Free Range "Thinking Outside the Bokks"
mobbsey at gn.apc.org
Fri Dec 9 00:09:16 GMT 2011
Due to demand from the people it's been unofficially passed onto, we've released
the discussion paper from the Free Range Network's Summer Gathering:
We've had a few enquiries as to whether our paper inspired 'Occupy' -- we
think not. However, we think that Occupy are missing the most important point
about their actions -- which is that it's setting up camp on someone else's
land that presents the greatest challenge to the state, not the subject of the
protest itself; a fact testified by the number of media taking-heads who state
that they tolerate protest but not camping!... e.g. see Cardiff coverage --
We're still working on the ideas that came out of the June Gathering --
primarily a series of practical briefings on land rights and protest in the UK.
For next year we're planning some educational "camping" weekends out in the
sticks -- most likely a site of rural industrialisation (e.g. a new wind farm
deforestation site) and quite likely a camp on Kinder in April to mark the
80th Anniversary of the mass trespass.
If people want to join in setting up some gigs, get in touch.
"We are not for names, nor men, nor titles of Government,
nor are we for this party nor against the other but we are
for justice and mercy and truth and peace and true freedom,
that these may be exalted in our nation, and that goodness,
righteousness, meekness, temperance, peace and unity with
God, and with one another, that these things may abound."
(Edward Burrough, 1659 - from 'Quaker Faith and Practice')
Paul's book, "Energy Beyond Oil", is out now!
For details see http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/ebo/
Read my 'essay' weblog, "Ecolonomics", at:
Paul Mobbs, Mobbs' Environmental Investigations
3 Grosvenor Road, Banbury OX16 5HN, England
tel./fax (+44/0)1295 261864
email - mobbsey at gn.apc.org
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