In this week's column, I explain why I hope to be arrested today.
If your ancestral lands & home were being destroyed, would you be brave enough to stand up to the destroyers? It's happening now. Others are standing. "Today, I aim to get arrested. It is the only real power climate protesters have" -
Today, I aim to get arrested. It is the only real power climate protesters have | George Monbiot
Today, I aim to get arrested. It is the only real power climate protesters have | George Monbiot
"..the big fossil fuel companies have used political funding, intense lobbying and gross deceptions of the public to overwhelm environmental protections and keep harvesting their massive profits."
George Monbiot: Today, I aim to get arrested. It is the only real power climate protesters have
"Today, I aim to waste police resources that could have been put to use in a community less fortunate than my own"
A kind note to supporters: Getting arrested is a very specific and privileged form of nonviolent direct action. And it is definitely, definitely not the only way to create radical and systemic change.
.: “the big fossil fuel companies have used political funding, intense lobbying and gross deceptions of the public to overwhelm environmental protections and keep harvesting their massive profits.”
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We have only one strength: our vulnerability
As so often, George Monbiot here speaks for me.
On the front lines - ⁦⁩ leveraging his privileges to exercise his moral duty to act on #ClimateEmergency. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
On getting arrested today: "I will be one of many. In the current wave of Extinction Rebellion protests, more than 1,400 people have so far allowed themselves to be arrested" #climatecrisis