Many readers will remember Carola Rackete, the captain of the migrant-ferry vessel Sea-Watch 3. A few months ago Ms. Rackete and her boatload of “refugees” attempted to run the Italian blockade at Lampedusa, ramming a police patrol boat in the process. Matteo Salvini was the interior minister at the time, so she was arrested and her vessel was impounded. However, a judge later ordered the release of both — Mr. Salvini, like Donald Trump, was frequently thwarted by the actions of the judiciary.
Since then Ms. Rackete has moved on. She is now gung-ho to save the climate, and plans to help Extinction Rebellion shut down Germany and Europe in order to implement measures against climate change. Via blockades, I might add. Blockades are evil when they keep out migrants, but good when they save the climate.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||To bring about changes we want within the government, signing petitions isn’t enough.|
|00:06||Participation in demonstrations isn’t enough. We need protests that really cause|
|00:12||discomfort for the government. That would be the economy.|
|00:17||If we want to achieve something we need to be efficient. This means that|
|00:22||Extinction Rebellion will set up blockades where it will hurt the most.|
|00:27||That means large cities, because that’s where those working in the government are.|
|00:32||As well as the large media companies and the elites. The strikes will be long-term.|
|00:38||We are planning major events in Germany, and in neighbouring countries|
|00:44||beginning October 7 in Berlin. We have definitive plans|
|00:50||for a blockade that will last one week in Berlin.