Matt Lamb – Associate Editor
Wrote a book called ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline,’ praises Black Lives Matter violence
A Swedish professor recently joined a New Yorker podcast with David Remnick to explain why he thinks climate activists need to embrace “sabotage” to achieve their goals.
“I am recommending that the movement continues with mass action, civil disobedience, but also opens up for property destruction,” Andreas Malm (right), an ecology lecturer at Lund University, said on the podcast. While he still supports strikes and occupations, “so little has changed, and so many investments are still being poured into new fossil fuel projects.”
“So I am in favor of destroying machines, property, not harming people,” Malm continued, “that’s very important distinction there, and I think property can be destroyed in all manners of ways or it can be neutralized in a very gentle fashion, as when we [deflated SUVs in 2007] or in a more spectacular fashion as…