Stand by Greta Thunberg and they will threaten you

A lonesome fifteen-year-old girl carrying the world on her shoulders outside the Swedish parliament. I was there on the first day of “the school strike for the climate” that started exactly a year ago. You all know her name by now and so do powerful people acting in self-interest to control the world order of status quo.

“ I write this story, not because I want, but because we can’t let people who are actively working against a liveable future win. I’d be lying to you if I’d say that I’m not nervous about publishing this article. But it doesn’t matter. Because the climate crisis is a bigger threat to us all. We won’t be scared to silence. We must dare to speak truth to power whomever posses it. Together we will win.” — Ingmar Rentzhog, founder of WeDontHaveTime.org.

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Greta Thunberg on 20th August 2018 08:57

I remember finally walking up to her and talking to her. A shy but polite young girl handed me one of her leaflets. I asked her what her friends made of her striking from school and she told me she didn’t have any friends and no one at school cared, either.

The message on the leaflet was strong and to the point. “We children don’t do what you tell us to do. We do like you do. And since you grown-ups don’t give a damn about my future, I won’t, either. My name is Greta and I’m in ninth grade. And I’m on school strike until election day.” Then followed some scientific facts about climate change.

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“Our challenge, not the children’s”, free pop-up concert for the climate. Everyone is welcome.

“ If you want to listen to the voices of lonely girls, you can start with those who have been group raped by immigrants. It would be a little more dressy, damn hypocrites. Hope you happen to suffer an accident. “

Being personally threatened is an experience no one deserves. The threats escalated into sophisticated hacking attempts. We Don’t Have Have Time social media accounts were subjected to sophisticated hijacking efforts where, among other things, someone pretending to work for Facebook requested administrative status to our Facebook account. In our webmail log, an unknown mobile phone was logged in all of a sudden. We took steps to increase security and block unauthorized access. I also have very strong reasons to believe that my mobile phone and those of my colleagues had been tampered with. The attacks and the social media hate storm escalated and on December 14 I penned an open letter to our supporters.

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The school strike in Stockholm 15 March 2019. Photo: Adam Johansson

Facts about We Don’t Have Time

We Don’t Have Time is a social media network for everyone who wants to be a part of the solution to the climate crisis. If a large enough number of people want change, and if that energy is directed towards those in charge — change comes. But we don’t have time to wait. The social network is operated by the company WeDontHaveTime AB (publ), whose majority shareholder is the WeDontHaveTime Foundation. The Foundation’s principal purpose is to contribute to a reduced climate impact and an ecologically sustainable environment. Our headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
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We Don’t Have Time is a social network for climate action. Together we are the solution to the climate crisis.

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