Big gap in ecocide law: Prosecute individuals!

Internationally known enviromental lawyer Stephen Donziger won a legal trial against oil company Chevron in 2018.  Chevron was condemned to pay 9.5 billion USD as reparations to 30,000 farmers and indigenous people who suffered enviromental damage and health problems because of oil drilling in Ecuador. As a consequence, Chevron prosecuted Donziger for corruption leading to…

Cross-poster between Mastodon and Twitter

The following services allow (bi-directional) cross-posting between Mastodon (ActivityPub) and other social media platforms, esp Twitter: https://crossposter.masto.donte.com.br (tested and works!) https://moa.party (tested and works!) https://beta.birdsite.live/ https://dlvrit.com https://ifttt.com References [¹] https://medium.com/@__fsnk/crossposting-selected-posts-from-mastodon-to-twitter-via-dlvr-it-23325c7f6286 [²] https://medium.com/@pimterry/sync-your-mastodon-back-to-twitter-3c72f2bc8626

How many people will be killed by uncontrolled global warming?

A recent article [1] which presented  “Extinction Rebellion” in Sweden, claimed that the Roger Hallam’s statement that 6 billion people will die this century was unscientific based on assessments by a various scientists [2]. According to my information, there is no scientific evidence based on complex simulations, however, there are at least two leading climate…

Friedrich Merz propagiert die Interessen des Mega-Investors Blackrock

Der Vorstoß von Friedrich Merz als Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender von Blackrock Deutschland private Altervorsorge einzuführen [1], dh Pensionsgelder in Aktien zu investieren, ist lediglich ein Versuch von Blackrock an die gewaltigen Gelder der staatlichen Pensionskassen zu gelangen. Wie Heike Buchter (2015) [2] in ihrem Buch beschrieben hat, hat Blackrock den gleichen Versuch in den USA (Präsident Clinton)…

Nervendrucktechniken (“Schmerzgriffe”) im Polizeieinsatz bei friedlichen Klimaprotesten

Disclaimer: Ich habe keine juristische Qualifikation. Der folgende Blog stellt eine subjektive Zusammenstellung zum Thema dar, welche in Zukunft auf Grund von Rückmeldungen aktualisiert werden wird. 1. Einleitung Aktivisten, welche sich für Schutz des Klimas und Artenvielfalt einsetzen, werden zunehmend von der Polizei in Deutschland härter behandelt, wobei auch Nervendrucktechniken, sogenannte “Schmerzgriffe”, eingesetzt werden, um…

The cause of climate justice – A universal moral-legal strategy [Draft]

1. Introduction The following text describes a universal moral-legal strategy to enforce climate action via international and national legal systems. Thereby, general  legal principles which can be found across jurisdictions and general moral principles are applied combining conventional (consensus-based) and post-conventional (absolute) moral principles. This text is a synthesis of previous blogs discussing legal means…

Time to leave the nest – Migrating from Twitter to Mastodon

1. Background After the richest man alive Elon Musk [1] bought Twitter on 2022-10-28, the climate for freedom of speech has drastically changed, making Twitter users look for alternative social media, which are not under the control of super-rich individuals. Among the most mentioned alternatives is the federated social media MASTODON, which is based on…

A taxonomy of civil resistance

1. Introduction Climate activism is often based on loosely defined concepts such as “Non-Violent Direct Action” (NVDA), “civil disobedience”, “strikes”, “protests”, and other forms, which may be used with different meanings by different groups, and, therefore, lack conceptual clarity. In the following I try to systematize forms of (climate) activism for system change to provide…

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