With a tasty, locally-sourced, vegan beer in one hand and a Veggies burger in the other we were entertained by some great performers on the Last Chance Saloon stage, from (to name just a few) Emma (with wonderful versions of Mad World and I’m a better anarchist than you) The Weird String Band (with the weirdest version of Venus in Furs) to Seize the Day who ended their set in front of a marquee-bursting crowd with a call to everyone to join them at Climate Camp.
The huge popularity of the Last Chance Saloon raised vital funds for Climate Camp but also meant that loads of information could be distributed to visitors and many more people have decided to come the Camp to challenge the air travel industry.
Well done and thanks to all who put in so much hard work and commitment to make the Last Chance Saloon such a great success!
As a footnote we should also thank BAA for the extensive promotion of the Camp for Climate Action, via its attempted injunction. It clearly worked as many people who were previously undecided are now making travel arrangements to get to the Camp.
Indeed George Monbiot, writing in yesterday’s Guardian is one of those, although not only as a climate change campaigner; he calls on people to join him at the Camp as a protest against the increasing repression of dissent over the last twenty years of which BAA’s injunction is just the latest example.
See you at the Camp 14th –21 August
Meet at Staines railway station 10 am on 14th where there will be a welcome desk and transport to the camp.