Earth Strike Oxford St rolling protest
Oxford St, London. Sat 18 Jan 2019
The protest began with a stall at Oxford Circus, where people handed out fliers and collected signatures
for a petition. Although many walked straight past and ignored the protest, quite a few took the fliers and
some stopped to talk with the protesters and sign the petition. A few even bought the newspaper, 'Fight Racism,
Fight Imperialism' that the Earth Strike protesters were selling.
'Cuba Leads the Fight for Our Planet - Socialismo o Muerte'
'Burn Capitalism NOT the Planet
'Capitalism is Extinction Socialism is Survival - Revolutionary Communist Group'
'The Earth is not dying it is being killed and the people who are killing it have names and addresses'
People get ready to march along Oxford St to protest at a few of the businesses most responsible for the climate crisis.
'Cancel Third World Debt Now - Save Our Earth'
'Climate Change is a War of the Rich againstthe Poor'
'Capitalism destroying our Earth for their Profits'
A poster lists some of the things that would help to solve the global problem
'Our government caused the Climate Crisis - It's time to make them fight it'
The protest stopped outside HSBC
and a speaker explained the many ways that the HSBC bank is financing climate chaos
A man sits with his dog outside the bank and listens to the protest. One of London's many homeless
Earth Strike march back to Oxford Circus
and go to protest outside H&M
The fashion industry is second only to oil in the contribution it makes to global warming
We need to stop buying unnecessary clothing, make garments that last - and keep wearing them until they wear out
On the protest Earth Strike chanted the slogan on this banner 'Climate Change is a War - Of the Rich against the Poor'
A woman bangs a saucepan to draw attention to the protest as they cross the road to protest outside Microsoft
Microsoft are involved in the plunder of the planet, people and resources particularly for minerals needed for
electronic devices. Microsoft are named in a legal case against British multinational mining company Glencore
by Congolese families whose children were killed or maimed mining cobalt used in smartphones, laptops etc.
Inside Microsoft people are videoing a promotion of a wasteful and expensive car - and get a little extra on their soundtrack
The next stop is outside mobile phone shop 'ee' also profiting from the resources plundered from the Congo
and elsewhere - and which have led to bloody wars there and elsewhere in Africa.
McDonalds are the world's largest user of beef, requiring huge areas of land, often cleared from forest and
producing large amounts of greenhouse gases.
One McDonald's customer came to argue with the protesters
Zara is another fashion store on Oxford St.
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