The story of the Kingsnorth Six/ La storia dei sei di Kingsnorth

(EN) In 2007 six Greenpeace activists climbed the 220mt chimney of Kingsnorth power station to protest at the government’s plans to build a new and bigger coal-fired power station: they were accused of causing £30,000 of criminal damage. In 2008 their defence of  “lawful excuse” was accepted by the jury because they were acting to safeguard property around the world “in immediate need of protection” from the impacts of climate change, caused in part by burning coal. This green adventure inspired a great director like  Nick Broomfield to create a 20 minutes documentary  (download hi res) about it : “Obviously offering your services for a film is not exactly direct action but it’s doing something that is long overdue. People need to feel that they need to be involved themselves directly rather than relying on other people to do it for them. I suppose this was my own little step in that direction.” —————— (IT) Nel 2007 sei attivisti di 

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