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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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Now we are not six – on reform, revolution, non-hierarchy

To my friends in the various forms of NGO reformism Do you really believe that your postcards and polar-bear costumes are going to slow the acceleration of the boat we are in towards the waterfall to end all waterfalls? No, … Continue reading

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Not-so-happy campers

Hmm, I have come late to this party. A new friend alluded to an article about the UK Climate Camp’s “Spaces for Change” event back in February. You know, the one that culminated with the “we’z not doin another camp … Continue reading

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Metrics for social movements? Pivot on this, Climate Camp…

What could a bunch of eco-anarchists have learnt from venture capitalists? When and how to pivot. Tim Kastelle kindly pointed me to this post which starts; “At a board meeting last week I watched as the young startup CEO delivered … Continue reading

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