As is so often the case, the biggest barrier to the required step change for us to reduce our transport emissions is the media. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, they are pushing electric cars as part of the solution to the climate and ecological crises. Electric cars are part of the problem. Globally […]
Author: Caspar Hughes
Exeter based active transport and climate campaigner. Caspar spent most of his life working in the transport industry before founding a cycling sport events company. He has been successfully campaigning with Stop Killing Cyclists and Extinction Rebellion since 2016. Just before covid took our lives over he sold his company to devote more time to campaigning for our continued peaceful existence on our planet. He loves Dartmoor, where he grew up.
There is a rich history of direct action targeting transport in the UK. Transport Action Network (TAN) evolved from the activists that took direct action to help stop the road building programme in the 90s. I am in the process of helping Extinction Rebellion set up Roads Rebellion to help tackle transport issues in the […]
On 5 September last year I was part of the Extinction Rebellion group that blockaded Rupert Murdoch’s printing press. We knew we were going up against a powerful group of men who own the Sun, The Times, the Telegraph and the Daily Mail, all of which are printed at Rupert Murdoch’s printing press in Hertfordshire. […]