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Dec. 23rd, 2008 | 04:02 am

  • The villagers marched, demonstrated and sent in letters and petitions. Some people tried to stop the company from cutting down trees by standing in the way. Their campaign was entirely peaceful. But RWE npower discovered that it was legally empowered to shut the protests down. Using the Protection from Harrassment Act 1997, it obtained an injunction against the villagers and anyone else who might protest. This forbids them from “coming to, remaining on, trespassing or conducting any demonstrations or protesting or other activities” on land near the lake(2). If anyone breaks this injunction they could spend five years in prison.
  • Pope Benedict has used his Christmas message to declare that saving the world from homosexual behaviour is as important as saving the rainforest from destruction. In a forthright Christmas message to the Catholic Church's governing body, he stressed the importance of marriage between a man and a woman and condemned gay acts as against God's will. 'The Church must defend not only the earth, the water and the air as gifts of creation belonging to everyone, but it must also protect mankind against the destruction of itself,' he said.

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Pope B

from: anonymous
date: Dec. 23rd, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)

Come on, you only have to look at that guy's shoes and the nice boys he has around him! Methinks he doth protest too much.

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from: marnanel
date: Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)

saving the world from homosexual behaviour is as important as saving the rainforest from destruction

is what the news people said he said, but not exactly what he actually said. What he actually said was pretty offensive, but it wasn't quite that. sashajwolf has been pulling his words apart.

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from: anonymous
date: Dec. 24th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)

Can I be protected from harrassment by Gordon Brown and Alasdair Darling by the same act - please.

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he's not fooling anybody

from: saltation_lj
date: Dec. 24th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)

>"fuck the pope"

well... you KNOW he WANTS it. he wears a dress, for fucks sake.

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