Author page: Jessica Kleczka

We are losing our right to protest – here’s how you can take action

A group of protesters holds up a banner which reads "Kill the Bill"

In March 2021, a collective outcry amongst environmentalists and human rights advocates echoed across the country after the UK government published its proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) bill. The bill gives police extraordinary powers to crack down on the freedom to protest, criminalises Gypsy and Traveller communities’ way of life and threatens foreign nationals’ residency status. Recently, home secretary Priti…

Stories from the Frontline: The Maasai Eviction in Tanzania

Extractivism, ecocide and the effects of the climate and ecological crisis do not affect the global population equally. As the climate crisis escalates and we move closer to COP26 this November, countries in the Global North continue to offer green washed promises and speculative solutions which allow them to continue business as usual whilst exploiting those who have contributed the least to…

Stories from the Frontline: “The Fight for Life” – The Indigenous Resistance in Brazil

Extractivism, ecocide and the effects of the climate and ecological crisis do not affect the global population equally. As the climate crisis escalates and we move closer to COP26 this November, countries in the Global North continue to offer green washed promises and speculative solutions which allow them to continue business as usual whilst exploiting those who have contributed the least to…

All eyes on G7: Why world leaders will be met with resistance in Cornwall this month

Thousands of activists from over 30 environmental groups are expected to disrupt the G7 summit in Cornwall next week by blocking main roads into the county, obstructing convoys carrying world leaders, and targeting a cruise ship filled with police officers. What’s going on here? From June 11-13, seven leaders of the world’s richest democratic nations will meet in Cornwall to “build back…