doctors, priest and Olympic Gold medalist to Attorney General over alleged contempt of court In a dramatic escalation of tensions over the role of juries in criminal...

Judge Reid defeated by show of solidarity for retired social worker arrested for holding up a sign

In a historic victory for solidarity and people power, Judge Silas Reid, who has sent people to prison just for uttering the words “climate change” and “fuel poverty” in...

Leading lawyers refuse to prosecute Just Stop Oil

More than 120 leading lawyers have published a “Declaration of Conscience”, refusing to act for new fossil fuel projects or to prosecute members of campaign groups opposing new fossil...

We love you Xavi. Rest in peace.

Just Stop Oil statement on the death of Xavier Gonzalez-Trimmer https://juststopoil.org/2023/02/23/just-stop-oil-statement-on-the-death-of-xavier-gonzalez-trimmer/

European Court of Human Rights rules climate case against British Government inadmissible

In a brief decision, three judges of the European Court of Human Rights, have ruled inadmissible a claim against the British government for failing to take practical and effective...

BRITISH COURTS BAN REFERENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

The British courts have lost the plot. Infuriated by the habit of juries of acquitting climate protestors, a new policy has been adopted in which: The judge bans climate...

Ex-Barrister disbarred for exposing Supreme Court’s Heathrow lie

A disciplinary tribunal on Thursday disbarred Tim Crosland, an ex-barrister who leaked the result of the U.K. Supreme Court’s ruling in support of the expansion of Heathrow Airport, for...

“This is genocide …

… It is only possible because of the complicity of the courts and certain members of the legal profession” Tim Crosland talks to Charlotte Chambers about the gathering movement of lawyers,...

Barrister renounces status over “court’s support for climate genocide”

With the world set to pass the 1.5˚C temperature limit in the Paris Agreement, and as the UK Government, hot on heels of COP27, approves plans for a new...

1.5˚C has gone

… and with it the credibility of the COP process, our duplicitous Governments and the false assumptions they proceed from. What do we do now?

Landmark ruling: Australia violates right to life of Torres Straight Islanders

*LANDMARK DECISION ON CLIMATE* The UN Human Rights Committee rules Australia has violated Torres Straight Islanders fundamental rights through climate change. A minority opinion found a violation of the...

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Leading lawyers warn breach of 1.5˚C threatens end of rule of law

More than 170 leading lawyers have signed an open letter warning: Breach of the 1.5˚C Paris goal threatens mass loss of life and end of rule of law Companies...

Video testimony from Super Typhoon Rai survivor (and Plan B member), Sarah May

One of the members of Plan B, Sarah May, a UK citizen, whose family and boyfriend are in the Philippines, was in the Philippines in December 2021 when it...

We’ve launched our case at the European Court of Human Rights

14 July 2022: While the temperature soars in the UK and around the world, drought threatens famine in Afghanistan and East Africa, and rivals to replace Boris Johnson vie...

US Supreme Court Ruling

Fresh from banning restrictions on firearms, and claiming control over women’s bodies … the US Supreme Court today ruled the US Environment Protection Agency has no right to regulate...

Big Oil confesses: “Democracy and Capitalism not compatible”

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/when-extinction-rebellion-met-big-oil-bp

Definitive report on climate crimes and human rights violations

Want to read an honest application of human rights law to #ClimateBreakdown, grounded in testimony from the frontline? See the wonderful, authoritative report from the Commission on Human Rights...

Tim Crosland files appeal with European Court of Human Rights

Tim Crosland has filed an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg alleging that his conviction for contempt of court before the Supreme Court, arising out...

Plan B urges Nigerian authorities to prepare for floods

A call has been made to the appropriate authorities in Nigeria, all states of the federation and other critical stakeholders to galvanize efforts and clear blocked gutters, service maintenance...

Bar Standards Board launches new investigation into Tim Crosland

The Bar Standards Board has commenced a new investigation into Tim Crosland for diminishing the trust and confidence which the public places in him and for undermining his own integrity....

UK Government to torch Paris Agreement tomorrow

MEDIA ALERT UK Government to torch Paris Agreement tomorrow On Monday, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in launching the new IPCC report, said: “Some government and business leaders...

