Friday, 6 August 2010

look forward in anger

Bill McKibben responds to the U.S. Senate's inaction over climate change in an article for TomDispatch, 'We’re hot as hell and we’re not going to take it any more'. McKibben argues that says no-one comes out to fight for weak or watered-down legislation. He urges readers to raise their game:

It took a decade after the Montgomery bus boycott to get the Voting Rights Act. But if there hadn't been a movement, then the Voting Rights Act would have passed in ... never. We may need to get arrested. We definitely need art, and music, and disciplined, nonviolent, but very real anger.

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