Monday, September 15, 2008

Greenpeace activists acquitted in Britain

Interesting story about the acquittal of 6 Greenpeace activists in Britain, arrested for damaging a coal plant in order to prevent a greater crime - global warming.

Greenpeace Kingsnorth trial collapse is embarrassing for Gordon Brown

Six activists admitted trying to shut down the station and painting "Gordon" down the chimney in a protest at EON's plans to build an even bigger coal-fired station next door...

But a jury of nine bought the activists' argument, supported in person by James Hansen, the US climate scientist and director of Nasa, that Greenpeace were legally justified because they were trying to prevent climate change causing greater damage to property around the world.

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