Can Just Stop Oil make the case for protest?
Link: Can Just Stop Oil make the case for protest? by Henry Mance. Published Thu 01 Dec 2022.
This is a really good, balanced article on protest, and how we support it when it happens somewhere else.
Obviously, the Starmer response is a complete dullard lock-em-up-for-longer.
Two-thirds of Britons said in a poll that they would support “non-violent direct action to protect the UK’s nature”. But support diminishes in practice. My Twitter feed is filled with users who lionise protesters in Iran and Hong Kong but drip with condescension for climate protesters in Europe. Many people reject the disruption to everyday life. They ask why climate activists don’t instead canvass for the Green party.
Protest is never easy, or popular, when it affects you.
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