"To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing." - Raymond Williams

Climate Camp 2009 needs you

by Shaun Chamberlin on June 29th, 2009

Dark Optimism Police

This year’s Climate Camp will run from Thurs 27th August to Weds 2nd Sept, at an as yet undeclared location in or around London (inside the M25).

This year the camp will not be culminating in a ‘direct action’, but will instead be focusing on movement-building and skill-sharing. I’m helping to organise the workshop programme, and would encourage all Dark Optimism readers to consider offering a talk/workshop/debate, by following this link. The deadline has now been extended, but if you’re interested then the sooner you can submit details the better.

The camp’s location in London is designed to highlight the links between the economy and the climate crisis, so workshops in this area are particularly welcome, but any relevant themes or issues will be warmly received. I’ll be discussing the relationship between the Transition movement and direct action. Anyone can apply, workshops can be delivered by individuals or groups, and you don’t have to be an expert to give a workshop.

Throbgoblins - Solutions

Alternatively, if there is a workshop you would really like to see take place at this year’s Camp, but you don’t want to run it yourself, then please email us via workshops@climatecamp.org.uk with ‘workshop suggestion’ in the subject line. If you can suggest a suitable person or group to do the workshop, then even better.

If you are not based in England, Climate Camps will also be taking place this summer in Scotland (3rd – 10th August), Wales (13th – 16th August) and around the world.

ps If you too would like to make your own versions of those rather troubling police posters around – “you have the right not to remain silent”, “don’t understand your neighbour’s rubbish? tell the police” etc – James Holden has made it wonderfully easy!

I’d also be interested to know how widespread these red posters are – is it just a London thing, or are they right across Britain?

Genuine police poster

  1.  Carroll B. Merriman says:
    6 May, 2010 at 11:00 am

    The RSS feed don’t work in my browser (google chrome) how can I sort it?

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