Picket Against Climate Change
Today a picket promoting the climaction protest next saturday was held on the corner of k rd and ponsonby road. Leaflets were handed out to motorists waiting at the light and to passers by. A one news crew turned up and filmed the action. Chants used included "system change not climate change" "hey helen listen up, kyoto it aint enough" and "while cars are driving tides are rising" Hopefully this will be start of an escalating campaign of direct action against climate change.
I have been unimpressed with the open opposition to direct action shown by many members of the climaction coalition and the wisdom of openly organising direct action in large groups. Im particularly concerned around strategy on the day with several press releases ensuring a high police presence. The success or failure of the action next saturday will really show whether the organising structure is effective or not.