Surprise Dennis Bovell doing Wonderful World on a pink yacht in Oxford Circus
What’s funny is that the M11 blockade at Leytonstone, the Newbury Bypass tree camp and Reclaim The Streets are now seen as awesome protest, but they were totally crustie.Suprsied to see some Twitterati I normally like going down the "oh no crusties" route, which is so shallow. To be expected though I guess. Also re. disruption etc. I think some kind of civic disobedience is needed to make the point surely. Well meaning protests that don't upset the applecart seem to have done absolutely nothing to change the big picture.
One concrete demand I'm aware of is making the UK carbon neutral by 2025. Although I don't know if they have any idea how that might be achieved without destroying the economy.I think they'd have allot more impact, and less of a high crusty ratio of supporters, if they chose singular concrete changes, policies, something to latch on to. Go at them one by one. As far as I'm aware it's just "we need something to be done", there's no concrete end goal there, the government needs specific pressures to take specific actions.
Well, that and the vast sums that petrochem firms have spent on disinformation intended to undermine the scientific concensus on pollution and climate change.It's why climate change denial is so pervasive on the right.
I was told that one of the organisers was involved in climate related treaty negotations at quite a high level. Can't remember the name though but I'll try and verify.Absolutely. But I think danger is to assume that substantive change is what the organisation wants, rather than just some vague 'rebellion' to satisfy ego. Apparently one of lead ppl (uk based) was on tv saying that in a few years her children wouldnt have enough to eat because of climate change. Um.