Do Protests Actually Help Climate Action?

Fascinating 30 minute audio segment on the BBC about whether mass protests help promote the public to action on climate change. Answer? Not likely. Why? Politics and our modern social media are altering the very reality of people. Political hallucination as I would call it. Check it out.

“As pandemic restrictions ease in many places, street protests are starting up again. But what happens when the public takes climate action into their own hands, from sticking themselves to diggers to bunking off school? Mass protests and demonstrations can be an effective way to gain media attention but do they lead to lasting change?”

Olympic Climate Action Meeting – May 3 – 3 to 5 in PA

Our next OCA meeting will be this Sunday, May 3, from 3-5 pm at the Clallam County Courthouse “After-Hours” entrance on 4th St. to the west of the flagpoles.  Current and planned actions will be discussed.

“NICKNAME THE RIG” CONTEST:  And the winner is…No-Solar Profiteer!  Submitted by OCA member Adrian Hoban, who also submitted the first runner-up:  Drill Maybe Spill…congratulations, Adrian!  Second runner-up was OCA member Shelley Lesh for her entry “Earth Bleed”.  Adrian wins a $10 gift certificate to the Port Angeles Farmers Market, where he can buy a variety of locally-produced low-carbon products.

Speaking of the Profiteer, we’ve been invited by the Clallam County Democrats to speak about the rig and the dangers it poses to the Arctic and the world, May 13 at 6 pm.  More detailed press release to follow from the CCD’s.

Ed Chadd

Olympic Climate Action

Citizens addressing the threat of climate change on the Olympic Peninsula

Clallam County, Washington State, U.S.A.

EVENT: Two Local Vigils in opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline Monday FEB 3.

Local support of the nationwide protest to  send the message to President Obama that Keystone XL fails his climate test and he must reject it.
The No KXL protest vigils are organized by CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, and the Sierra Club, and supported by, The Other 98%, Center for Biological Diversity, Oil Change International, Bold Nebraska, Energy Action Coalition, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Hip Hop Caucus, Overpass Light Brigade, Environmental Action, League of Conservation Voters, Waterkeeper Alliance, Friends of the Earth, Forest Ethics, Forecast the Facts, and others.
There will be a peaceful vigil on MONDAY,  February 3rd at two locations:
Port Angeles: Corner of West First and Valley Streets from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  Sponsored by Olympic Climate Action  (
Port Townsend: Haller Fountain at Taylor and Washington Streets from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Sponsored by Fossil Fuel Action Northwest, see their Facebook page.

EVENT: Salish Sea Summer Gathering in BC

The First Nations in British Columbia are working against the proposed pipeline. 

Salish Sea Summer Gathering! July 27, 2013, Cates Park, 3 -8:30pm.…

Last year’s event is shown here:

Speakers: Reuben George – Tslel-Waututh Nation Member, Sun Dance Chief,
Rex Wyler –, Bridgette DePape – Activist, Ta’Kaiya Blaney – Tslel Waututh Nation Member, Singer, Speaker, Activist, Melina Laboucan-Massimo – Oil & Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada, Tantoo Cardinal – Actor, Activist, Naomi Klein -Author, Speaker, Activist.


Kinder Morgan is proposing adding a second pipeline across BC to Burnaby, tripling the flow of Tarsands Oil & forcing 400 Tankers per year past Vancouver’s harbour & beaches. The Tsleil Waututh Nation Sacred Trust invites our neighbours to protect the Salish Sea! More Info: Images & audio for this video from the Save the Salish Sea Festival 2012. Song (Wake Up from Crow’s Funeral) by Mojave.


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