Sonntag, 31. Mai 2009

Six Kingsnorth heros

The Kingsnorth 6 first stopped a massive coal power station for a day. Then they made legal history, when a middle England jury ruled that a bit of paint on a chimney is no harm, really, when you consider the consequences of coal burning for the planet and our future. In all likelihood, the Kingsnorth 6 have also killed off the string of new unabated coal plants that were planned in Britain, after this recent government announcement, which did mark real progress. The pressure needs to continue - and more activities will follow on July 4th. In the meantime, though, the Kingsnorth 6 deserve all the credit they can get. It´s wonderful, therefore, to see acclaimed filmmaker Nick Broomfield make a 20 minute documentary about these six extraordinary, ordinary heros. If you don´t have 20 minutes now, watch the trailor below. I am sure it will make you want to see the whole thing - which you can do here.
Admiration. It´s the simplest word to describe what I feel. Admiration - and gratitude!

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