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Criminalising Climate Defenders

March 31 @ 09:30 - 16:45 UTC+2

Criminalising Climate Defenders
Criminalising Climate Defenders

When: Friday, 31 March at 9.30am – 4.45pm

Where: The Octagon, Queens Building, Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (view map)


Exceptional police powers being used more frequently against climate protesters. The UK government is expanding those powers to arrest, detail and convict climate protesters. How should academics and activists respond?

This conference will discuss and debate the following topics: peoples’ experiences of policing and incarceration; campaigns of resistance to criminalisation; histories of struggles for justice; and the task of building movements for social justice.

Speakers include:

Tina Rothery, Nanas Against Fracking

Clare Farrell and Sophie Cowen, Extinction Rebellion

Damien Short, School of Advanced Study

lowkey, rapper and activist

Andrea Brock, University of Sussex

Ewa Jasiewicz, Healing Justice London

Connor Woodman, Independent researcher

Adam Elliot Cooper, QMUL

Steven Speed, Journalist

Asad Rehman, War on Want

Sasha Josette, Breathe Community Organising for Climate Justice

Camille Barbagallo, Sunrise Project

More speakers to be confirmed soon.

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Criminalising Climate Defenders


March 31
09:30 - 16:45 UTC+2


The Octagon, Queens Building
Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road
London, Greater London E1 4NS United Kingdom


QM School of Law
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