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Bill McKibben: Egypt U.N. Climate Summit Must Demand Freedom for Jailed Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah

Democracy Now! speaks with climate author and activist Bill McKibben, who is pushing for the climate movement to demand the release of Egyptian prisoner and human rights activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah ahead of the next U.N. climate conference, which will be hosted in Egypt. McKibben says releasing El-Fattah to the U.K., which has agreed to house him, would be "the easiest of gestures" by Egypt, whose authoritarian leader met Saturday with President Biden. "The spread of authoritarian governments around the world is one of the things that's making it difficult to deal with the existential challenge that climate change [presents]," says McKibben.

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