18 Apr '11, 8pm

Confessions of an international climate advocate at #powershift

David - great article. There IS a side of the climate movement that has been winning tangible victories, gaining momentum, and turning a tide - call it the grassroots. But this side of the movement is one that doesn't get nearly the same exposure and recognition as other parts of the movement. This side of the movement largely exists outside of Washington DC, and outside of the support from much of the mainstream media, funders, foundations, and even from organizations like CAN. Your recognition that this side of the movement is "dangerous in all the right ways" is spot-on. We need a movement that HAS political power, that CAN challenge business-as-usual, and that builds that power from the bottom-up. These types of actions - call it civil disobedience; non-violent action; or just a willingness to confront power - these actions have been effective and NECESSARY throughout ...

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