Intensive is the debate about climate change. The emotions run deep, and clever campaigning riled sections of society to proclaim we got only “12-years left” before we, humanity will be extinct. Hence trying to remain balanced is without doubt a challenge. However, we will try to do so. The long read is about a review on where the NGO movement is heading posing the question if NGOs are a threat to national security? And anyone with reasonable mental facilities should be concerned.
Extinction Rebellion, Mao’s new Youth revolts & Antifa in Syria
Shortly after London came to a massive standstill, the Extinction Rebellion achieved a political victory in getting a support message from, to no one a surprise, the political leftist Jeremy Corbyn declaring a climate emergency, as a political declaration. Interestingly this coming from a guy his ex-wives in an upcoming biography call a “joyless fanatic”, and a firebrand, “slightly unkempt ideologue obsessed with left-wing politics”.
Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace have voiced their support for the Extinction Rebellion environmental protests in London after the tactics used by the protesters were criticized by the public. But it poses the question how far NGOs are permitted to go. Asking activists, the answer a free-for-all is permitted as too much is at stake.
However, despite the political success the concerning rise of criminality in the activist scene has for some time already riled the security community. Activists are routinely violating criminal laws and as this investigation shows unearths some dubious, revolutionary ambitions. A common joke within the activist scene goes like this, “What’s the fastest way to get a criminal record? Join Greenpeace!”
Sadly, the nonchalant attitude towards criminal prosecution is based on the narrative “democratic countries” will not prosecute activists and viewing the criminal act is tolerated. In the case of the Russian Federation this strategy backfired. In fact, most countries are viewing green activists increasingly as part of the problem rather than the solution.
WWF as recently as March 2019 faces serious allegations including torture, murder, abuse of the local population and mistreatment.
The WWF Executive for Malaysia resigned in 2018 citing professional and personal reasons for leaving WWF. In March last year, allegations of sexual harassment complaints being “swept under the carpet” by people in authority at WWF-Malaysia had surfaced. It is unclear if the resignation of the top WWF chief in Malaysia was the result of the scandal. But the case of WWF is not unique, Greenpeace and Oxfam faced a series of sexual assault scandals in the past few years.
But criminal matters are not limited to sexual assaults. For example, the founder of the Extinction Rebellion did not deny causing damage worth £7,000 in an action against Kings College. Currently working on his PhD, yes we guessed it right, on civil disobedience the activist escaped prosecution justifying the damage to benefit social norms. And Greenpeace was convicted of state felony offenses in Ohio while targeting Procter & Gamble. Many in the public space disagree with the activists.