Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Direct Action Meeting

Went to a local Green Party meeting yesterday evening to listen to guest speaker Dr Rob Basto, one of the Heathrow 13 and life long climate activist holding three criminal conviction medals. It was brilliant. 

One of the most interesting parts of the presentation was a graph of campaign planning and the relationship between risk and involvement. I've added a bit too it and also added an impact side to the chart (pic above). 

Basically the point is that social and environmental change is a community effort and all different parts of that community are of equal importance. Focused individuals and small groups have the biggest impact on anything but of course they need the backing of the wider community to achieve the bulk number of people, required for democratic changes. The relationship between risk and involvement is inverse but involvement is essential for change. So like I say, basically the point is that all spectrum of social and environmental activism should be planning and forming strategies together. 

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