Despite “striking” from school on Fridays to protest government inaction on climate change, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was part of a school program that didn’t mandate in-person attendance at all.
This revelation comes in a new documentary by Rebel News, exposing the power brokers and financiers behind Thunberg’s rise.
The documentary Greta Inc. reveals that, despite Thunberg’s calls for other students to join her in striking from class, attendance at her school is not mandatory and she can do her schoolwork while at home or away.
“In August, she initiated a school strike for the climate at Mynttorget outside Parliament House. Now she sits there every Friday, but she no longer educates. The school leaves her there with a customized study program and a textbook,” writes journalist Peter Franke in Swedish, according to a translation from Rebel’s documentary.
The relationship between Thunberg’s rise and Swedish PR guru and CEO Ingmar Rentzhog was also brought into question.
Rentzhog has raised millions for Thunberg’s activism after claiming to have “discovered” her protesting outside of the Swedish parliament.
Thunberg’s fame ballooned shortly after Rentzhog shared images of her protest on social media.
At the height of the climate demonstration, Rentzhog used the teenage activist in promotional materials for his organization We Don’t Have Time, and promised investors that his company would be “extremely profitable.”
During a climate strike in Stockholm, Thunberg was surrounded by a number of private security guards. When questioned by Rebel reporter Keean Bexte the guards refused to answer who was paying for their presence there.
Thunberg has denied that anybody is financing her activities or behind her activism and has even suggested that her parents are paying for her travel expenses including flight tickets and accommodations.
Critics have also pointed out links between Thunberg’s links to climate and political extremists including Antifa.
Photographs of Thunberg, along with her parents show her family donning the far-left extremist group Antifa’s slogans and memorabilia.
During one speech, Thunberg threatened that politicians need to be put “against the wall” for their inaction on climate change.
Thunberg has also spoken to and gathered support from Extinction Rebellion, which was once listed by UK terrorism police as an extremist group.