[IMC-UK-Features] feature proposal: Convictions For Activists - Climate Criminals Walk Free
vg at genny.force9.co.uk
Wed Mar 5 08:57:41 PST 2008
This is an interesting discussion.
'There are two common uses of the term 'criminal', one describes
someone who has broken the state's laws, the other is synonymous with
'sinner', both are rooted in hierarchies I hope imcers do not support.
If there's some other kind of 'criminal' I've missed, I'm all ears.'
I think I might use the word 'criminal' to mean someone who commits acts which
hurt others or the planet, or both, without any implied reference to hierarchies - state, religious or otherwise.
I didn't have any problem with the title of this feature anyway.
Jeff Parks wrote:
> wietse wrote:
>>>> Convictions For Activists - Climate Criminals Walk Free
>>> I don't think the content matches/justifies that headline, it doesn't
>>> even refer to any 'climate criminals', which is a pretty meaningless
>>> term anyway.
>> 'Climate Criminals' is a widely used term within the climate
>> action movement:
> Which doesn't make it any more meaningful than say "carbon neutral",
> for example.
>> The fact that the activists were convicted for their actions and the
>> company operating the plant haven't, means that 'Climate
>> Criminals Walk Free'.
> There are two common uses of the term 'criminal', one describes
> someone who has broken the state's laws, the other is synonymous with
> 'sinner', both are rooted in hierarchies I hope imcers do not support.
> If there's some other kind of 'criminal' I've missed, I'm all ears.
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