Dispatches from Copenhagen II: Being a Protest Medic

January 25, 2010

in Extracts

I’ve just got an article published about my experiences in Copenhagen in The Mule. Here’s an excerpt:

Despite failure at the Summit to reach any meaningful agreement, there were positives to be drawn from Copehagen. The mass convergence of social movements from across the globe showed that there are people who won’t just wait for our leaders to hammer out ineffective solutions, but who are putting forward those solutions themselves and refusing to be silenced.

I went with Climate Camp with the international network Climate Justice Action. Our plan was to use direct action to disrupt the COP-15: to invade the Bella Centre where talks were being held and to establish a “People’s Assembly” at the Reclaim Power demonstration on the 16th December. The aim was to show political and corporate elites that power is vested in the masses and that change cannot be dictated top-down.

View the rest of the article here.

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