Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Climate Rush = Awesome

Yesterday it was 100 years to the day after the suffragettes rushed parliament and demanded universal suffrage. Yesterday a woman dominated group of protesters gathered to hear women speakers from the Green Party and the Women's Institute among others, before attempting to rush parliament.

There where several novel aspects to this event. It wasn't either a simple protest or a purely direct action event. There was a definite predominance of women and a significant presence of children. It was certainly the first time that many people there have taken part in any sort of confrontation with police and many feel that it was an inspirational event that will help to build up the direct action movement against coal, aviation and all the other government sanctioned projects that are destroying peoples lives.

It was awesome to have a speaker from the Women's Institute, and so many women and children at the doors of parliament. There is a potential with this kind of grouping that just doesn't exist with a typical protest crowd. And i don't think these people are going away anytime soon.

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At 7:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great footage of action ,best of luck with protest but i do not think that the government are serious in taking any real action on big business`s how fly everywere for a 2 hour meeting


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