Got a bit excited the other day and had an action / campaign idea crystallize in my head. I currently have too many projects for the future to be able to carry this forward, but thought I'd write it down so that someone else can do it perhaps (and also because I'm on holiday and I decided to do a phone detox, but I didn't say anything about laptops).
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We're currently facing an energy crisis, with high prices for pretty much all forms of energy - gas, oil electricity. This has also translated into a cost of living i.e. social crisis. We're also facing a climate crisis (in case you haven't noticed) - not much to say about that. Finally, we're facing a broader ecological crisis - we are devastating the natural world and ourselves.
Regarding the first two crises, back in the 70s we took some quite drastic measures, with car free Sundays and 3 day working weeks.
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Block roads in Brussels from two ends and make space for activities in the road between the two blockades. By activities, I'm currently quite vague - could be games, teach ins, that sort of thing.
Reducing cars in Brussels would:
Aside from promoting the above, such an action would:
So there you go. If anyone else thinks of this after today, the 13th of July 2022, you've stolen my idea (possibly). In fact please do, because like I said I don't have the time for this and I think it would be a banging idea.
Part of me is a bit hesitant to make thoughts like this public on this blog, but another part of me is reminded that the world is going up shit's creek and this is quite tame compared to e.g. my fantasies about Molotov cocktail making classes*...
* I realise that jokes like these don't translate well into writing, so disclaimer - that was a joke. They're not very effective and you're more likely to hurt yourself than anyone else.