UN Chief says “political and economic madness to invest in fossil fuels”

Speaking ahead of the launch of the report of IPCC Working Group III, Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General has described it as “a litany of broken climate promises”...

OPINION: Putin is the Frankenstein’s Monster of Neoliberalism

PUTIN IS THE FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER OF NEOLIBERALISM   Only civil resistance now can save our democracy and our planet   All of us know (even J.P. Morgan) that Neoliberalism,...

Divisional Court splits 1-1 over 1.5˚C

Unusually, the Divisional Court has split over Friends of the Earth’s legal challenge to UK Export Finance’s funding for a liquid natural gas project in Mozambique. One judge ruled...

We’re taking Gov to Strasbourg after Court of Appeal denies Paris is relevant to the right to life

Climate activists to take Government to Strasbourg after Court of Appeal denies Paris Agreement is relevant to the right to life The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal...

Plan B responds to Office of Environmental Protection consultation

As Boris Johnson talks of a “climate pass”, which would be a death sentence for young generations and the Global South, the new Office of Environmental Protection (OEP), which...

Russian invasion could speed up renewables transition – or lead to disastrous return to coal

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/04/ukraine-war-european-reappraisal-energy-supplies-coal-renewables

Press release: War and 1.5˚C

“A strategy for de-escalation of the war in Ukraine can and must be integrated with a strategy for the urgent and radical reduction of carbon emissions – starting with...

Gov claims £35K costs against Tim Crosland

Following the appeal hearing in October, the Attorney General, in keeping with the Government’s assault on dissent, is now claiming more than £35K in legal costs against Tim Crosland,...

Appeal filed

It was nice of the court to give us 7 days over Christmas to prepare our appeal! But there’s no hiding from their basic errors of law and today...

High Court rules against Young People

The High Court ruled that the case brought by three young people of the Global Majority and Plan B, which advances the modest proposition that the Government has a...

Supreme Court dismisses Tim Crosland’s appeal

On 20 December, the Supreme Court dismissed Tim’s appeal against conviction and the order that he pay the Government £15,000 in costs. Tim said: “It’s no great surprise that...

Judgement “reserved” by High Court

“Judgement reserved” in the High Court today (ie the judge will take some time to decide whether the case is arguable). Profound truths spoken to the court by Adetola...

Why did the COP process fail? What next?

Despite the determined efforts of many to present COP26 as “important progress”, such claims are no more than propaganda and greenwash. In objective terms, COP26 has ended in absolute...

Brother Elorm Dade, 23, XR and Plan B activist, lost in action in Ghana

We have the solemn duty to report tragic news. Brother Elorm Dade, aged 23, a courageous XR and Plan B activist, has been lost in action in Ghana. There...

“Death Knell” for Heathrow expansion as top shareholder pulls out

Looks like the end for Heathrow expansion, as top shareholder pulls out. Apparently killing our children doesn’t even make a profit. But it was a great idea, UK Government....

Law Society commits to 1.5˚C

Ahead of COP26, the Law Society, the independent professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, has published a critical climate change resolution which: “Resolves to develop plans and...

Tim Crosland files case ahead of Supreme Court appeal

Tim Crosland has filed his Case with the Supreme Court ahead of his appeal, which is due to be heard on 18 October 2021, before 5 Supreme Court Justices:...

Heathrow expansion: UK Government writes to Plan B re “unforeseen change”

In another twist to the long-running legal battle over Heathrow expansion in the time of climate crisis, the Government has today (6 September 2021) written to the climate charity,...

Complicity in mass loss of life? Extinction Rebellion takes on City Lawyers

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/commentary-and-opinion/complicity-in-mass-loss-of-life-extinction-rebellion-takes-on-city-lawyers-/5109642.article

Gov responds to our legal action ahead of COP26

BREAKING: UK Government responds to our legal action by claiming any discriminatory impacts of its climate policies would be “objectively and reasonably justified” But the destruction of our Land,...

Tim Crosland files appeal with Supreme Court

Tim Crosland has filed his Grounds of Appeal with the Supreme Court. His grounds are that: the Supreme Court was wrong to ignore his defence, which was that evidence...

