For five years there have been various climate camps in England: at Drax power station, Heathrow Airport, Kingsnorth power station in Kent and in the City of London. “Camps for Climate Action” who ran the camps first came into being in 2006, after the 2005 G8 conference in Stirling in Scotland. The camps were supposedly anarchist campaign gatherings (similar to peace camps) that took place to:
“draw attention to, and act as a base for direct action against, major carbon emitters, as well as to develop ways to create a zero-carbon society.”(Wikipedia)
Now, it appears that they are giving up the climate activism, because the leaders of the anarchists have issued a statement saying that they were ceasing organising the camps in order to:
“launch new radical experiments to tackle the intertwined ecological, social and economic crises we face.” (Guardian)
Kevin Smith, a leader of the anarchist climate movement puts it very succinctly:
“This isn’t about people giving up on climate change. But most people feel that they want to focus more broadly now.”
“Focus more broadly” … oh yes! Why don’t they just admit that after all their wasted effort nothing has changed except a few money grabbing capitalists of the renewables industry have lined their pockets at theirs and ours expense!