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adroit

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Oct 2019

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    It’s a weird strategy. It’s almost as if the police want this to succeed. Do they think we’ll all go home now?
    It’s just going to lead to more disruptive actions, more people for the police to deal with and ultimately success for XR.

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    And fruit and chilli and hazelnuts

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    If you are deep within a small group of environmental activists who are living on porridge and lentils and wearing hemp clothing and you wash your breakfast bowl under a running tap instead of washing all the utensils in a bowl at the same time (when there’s a pile that needs washing) and all that hot water is running down the plug you arouse suspicion to put it mildly

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    There was a South American drumming troupe around who were pretty authentic/ ethnic. There are other drummers, the Samba band, which is a group as diverse as the rebels themselves and anyone can join any day. As you may notice they don’t have to have any experience!
    There may have been more drummers though.
    The vocal output does leave a bit to be desired I agree.

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    It actually transpired he wasn't really a rebel at all. We were based in a building and we got "infiltrated"
    This was the first clue and we got busted soon after he left. His lack of awareness should have rung alarm bells.
    They just confiscated tons of stuff we were planning to use, on the grounds it was likely to be used to cause a public nuisance.
    It's a bit of a pain as the cops will just bin it, straight to landfill probably. I can't see them sorting it for recycling.

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    Another aspect of XR is the coming together of people, sharing knowledge and skills and making useful connections. I've been "working" with people who've travelled from all over the place to carry out a particular action.
    I now know 30 or more people I didn't know on Sunday. That is repeated and spread across thousands of people and is possibly as powerful as any of the actions themselves.
    Rather hilariously we've been playing cat and mouse with the cops, we've had proper cloak and dagger pursuits and lost them in underground stations and stuff.
    It's been mostly unsuccessful, as almost none of what we had planned has been pulled off, but that's actually brought us all closer, given us a lot of laughs and all of us are still free and still conniving cause more disruption.
    What you see is a fraction of what is going on behind the scenes. The motivation for all of it though is what other option do we have?
    Join an affinity group, get stuck in. The system will be changed this way. It is probably too late, but at least people are trying.

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    I've been in the thick of it since Sunday, and we have some young people with us who're really concerned about the future.
    What has surprised me is how little they know.
    One bright young man was washing his porridge bowl under a running hot tap, he was soon put straight. His involvement in the action I'm a part of has been a huge learning curve for him and many others.
    The lack of education isn't his fault, it is another systematic fault. He's been well educated in many things but minimising his use of resources isn't one of them.

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    They are not the ones going to save the planet. The planet will be fine.
    They are the ones making sure that there are structures in place to make sure the human race is saved.

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