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Experience: I am a kayaktivist

24.11.2017
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It can be dangerous - we get close to moving supertankers. Then there's the worry about how private security will reactMy first political epiphany concerned the world trade protests in 1999. I was 17 and had a feeling globalisation was a good thing - until I realised it was about money and economics, not people and culture; so in the early 2000s I joined some anti-globalisation protests in Quebec.Several years later, I heard about kayaktivism. I'd kayaked before, and been an activist, but never married the two. My first kayak protest was in Quebec's Saint Lawrence estuary in 2014. TransCanada wanted to build a supertanker port in a beluga whale nursery. Our mission was to kayak to a boat doing seismic testing, unfurl a banner and take a picture. It wasn't about stopping the boat, but drawing attention to what was happening. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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