“Not guilty” again
Today I was found unanimously not guilty of a conspiracy to cause criminal damage without lawful excuse. Namely, putting paint over the premises of NGOs, trade unions and political parties. I successfully argued with my 11 co-defendants, Burning Pink/Beyond Politics, that these organisations would have given their consent if they had been fully aware of the climate catastrophe.
This is the second time the British state has failed to bamboozle a jury into having me convicted of a crime. Is there a pattern here?
My thanks to Will McCallum, Co-director of Greenpeace for doing the decent thing and coming in to give evidence. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of those in authority at Amnesty, Christian Aid and the Green Party. Now is the moment for movements to enter into a respectful dialogue to address our responsibilities in the light of great radical traditions as we face the ultimate violation of our values. (you can message me)
I have never had the privilege of working with such a gloriously moral bunch of Co-defendants. Thanks, guys.
1 thought on “The Joy of consent”
The next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not disappoint me as much as this particular one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read, nonetheless I truly thought you would probably have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.