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“Climate Camp: saviour of the environmental movement?”

2009

Tom Levitt in The Ecologist

“Hostile police tactics at the Kingsnorth and G20 camps has not put protesters off as climate camp goes global.”

It was a different kind of protest. Instead of turning up at the latest G8 summit or AGM of a multinational and waving the banners of opposition, the protesters chose their own location.

They set up camp in the shadow of a controversial carbon emitter – such as Drax coal-fired power station – living as sustainably as possible before making a high-profile demonstration.

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