18.10.06

Why, I protest.

Last nights march went well. It was an Anti Poverty Day march, with a focus on the Cleaners movement, workers rights etc. Cleaners really are so necesary and valuable yet they get so incredibly ripped off. To clean is to know poverty.
For a few moments I was a bit pertubed that the Cleaners had performed a coup on a day set out to create awareness of global poverty, 1 child dying every 3 seconds, you know. And then I remembered Martin Luther King's saying "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" and yelled "Union Power" with more gusto.
Here' a pic of Brenton and my incredibly eloquent and articulate sign.















After the March we went and saw "An inconveniant truth". A really good watch. It highlights very well the idea of environmental action being a moral decision. What sort of destruction do we want to leave for others? You can calculate your carbon footprint here.

4 comments:

Glyn said...

I did that carbon footprint thing a while back. I did better than your average joe (according to the site) but it was still pretty poor.

And I haven't seen that "Change the World 9-5" book but the "Change the World for a Fiver" book is inspiring some of my lessons at the moment so I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

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Tribs said...

hey its your lil cus laura! how are you i thought i'd just drop a wee note to see how you were! howz life treating you see o my gosh almost a year ago!! hope things are all well with you and tim, sounds like it from this thing! anyway soz for the random comment speak soon xx

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