Being Civil About Your Disobedience

The Slacktiverse

by Storiteller

Content note: Being arrested and potential negative consequences thereof

Writer’s Note: Please feel free to share this post with any activist groups or websites that you think would possibly benefit from it.

Much like the months leading up to the Occupy movement, people are getting fed up with toothless actions and lackluster policy solutions. Instead of banks and an unjust monetary system, the current focus is on the vast impacts of climate change. A number of demonstrators are participating in civil disobedience or direct action (as opposed to indirect actions like lobbying) and many others are stating their support. Even the venerable Sierra Club has gotten in on the action, with the Club’s executive director and president participating with the full backing of the organization for the first time. As someone who’s been involved in the climate movement for quite sometime and has been trained in…

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