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Safe in their hands? I don't think so. This is the House of Commons debating our existential crisis - #ClimateBreakdown - for the first time in 2 years. Government benches almost empty. theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
And they wonder why young people don't trust the government to do the right thing, and are taking the issue into their own hands by striking.
#YouthForClimate #SchoolStrike4Climate
It's the same in all the UK's corridors of power - politics, the media, business, academia - the attention devoted to our crucial issues is a fraction of the attention devoted to the trivial ones.
We cannot rely on established power to protect us. It has proved over and again in this country that it will protect only itself. We need to change power relations until our institutions meet our needs.
So next time you hear an MP, a journalist or anyone else insisting that children should stay at school and do as they're told, show them this photo and ask them how else things are going to change.
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