Suggested by ELIZA K
When discussing solutions for climate change, activism is often reduced to consumerism or “ethical consumption”. Although greening our buying is important, changing a few light bulbs and using reuseable bags is simply NOT going to be enough to solve the magnitude of the climate crisis. A massive cultural mindshift away from unbridled consumerism and economic slavery – the root causes of environmental abuse – must take place. Throughout history community demonstrations, protest and direct action have enabled such a mindshift (eg. Gandhi’s peaceful protest, The Springbok Tour in NZ, May 1968 in France etc). All over NZ, particularly in Wellington and Auckland, there are many groups that regularly organise demonstrations -get involved!
The literal definition of the word ‘Radical’, is simply “to get to the root of the problem”. Let’s do this.
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