🌍 If You Still Believe… Update Mid summer 2023

This excerpt has been taken from the News From The Front (NFTF)Β Mid Summer 2023 article.

🌎 If you still believe in homemade placard waving and the power of petition signatures

Citizens taking back the power

I am currently working on a new category for BFB News From The Front which will focus on the growing movement of local people taking back the power by setting up #CommunityEnergy projects. Below is a petition from CPRE asking for more help rather than hindering from πŸ‘‘GOV.UK in that area.

Brave people VS Braverman

Now, is this an indication that the protests themselves are working? Or is it a pathway to more violent forms of protest and from whom? The protesters or maybe the people from the public protesting the protesters? The recent moves by government to give police more powers in breaking up demonstrations are seen by many as a great way to counteract the protests themselves. Locking up as many criminal Crusties as possible is sending out an obvious but ominous threat to others to behave themselves. However, are these protests going to go away and leave the general population alone to carry on with their oblivious suicidal over consumption of the few remaining Earths resources? I think not!

All the protests about climate change and the Biodiversity mass die-offs over the past few years many of which my family and I have attended have been totally peaceful. More recently, the only violence is being perpetrated by angry members of the public taking it upon themselves to assault lawful protesters.

Home Secretary BRAVERMAN (I’m sure they make these names up) said the changes “provide the police with the powers to impose conditions on harmful protests” and “provide further clarity on when they can act to shut down demonstrations”.

β€œHarmful” to whom exactly? If they mean members of the public or the government purse then the irony is almost overwhelming. It’s a tried and tested method to distract from the very issues bringing rise to the protests in the first place. The government is seen as clamping down on the protesters rather than doing the job they are supposed to do which is to represent the needs of their constituents not the interests of their own pockets.

The more the government fails its people on climate change and the harder they try to resist implementing solutions the more the protests will escalate. The numbers of people joining the protests may not increase as the organisers of the peaceful protests so far would like to see. However, the intensity of the protests will surely increase inevitably.

“The higher you build your barriers
The taller I become
The further you take my rights away
The faster I will run
The more that you refuse to hear my voice
The louder I will sing.”

From “(Something Inside) So Strong” – a song written and recorded by British singer-songwriter Labi Siffre.

More to follow 🌎🌍🌎🌍🌎

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