Daily Archives: August 26, 2009

Climate Change stories and videos so far

Protestors referencing Wat Tyler from their YouTube channel

Guardian Youtube clip

BBC News
Great picture gallery

Sky News

Brockley Central:
Green Blackheath? Climate Camp protestors set up base on the common

Climate Camp comes to Blackheath

Green Ladywell:
Climate Camp comes to Lewisham!

The Guardian:
Climate Camp hits London: live

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Climate Change Blackheath-Local and Global

Blackheath Climate Change - The World is not For Sale sign by SallyB2
Once again, we find that there’s no such thing as local. Or at least, that local issues nearly always have wider resonances, sometimes across a city. or across the globe. Nothing scares a government more than people getting off their backsides, out of their little, warm, uninsulated houses, and outside with banners, slogans, and ideas. As Bill Hicks said “Go back to bed, you are free to do as we tell you”.

Amazingly, they haven’t gone to bed! Here they are in Blackheath. Politics happening directly outside on our high street, and it couldn’t be on a lovelier patch of grass in London.

So, whoever you vote for next time, take a look at what shade of green they really are. If it’s a greyish, airport building buzzword spouting strangely greyish-green, you might want to rethink.

The earth can’t take it forever. There’s an enormous summit at Copenhagen in December, where all the world’s governments are supposed to rattle out a solution to slow climate change.

Write to your MP and tell them that you want serious reductions in carbon emissions, not more aeroplanes over Blackheath. And go and see the people up on the heath. They’re friendly, tidy, and interesting.

Photo by Flickr user SallyB2

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Come and get your photo taken on Blackheath

Climate Change Protestors on Blackheath by darryl1974
Great Photo by @Darryl1974 of 853blog.
Guardian article Blackheath revealed as Climate Camp location.

Today police said that everyone attending the protest would be photographed for their records.

Also in the Independent: Climate camp protesters head for London’s Blackheath

And Auntie: Activists gather at climate camp

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Climate Camp coming to Blackheath?

Climate Change march from 2007 by flickr user Andrew*
Looks like the Climate Camp is coming our way – or so their twitter feed suggests?

Just had short break http://twitpic.com/fbp6p #shellswoop just heard we’re going to blackheath

Climate Change march from 2007 by flickr user Andrew*

UPDATE: More here: http://www.spoonfed.co.uk/spooners/spoonfed-team-2630/climate-camp-swoops-on-south-east-london-1365/


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