Where’s the protest?
There was a time when IMF/G7 meet-ups were met with hundreds of angry protesters throwing rocks and smoke bombs at police.
How things have changed…
Now the protests are scheduled, complete with press releases and carefully assembled information packets. But while the message is there, the people really aren’t.
Kenny Bruno of Oil Change International
Even without much of an audience, the colorful nature of these well-organized protests guarantees plenty of media coverage to get the message out.
So what exactly is that message?
Oil Change’s Stephen Kretzmann and Dr. Brent Blackwelder of Friends of the Earth talk greenwashing
Is it a sign of the times that violent mass protests are being replaced by media-friendly performance art? Tell us what you think.