Direct Action

October 27, 2008

We know that direct action is one of the tools we have to force decision makers to get serious on climate change. And young people have historically led this type of action.

So it’s great to hear that young activists around the country are doing stuff like this…

People & Planet groups have been going to RBS and E.On graduate career events, to inform prospective employees what these corporations are really doing on climate change. Over 50 Manchester students staged a flash mob demonstration at their recruitments stalls on Thursday, where they protesting against the banks funding of climate chaos and against E.On’s plans to build a new coal power station at Kingsnorth.

At precisely 1pm, loose coal was dumped on the Royal Bank of Scotland and E-On recruitment stalls. Meanwhile, around 50 demonstrators stripped off their jackets to reveal bright yellow t-shirts with the words, “Leave It In The Ground” emblazoned across their chests.

How are graduates supposed to have any idea of the greenwash these companies are propagating? Just take a look at the E.On stall.

Well done guys!

Full story here.


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