Europe’s top radical eco-terrorist groups are plotting a massive “civil disobedience” campaign to trigger a “summer of chaos” by causing disruption across America.
Far-left climate activists are planning to travel from Europe to the United States to launch “headline-grabbing disturbances” and bring “whole cities to a standstill,” according to a new report.
Leaders from Extinction Rebellion (XR) and other European groups known for their large-scale disturbances are rapidly expanding their US-based franchise, Declare Emergency, the Daily Mail is reporting.
The goal is to “create mayhem” on this side of the Atlantic, the report reveals.
A leak from a videoconference reveals that the European leftists have been training activists in the U.S. in preparation.
New recruits are taught how to raise money, boost membership, and record scores of “arrestable” members to spearhead the most aggressive protests and violent riots.
In Europe, those groups have assembled tens of thousands of protestors and brought cities to a standstill.
The protests, which often descend into violent rioting, have caused millions of dollars in losses.
However, it remains unclear if they can replicate that success on this side of the pond as the plan has yet to be deployed.
“What we want to do is create a large-scale civil disobedience campaign on the climate catastrophe in the United States,” Roger Hallam, the co-founder of XR, told the online gathering of a few dozen US-based activists.
Hallam, who co-founded XR’s US-based sister organization Declare Emergency last year, said he had raised $1 million in the past week.
He laid out plans for aggressively recruiting 1,000 members in the coming weeks.
The seasoned activist, speaking from the UK, said his organizational tactics were “not that complicated, have worked in many countries, and we see no reason why they shouldn’t work in the U.S.”
Though small, Declare Emergency, has made headlines in recent months, including when two members smeared paint on the case of a Degas masterpiece at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. in April.
They’ve also blocked roads in the capital and Maryland and rallied outside Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) home in New York City.
Several members have been arrested and fined; the art gallery protestors face jail time.
But to date, the group hasn’t matched the scale of Europe’s climate chaos, notably XR’s week-long series of rallies in London, which closed drown bridges and shuttered much of the city center, causing millions of dollars of losses in 2019.
Members have planted trees in Parliament Square, superglued themselves to the gates of Buckingham Palace and other landmarks, vandalized artworks in major galleries, and shut down runways used by private jets.
Though many people support efforts to tackle global warming, others eschew the tactics of XR and other hard-line outfits, which have shuttered roads, highways, airports, offices, and other public venues.
Hallam insists such a massive disruption is possible in the U.S.
He cited the decades of civil rights protests and the more recent Black Lives Matter-led George Floyd riots in 2020.
Declare Emergency, which wants Democrat President Joe Biden to declare a national “climate crisis” and use his executive powers to sharply cut pollution, coordinates with overseas activists through the so-called A22 Network.
That grouping includes France’s Last Renovation, which temporarily halted last year’s Tour de France cycling race, and Germany’s Last Generation, which has been repeatedly raided by German police in recent weeks as a “criminal organization.”
Another member of the network, Just Stop Oil, famously arranged for two members to throw tomato soup over Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London in October last year.
In the teleconference, Declare Emergency members did not say what protests were being planned, but discussed hunger strikes and highway disruptions, like those staged by Save Old Growth last year around Vancouver, Canada.
Protests would be focussed on Washington and New York City, they said.
Tim Martin, Declare Emergency’s social media organizer, who has been indicted for conspiring to damage the Degas statue at the National Gallery of Art, said he expected more attacks on “federal properties, like the museums.”
“We struck a chord there … so that’s a good thing,” said Martin, 53, of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Though the U.S. activists have made headlines, several members discussed the difficulty of remaining cohesive and complained about getting bogged down by “ideological purity” tests rather than taking action.
Thibaut Cantet, an activist for Last Renovation, speaking from the south of France, said it was vital to launch Europe-style climate protests in the U.S.
Ignoring China, the world’s largest polluter by a very large margin, the activists falsely claimed that the U.S. is the largest producer of “carbon emissions.”
“Nothing’s going to work if it doesn’t happen in the U.S.,” Cantet said.
The activists didn’t mention China during the discussions about the “climate crisis,” nor did they indicate that they are planning protests against the Chinese Communist Party.
In recent weeks, Europe’s climate activists have amassed 60,000 protestors in London and derailed the continent’s largest private jet trade fair by chaining themselves to aircraft to protest against the sector’s “carbon emissions.”
Demonstrators stormed Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in November and blocked private jets from taking off, as others cycled around the runway where jets were parked, disrupting the flow of traffic for wealthy travelers.
United Nations experts say planet-heating gases are making Earth dangerously hot.
In response, the Biden administration and other world governments have set ambitious targets to reduce the risk by switching to clean energy sources over the coming years.
As Slay News reported, the Biden admin has made the agriculture industry a key target of its green agenda.
Biden’s “climate czar” John Kerry recently declared that farmers must slash food production in order to meet the administration’s radical climate goals.
Kerry is calling for farmers to stop growing food in order to meet the administration’s radical “net zero” goals for lowering “emissions.”
During the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) AIM for Climate Summit, Kerry told the audience that “we can’t get to net zero, we won’t get this job done, unless agriculture is front and center as part of the solution.”
Kerry warned attendees that his and other world leaders’ “lives depend” on farmers ceasing their operations.
Stopping farmers from growing food will lower agriculture “emissions,” Kerry insists.
He continued by noting that he does not even call it climate change anymore.
“It’s not change; it’s a crisis,” he declared.
“Mitigating methane is the fastest way to reduce warming in the short term,” Kerry claimed as he took aim at livestock farmers.
Kerry, a multibillionaire, argued that the world’s population must slash meat consumption to “save the planet.”