We came. We Swooped. We are camping.
We came. We Swooped. We are camping. is the slogan on the bottom of Robin Parr’s ‘climate camp’ blog post. This Bank Holiday weekend there is a climate change protest in London. It’s a very British form of protest. Camping. It’s a protest against capitalism. From their site:
the Climate Exchange is the system’s European stock market – must be exposed for the dangerous global financial game which it is. Carbon trading has not and will not reduce emissions. It simply makes corporations richer and allows governments to put on a charade that they are doing something about climate change.
A blog post on the Guardian cites the ‘Whitechapel Anarchist Group’ as complaining about the event, not because the cause is inappropriate but because the the protesters are inappropriate:
“many of the protesters at the camp are middle class students and graduates who are about as revolutionary as the Scouts“
I love that this form of protesting, camping-out, enables anyone to participate, because everyone should have a voice. With as many as 1 in 6 households in Britian not containing anyone who is ‘working’, there are plenty of people excluded by the capitalist system.