13 Aug 2007

Climate Camp: Why Direct Action?


Why do I support those who take direct action?

Because time is short and it provides a counter weight to the lobbying of corporations, it is democracy in action.

It is very much part of the Green Party of England and Wales manifesto for a sustainable society:


Strategy

PB501 We do not believe that there is only one way to change society, or that we have all the answers. We seek to be part of a wider green movement that works for these principles through a variety of means. We generally support those who use reasonable and non-violent forms of direct action to further just aims.

PB502 Our beliefs will bring us into conflict with those committed to material affluence, the accumulation of power and the unsustainable exploitation of the Earth. We are always ready to negotiate with those who oppose us, and seek fair settlements that respect their needs for security, self esteem and freedom of choice.

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