DFP#2: Direct Action

July 16, 2010
by phil
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“This week Joss Garman and guest presenter Graham Thompson discuss recent direct actions in Aberdeen and London.

“Joss speaks to Dan Glass and Tilly Gifford of the Climate 9, a group of activists currently on trial in Scotland for an action taken at Aberdeen airport. The group closed down the taxi way in order to reduce the total number of emissions from flights that day. Their decision to cease their protest was controversially based on a false police report that they were endangering the life of a new born awaiting air transfer.

“Also on this week is James Marriot of Platform London. James discusses his part in the recent protest at the Tate Britain calling for an end to BP’s sponsorship of the arts. Marroitt discusses how corporations like BP use sponsorship packages in order to obtain “social license to operate” or in other words, to distract the public from the environmentally detrimental activities that drive their profits.”

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