World Earth Day 2022: XR blocks printing plant for major US paper




<p>An activist from Extinction Rebellion takes part in an Earth Day demonstration blockading the gate of the New York Times Distribution print facility</p>
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An activist from Extinction Rebellion takes part in an Earth Day demonstration blockading the gate of the New York Times Distribution print facility

(REUTERS)

Extinction Rebellion have said their activists carried out a blockade at a printing works for major US newspapers on Earth Day, a global event to celebrate and mobilize in support of protecting the environment.

The climate action group targeted a plant used by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal in the early hours of the morning.

Meanwhile other protests are planned around the world on Earth Day, including ones against Russian fossil fuels in Europe.

Many other events are being held across the globe to celebrate the 52nd annual event for the environment, including other environmental protests, talks, film screenings and local litter picking events.

Earth Day 2022 has a theme of “Invest in our Planet” with a focus on encouraging individuals, businesses and world leaders to invest and switch to greener technologies and practices.

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Images from XR protest at US newspaper printing plant

Heading back to the US, here are some pictures from the Extinction Rebellion blockade at the US newspaper printing facility:

Activists from Extinction Rebellion take part in an Earth Day demonstration blockading the gate of The New York Times Distribution print facility

(REUTERS)

An activist from Extinction Rebellion takes part in an Earth Day demonstration blockading the gate of the New York Times Distribution print facility

(REUTERS)

Zoe Tidmann22 April 2022 09:47

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Seminal moments in the climate movement over the past 52 years

Today marks the 52nd time Earth Day has been celebrated across the globe.

Many key moments in the environmental movement have happened in this time, including historic agreements and waves of people joining the campaign against the climate crisis.

myself and Louise Boyleour senior climate correspondent in New York, have taken a look at them for Earth Day:

Zoe Tidmann22 April 2022 09:00

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XR ‘blocks printing plants’ for US newspapers

Over in the US, Extinction Rebellion have brought in Earth Day 2022 with protests.

The group says it has disrupted the printing plants for major newspapers in protest against climate coverage:

Zoe Tidmann22 April 2022 08:52

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South Korea activists protest with plastic waste

But before this kicks off in Europe, let’s go to the other side of the world where protests have already been happening.

This Earth Day, environmental activists in Seoul in South Korea have lay down on the floor with plastic bags over their heads in a demonstration against the climate crisis.

South Korean environmental activists lie on the ground with plastic waste during a campaign marking Earth Day against climate change

(AFP via Getty Images)

South Korean environmental activists lie on the ground with plastic waste during a campaign marking Earth Day at a park along the Han River in Seoul

(AFP via Getty Images)

Zoe Tidmann22 April 2022 08:36

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Climate activists to protest against Russian fossil fuels

Climate activists are set to protest outside Germany government and embassy buildings across Europe on Earth Day 2022 as they call for stronger action against Russian fossil fuels.

Activists in Berlin, Warsaw, Brussels and elsewhere are expected to hand out red-stained roubles to symbolize blood covering a currency they say is fueling both climate change and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Germany is one of the EU countries opposed to an embargo on Russian oil and gas for fear of damage to their economies.

Watch this space for pictures and details of the protests later today.

Zoe Tidmann22 April 2022 08:24

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What is Earth Day?

Before Earth Day 2022 properly kicks off, let’s quickly remind ourselves of what the yearly event is.

In short, it is a day that every year offers people around the world a chance to focus on the planet and the challenges facing it.

Ethan Freemanour climate reporter in New York, explains in full:

Zoe Tidmann22 April 2022 08:10

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Good morning and welcome to our live coverage as the world marks Earth Day 2022.

Zoe Tidmann22 April 2022 08:06


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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