FULL SPECTRUM POLITICS
Above Returning from leafleting ahead of the UK Local Elections; I take the view that what has not been tried is mass participation across the spectrum – direct action, demonstrations, industrial action and school strikes, letters, and electoral politics.
Above The Metropolitan Police made over 1,000 arrests during the International Rebellion of Extinction Rebellion, including my own, captured here; like the school strikes, these (ongoing) events are extraordinary, and have had, it seems, an immediate effect inside the Palace of Westminster (at least on the Opposition Benches), on media coverage, and on the wider public
Above The International Rebellion begins; closed to traffic, except pedestrians and bicycles, Waterloo Bridge is awash with the colour and life of activists from across south west England London, England, UK 15 April 2019
Above The third Youth Strike 4 Climate in Bath, England, UK 12 April 2019, in part organised by the newly formed Bath Youth Climate Alliance
Above One of the weekly Friday and Saturday lunchtime protests outside the Guildhall, High Street, Bath, England, UK Late March 2019
Above The second Youth Strike 4 Climate in Bath, England, UK 15th March 2019
Above A demonstration by Extinction Rebellion Bath outside the Guildhall, on the High Street, following a march through the city centre in mid-March 2019
Above and Below Two Friday lunchtime demonstrations outside the Guildhall, High Street, Bath, England, UK in early March 2019; note the Fridays For Future placard, the global school strike movement started by the remarkable Greta Thunberg, and Extinction Rebellion symbol, the identifier of what has also quickly become a leading global social movement addressing the emergency situation
Above The first Youth Strike 4 Climate in Bath, England, UK in mid-February 2019; the UK experienced record high temperatures (for the month of February) in 2019, with a daily maximum of about 20 degrees Celsius
Above A rare spell of wintry weather at the Guildhall, High Street, Bath, England, UK February 2019
Above The first Saturday protest, on 11 January 2019, following a decision at Extinction Rebellion Bath to institute Friday and Saturday lunchtime protests outside the Guildhall for all concerned institutions and individuals, ahead of the scheduled debate by Bath and North East Somerset Council, a principal authority, on a motion to declare a climate emergency
Above My effort to draw attention to the BBC’s arguably criminal negligence in communicating the emergency situation to the British public, alongside efforts by Extinction Rebellion around the country, the same day, in mid-December, 2018; the location, seen here reflected in an illegally parked delivery vehicle, is BBC Radio Bristol’s office in Kingsmead Square, Bath, England, UK
Above My first effort in support of the Fridays For Future and Extinction Rebellion social movements; as others found, including Greta herself, I would not be alone for long.