An open letter to Blackheath Residents just appeared on the Another Green World blog page. Not sure if it is official (or even if there is such a thing as “official” at the camp!), anyway, looks interesting:
Letter to Blackheath residents from Climate Camp
August 27, 2009
This letter is from the Camp for Climate Action. The camp is setting up on Blackheath from 26 August to 2 September. This letter is just to explain a little about the camp, and to invite you to come along and visit.
The Camp for Climate Action is a diverse bunch of people who want to see more action about climate change.
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The Daily Mail comes to the Blackheath climate camp protest, bringing a whiff of lifestyle, despair and misery.
Apparently it’s not a protest, it’s a load of middle class children, who will never be political and are a bunch of hypocrites for even attempting such a protest. Every time I read one of these Mail articles (and feel guilty for clicking on their links) it reminds me how much they seem to hate their own readers. It is as though they are saying “You can’t change anything, so don’t even try. You’ve lost already so go home and do as we tell you”. It delights in asking “Where are all the battle-hardened anarchists with smelly dreadlocks, boasting tales of police brutality?”
Have a little read of this, if you haven’t read about how the Mail behaved in the 30’s. It is fascinating. Yes it was a long time ago, but there’s still a strange odour lingering over articles like this one, even now – it’s just that these days the language has softened slightly, and been replaced with talk of brands and lifestyle choices.