High Court grants us permission to introduce new evidence

We commenced our legal action against the Government on 1 May, highlighting the Government’s failure to take practical and effective measures to meet its climate change commitments, violating our...

LEAKED IPCC REPORT WARNS OF CRUSHING CLIMATE IMPACTS

LEAKED IPCC REPORT “Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas—these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and bound to become painfully...

Supreme Court orders Plan B volunteer to pay Gov £15K costs

Six weeks after his trial for breaching the embargo on the Heathrow judgment, the Supreme Court has ordered Tim Crosland, a full-time volunteer for Plan B, to pay the...

Gov responds to our legal claim

We’ve received the Gov’s response to our legal claim. Gov is denying any legal obligation to safeguard our rights to life and family life from climate breakdown. We’re waiting...

Charity Commission concludes investigation into Plan B

“We are pleased that the Charity Commission has not imposed any sanction on Plan B … It is Plan B’s charitable purpose to uphold the Paris Agreement, which demands...

#WeHaveThePower

Thank you so much to We Have The Power for their generous donation. Together #WeHaveThePower Landmark legal cases by Plan B aim to protect our young people’s future

Crowdunder: #5K4Truth

Today Lola Perrin (ClimateKeys) launched a crowdfunder to pay Tim Crosland’s £5K fine. Please contribute and share if you can: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/tim-croslands-court-fine #WhistleBlower #HonourParisAgreement #NoToHeathrow #5K4Truth

Judge waives punishment for “noble” protestor

The tide is turning. Following the recent acquittal by a jury of the #Shell7, a judge has declined to punish activist Rowan Tilly for obstructing the highway, instead issued...

“Government knew Heathrow expansion would breach 1.5˚C”

“And today everyone is going to hear that the Gov knew Heathrow expansion would breach the Paris limit of 1.5˚C. That is the real story.” Tim has been fined...

Preview of “Airplanes & Icebergs”

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c6IAd_lrT_rWG2MSZOubNGY_E5rpXSEM/view

NOTICE FOR PRESS

NOTICE FOR PRESS The Supreme Court is asking that members of the press wanting to attend Tim Crosland’s trial on Monday, 10 May, contact the court press office in...

YOUNG PEOPLE SUE PRIME MINISTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CLIMATE VIOLATIONS

Today, 1 May 2021, marking two years since Parliament declared a climate emergency, three young people, Adetola Onamade, 24, Marina Tricks, 20 and Jerry Amokwandoh, 22, working with the...

Tim Crosland sends his submissions to the Supreme Court

“If the Court … understood the harm its judgment had caused, it would be more concerned with mitigating that harm than with punishing and repressing the steps taken to...

Tim Crosland applies for his trial to be “genuinely public and open”

The Supreme Court has advised that it proposes to depart from its usual practice of live-streaming its proceedings for the prosecution of Tim Crosland, and that due to Covid...

Supreme Court issues Directions for contempt trial

The Supreme Court has issued Directions for the Government’s application to commit Tim Crosland to prison. The case will be heard by three Supreme Court judges with a time...

International experts hit back at “profound harm” of Supreme Court Heathrow judgement

In an extraordinary intervention, more than 130 leading international experts, including Sir David King, the Government’s former Chief Scientific Adviser, Dr James E. Hansen, the ex-NASA scientists and “godfather...

Plan B responds to Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has started an investigation into Plan B, concerning Tim Crosland’s breach of the Heathrow embargo. Here’s our response: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eHSpMU1RD2qaKu2LuHA-_0cRpvO8Nbg6zXGxKqIw-Og/edit #RightToProtest

Haldane Society offers solidarity with Plan B

The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers has passed a motion in support of Tim Crosland and Plan B, which “Condemns the Tory Government’s reckless stewardship of the environment and...

Framing traps ahead of COP26

In this critical year of COP26, over which the UK Government will preside, nothing is more vital than that the UK media avoids two framing traps, propagated by vested...

Government applies to send Plan B Director to prison

Today, 12 February, the Government launched proceedings to commit Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B to prison, for breaching the Supreme Court’s embargo on the Heathrow Judgement. If convicted...

