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“Dynamism and creativity” of the climate movement? “Flourish?!?” Evidence please…

Maybe I am stuck in some parallel universe, because this below does not represent any facts that I saw in the last three (and that’s being generous) years. All I saw was zombie repertoires played out again and again until … Continue reading

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Very random burblings about the birth and death of climate camp, aka “Goodbye to all that”

Attention Conservation Notice: I found some sentences about a November 2010 national Climate Camp meeting I went to the first hour or so of. They’d been sitting in a file on my desktop. I have fleshed ‘em out, and here … Continue reading

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The Smugosphere and the climate movement

Attention Conservation Notice: A far superior essay has been written on this topic (of the gap between our rhetoric and our reality). It appeared in Do or Die Seven, under the title of “Global Warming: No-one Ever is to Blame” … Continue reading

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Just Do Anything to avoid seeing “Just Do It”

The trouble with reviewing films about movements is that if you say the film stinks, people think you are criticising the movement it portrays. So let me be clear at the outset; “Just Do It” stinks, and so did what … Continue reading

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Occupy the Atmosphere (shameful self-promotion alert!!)

Those clever (no sarcasm) and astute people at Rhizome are trying to get a conversation going about what the Occupy folks might learn from the experience(s) of Climate Camp. To this end they’ve asked me to pitch in. The discussion … Continue reading

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The nail that sticks up gets hammered down

Why don’t more people make critical comments in groups? Because they fracking know that there is a price to be paid, even (especially?)if their contributions are very helpful… This from a fascinating article in Ecology and Society called The Evolutionary … Continue reading

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Useless bloody academics

What is it with academics (with a few honorable exceptions, including you, Brian)?  You do the work, they want to study you and that work. You say yes, on condition that they do x (usually provide a transcript of interview/copy of … Continue reading

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