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Howzit Donating Member (918 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:29 AM
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Climate protester tries to glue himself to Prime Minister Gordon Brown
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080722/wl_uk_afp/britainp...

"LONDON (AFP) - A climate change protester unsuccessfully tried to superglue himself to Prime Minister Gordon Brown at an event in the leader's residence, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

Dan Glass, a 24-year-old member of Plane Stupid, which campaigns against airport expansion, tried to attach himself to Brown's suit as he was about to shake hands with the premier at his Downing Street residence.

Glass, who had been invited to the event held to recognise the British voluntary sector, asked Brown why the government was ignoring public objections to the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport.

Glass assured the prime minister he was carrying out a "non-violent protest" and told Brown that "we cannot shake away climate change like you can just shake away my arm." "We can beat climate change, but this is not going to happen by planning the world's largest international airport at Heathrow," he added."


If fuel prices keep going up, the demand for flying will go down and there will be no need for airport expansion.


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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:37 AM
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1. A Plane Stupid activist?
I'm getting a vision of the coyote putting Acme glue on a road, hoping the roadrunner will come by and get stuck to it.
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