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Meet the Millionaires Helping to Pay for Climate Protests

Climate change protesters from Extinction Rebellion snarled traffic in Washington on Monday and again on Friday. You might find yourself asking, “Who helps pays for this activism?”

 

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“Our bet is paying off”: why philanthropists are raising money for climate activists

On Monday, hundreds of climate activists were arrested in Sydney, London, and Amsterdam in the first round of what is expected to be a wave of protests across at least 60 cities in coming weeks. 

 

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Climate activists including Extinction Rebellion to receive £500,000 from US philanthropists

Three wealthy donors – Trevor Neilson, Rory Kennedy and Aileen Getty – have launched the Climate Emergency Fund (CEF) to help support school strikes and activism groups like Extinction Rebellion.

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The Energy 202: Cash, banners and bullhorns: Big philanthropists throw weight behind disruptive climate activists

Groups of climate activists known for their aggressive tactics and raucous protests are getting an unusual assist from some of the biggest names in philanthropy.

 

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Aileen Getty and Rory Kennedy Lead New Climate Fund to Support Activists and Protesters

A marquee group of philanthropists with business and political ties have started the Climate Emergency Fund to provide legal support and other assistance for climate activists who engage in nonviolent protest.

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Introducing the Climate Emergency Fund

This highly decentralized grassroots movement of mothers, fathers, students, academics, business leaders, government officials and others should be welcomed and applauded. They are a desperately needed wake-up call for a society that seems to be sleep-walking toward climate catastrophe. And they need funding.

 

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Expect Disruption As U.S. Millionaires Start Backing Extinction Rebellion Activists

A group of wealthy U.S. philanthropists has raised £500,000 ($638,000) for a British non-violent climate activist group, Extinction Rebellion, with plans to increase that “a hundred times” more.

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Does Extinction Rebellion Have the Solution to the Climate Crisis?

The success of Extinction Rebellion, a British campaign of civil disobedience aimed at addressing the climate crisis, has been something to behold. 

 

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