Remembering Pollok Free State in the Era of Climate Breakdown

This is from the Enough collectives recent  Deep Adaptation/Deep Solidarity event in Glasgow with a talk by Gehan Macleod.

This talk personifies the issues we’ve been looking at for twelve years about the ideas of self-determination – social resistance and collective community action.

Too often we suffer from institutional memory loss in Scotland.

This is required viewing – please read, share and respond.


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  1. Jim Ramsay says:

    Thank you Gehan, so much to put out there in so little time. Quite inspiring.

  2. Wul says:

    It’s funny, I always feel a little bit guilty and sad using the M77 bypass spur as I head south from Glasgow to Ayrshire.

    The motorway extension makes the journey so much faster and easier than it was before. But I always think of the protestors, their commitment and how I am now driving through what was once their green space, their place of retreat and renewal. A part of me feels resentful because I don’t like feeling like a bad guy who benefitted from their loss.

    It can feel easier to close your heart to the price paid by other humans for your own convenience & privilege, but it would be a mistake, I think.

  3. shuggy says:

    She mentioned fighting patriarchy, which means fighting the principle of men calling the shots. and fighting men being in charge.
    What people don’t get is that patriarchy is natural.
    Look at nature, in 99.99% of the species its the males who rule.
    Lions and bulls and two very easy to understand examples of this principle.
    Pollock Free State was started by a man, Colin Mcloud.
    Not a woman but a man.
    That’s why its men who should call the shots and not women..
    Long live patriarchy and fuck feminism.

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