Protesters must be right to right wrongs

Brian MacLeod  January 23, 2014 Sudbury Star

PSSSTTTT Read the comments following the article.  Notice how the citizens are far more knowledgeable and enlightened in regards to a certain celebrity than the dumbed down media.

In the late 1980s, Lois Gibbs — who had played a leadership role in forcing a government cleanup of the Love Canal chemical mess in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a decade earlier — gave some advice to a fledgling protest group in Acton that was fighting a move to use a local quarry as a dump for Toronto’s garbage.

Have your science in order, she told them, but don’t depend on it. Make political activism your most important tool. You must embarrass the government politically. You must make politicians uncomfortable in their seats, and you must be impossible to ignore. Once you have the ears of the people, you’ll have the ears of the lawmakers. Then, show them your science.

Gibbs used a photograph of a toilet overflowing with effluent as an indelible image. Then, protesters began showing up at events with toilet seats around their heads wherever politicians were present.

Her group’s efforts were so successful it led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund.

Gibbs was a young mother trying to protect her family. She had credibility, which is the currency of good protesters

Read the rest of the article here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s