How are we going to solve climate change?
Who’s right, the techno-optimists or the doomsday preppers? Neither, and all we must tread the ‘tightrope’ between them as we seek to ‘emerge’ through this predicament.
How culture can help us win the climate war, p.1
The veteran activist discusses the need for bridge building across disagreement, accepting hypocrisy and wielding our creative power.
Building Imagination Infrastructure to Shape Better Futures
‘An afternoon of talks and conversations exploring how we define, grow and resource Imagination Infrastructuring, and the importance of collective imagination.’
It’s Bloody Complicated: How To Stop Fascism
Accompanying his book with the same title. His guidance suggests a similar approach to what we describe as seeking the symphony from the cacophony: only by coming together and acting now can we counter this threat.
Peaceful protest is under threat from the new policing bill
As Cop26 made clear, the climate fight is also inseparable from wider calls for justice – and the voices of peaceful protesters can’t afford to be silenced.
Priti Patel has quietly been stuffing even more punitive anti-protest powers into the policing bill
‘It is, without hyperbole or caveat, a piece of law which would sit more easily in a dictatorship than a democracy. You’d expect to see it in Belarus. But instead we’re seeing it here, under a home secretary who is now so authoritarian she poses an existential threat to British liberty.’
The UK’s policing bill will make climate activism almost illegal – just when it’s most needed
Another take, touching on this history of similar clampdowns in the other countries. ‘These are desperate times. Disrupting business as usual – and supporting those doing so – is our only hope.’
England and Wales’s Police Bill threatens anyone with a cause they believe in
Another good summary of the implications of the bill and its amendments: ‘This is a concerted effort to shut down dissent and make the government untouchable.’
This bill is not about law and order, it’s about state control
‘The clauses in this bill about noise, inconvenience and annoyance betray what it is really trying to do: keep those pesky protesters away from the places they will have the most impact.’
The PCSC Bill is a “1984-style power-grab”
The perspective of a retired senior police officer, an expert on police use of force, racial profiling and stop and search and current Senior Program Officer at Open Society Foundations.
From bad to worse: Gov’s amendments to the dangerous and discriminatory policing bill
A detailed breakdown of the amendments, building on their breakdown of the initial bill. See their full briefing here.
Jailed for 51 weeks for protesting? Britain is becoming a police state by stealth
‘Governments are making the greatest mistake in human history – driving us towards systemic environmental collapse – and Boris Johnson’s administration is seeking to ensure that there is nothing we can do to stop it.’ Latest view here.