Court convicts French state for failure to address climate crisis

A Paris court has convicted the French state of failing to address the climate crisis and not keeping its promises to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Massive moment for people...

Gov denies it is responsible for “treasonous betrayal”

Plan B can now publish the Government’s response to our pre-action letter, written together with three young co-claimants, concerning its failure to take practical and effective measures in response...

Gov responds to our letter before action

We’ve received the Gov’s response to our pre-action letter. In summary they’re saying: They’re not doing nothing to tackle the #ClimateEmergency  We have no right to challenge the adequacy...

The choice we all face

People are neither essentially bad nor essentially good, but defined by their choices and actions. As this devastating paper from 17 leading scientists makes clear, each one of us...

Plan B responds to Attorney General

“I consider the Supreme Court’s ruling, which undermines the Paris Agreement and legitimises the dangerous, discredited 2˚C climate target, a direct threat to my children and to all young...

The Attorney General begins her contempt of court investigation

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/investigation-starts-into-barrister-who-broke-sc-ruling-embargo/5106919.article?adredir=1

Contempt of Court

“I am the lawyer who committed contempt of court over Heathrow’s expansion plans – this is why I did it” https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/heathrow-expansion-third-runway-b1775755.html

Supreme Court betrays young and Global South

Today, 16 December, the Supreme Court has betrayed all young people and the Global South, with a treasonous judgement, that overrules the Court of Appeal’s decision that the expansion...

Young People and Plan B launch new Legal Claim

Today, 12 December, the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Plan B together with three young people, and in collaboration with the Stop the Maangamizi campaign, has begun a...

Supreme Court hearing starts Wednesday 7 October

The critical Supreme Court hearing on whether Chris Grayling was right to regard the Paris Agreement as “not relevant” to Heathrow expansion will be heard via video conference next...

Plan B files case for Supreme Court

We’ve now filed our response to Heathrow Airport Limited’s appeal to the Supreme Court.   Boris Johnson claims that “we will ensure that we abide by the judgment and...

Is it time to rebel?

Is Extinction Rebellion exaggerating the risks? Is humanity really facing an “existential threat”? Here are some key sources of evidence: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13iVfUySu3Jn7TVyVtZ4R2sCf44nLO_hjEBjy6bbT8E4/edit?usp=sharing

Government responds to Plan B’s letter before action

The Treasury has defended its decision to ignore the Paris Agreement in its bailouts for polluters such as RyanAir, Easyjet and Rolls Royce, claiming it was under no legal...

THE RIGHT TO LIFE AND REVOLUTION

What are the moral, legal and political consequences of our governments’ abandonment of their climate targets as they double down on the carbon economy, using public funds to bailout...

Irish Supreme Court rules against Government’s climate plan

Another major victory for the burgeoning climate litigation movement, as the Supreme Court of Ireland rules that the Irish Government’s climate change plans are inadequate. Massive congratulations to Climate...

Plan B responds to OGA’s consultation on “Maximising the Economic Recovery” of UK Petroleum

Today, Plan B has responded to the Oil and Gas Authority’s (“OGA”) consultation on “maximising the economic recovery” of UK Petroleum. The OGA’s proposal, which treats as irrelevant the...

Plan B heading for Court over Government’s Covid Recovery Programme

Today, 21 July, the climate litigation charity, Plan B, took a decisive step towards legal action, serving the Government with a Pre-Action Protocol letter over its failure to consider...

Plan B writes Letter before Action over New Deal for Polluters

We’ve just sent Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Michael Gove and Andrew Bailey a letter threatening legal action over their “new deal” for polluters, for which they have no democratic mandate....

CCC advises Government to prepare for apocalypse

CCC advises Government to prepare for apocalypse Today the Committee on Climate Change, the Government’s statutory adviser, published its progress report to Parliament, Reducing UK Emissions. The report advises...

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Supreme Court to review Heathrow Judgment

The Supreme Court has granted Heathrow Airport Ltd and Arora Holdings Ltd permission to appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeal. Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B.Earth, said:...

“The Heathrow decision: a moment of truth”

“In essence, the Court of Appeal’s ruling is a conservative proposition: the government, in developing major infrastructure plans, should take into account its own policy commitment to the Paris...