08 Jun '11, 3pm

What This World Needs: More Inspiring Protest Mentors, Like Diane Wilson.

What This World Needs: More Inspiring Protest Mentors, Like Diane Wilson.

Diane then doubled her outlaw-rebel trademark by refusing to show up for prison. Talk about direct, predatory protest drones to offset all the fancy PR industry “goodwill” (payoffs like police cars, computers, and the like). What’s four month prison time for “nobody particular” vs. paltry wrist slaps to the Union Carbide CEO whose plant leaked so much lethal gas it wiped out a good-sized city while poisoning 500,000 others. This episode encapsulates the plucky Wilson Way — brash, non-violent, dramatic, low-cost — and with a rippling unpredictability that unnerves testy execs. What makes Diane crazy like a fox, a match for the planet’s most shameless polluters (Dow, Alcoa, BP, Dupont and Formosa Plastics) is an uncompromising refusal to sweat outcomes.

Full article: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/what-this-world-needs...

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