Speakers were George Monbiot - author and journalist, John Sauven - Director of Greenpeace UK, Sophie from the Camp for Climate Action and Phil Thornhill - National Coordinator of Campaign against Climate Change.
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The editor obviously has a bit of a thing about Monbiot (each to their own :-) and this has led to a set of clips that misrepresent the meeting.
In particular, Sophie Cooke, on behalf of the climate camp, talked for quite a while on the importance and potential effectiveness of direct action, the social justice aspects of climate change (globally, the rich caused the problem and the poor are the first already suffering its effects), and the need for radical social change to deal with the causes. A lot more relevant than Monbiot's fantasy techno-solutions. She got a great reception.
But here Sophie gets one tiny clip taken out of context so it seems to say that direct action can be left to experts - the opposite of the thrust of her talk that argued direct action can and needs to be a mass movement. Was there a bias in the filming here?
Or has she just been edited out because she was the only woman on stage putting a point of view?
I'd just checked out the video thought I'd have rather been cut out completely than just that small comment, in direct response to Phil saying that people marching on the streets should be supporting direct action, acknowledging that there will be a few out there not able to take some kinda of action and that they can support & and be part of direct action in a number of ways..
But way more exciting is that it seems every time I log on to indys around the world someone seem to be shutting down power stations or blockading coal ports.. now that's far more interesting news than what a bunch of us said in a room in London last week...
the Speaker from Climate Camp