In vele landen heeft de milieubeweging zich ontwikkeld tot deel van de gevestigde orde, bij wie de gezagsdragers van overheid en bedrijfsleven graag een groen voetje halen. In Canada en India is de liefde echter aan het bekoelen.
Onder de titel, ‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say’, schrijft Shawn McCarthy in de Canadese ‘Globe and Mail’:
The RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] has labelled the “anti-petroleum” movement as a growing and violent threat to Canada’s security, raising fears among environmentalists that they face increased surveillance, and possibly worse, under the Harper government’s new terrorism legislation.
In highly charged language that reflects the government’s hostility toward environmental activists, an RCMP intelligence assessment warns that foreign-funded groups are bent on blocking oil sands expansion and pipeline construction, and that the extremists in the movement are willing to resort to violence. …
“There is a growing, highly organized and well–financed anti-Canada petroleum movement that consists of peaceful activists, militants and violent extremists who are opposed to society’s reliance on fossil fuels,” concludes the report which is stamped “protected/Canadian eyes only” and is dated Jan. 24, 2014. The report was obtained by Greenpeace.
“If violent environmental extremists engage in unlawful activity, it jeopardizes the health and safety of its participants, the general public and the natural environment.”
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Ook in India wenst de regering niet dat de milieubeweging de voortgang van energieprojecten voor de bevolking saboteert.
Onder de titel, ‘Greenpeace Activists Banned from Entering India’, rapporteerde ‘The New Indian Express’:
NEW DELHI: The Centre has so far banned 13 foreign activists of Greenpeace International from entering India including nine from the UK, three from the USA and an Australian national.
These activists have been blacklisted as their activities were found to be in violation of visa rules and they were found to be training, motivating and organising Greenpeace India’s activists to create field level protests near thermal plant and coal mine locations, apart from other activities that would damage India’s energy security interests, Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has told the Delhi High Court.
The MHA on the basis of intelligence inputs has suggested that Greenpeace UK office has a keen interest in promoting the growth of Greenpeace India’s ground level protests. Home Ministry has also raised suspicion over the funding pattern of Greenpeace International.
According to the MHA, it had been noted the Netherland–headquartered Greenpeace International was focussing on India’s energy plants in the couple of years. This was believed to be at the behest of foreign interests inimical to the overall national interests of India. …
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Tja, er zijn grenzen.
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