Climate activist Greta Thunberg, whom Time Magazine just named “Person of the Year,” spoke to delegates at the COP25 climate conference in Madrid.
So, ‘Greta Thunberg’ is in a photo from 120 years ago, and it’s my new favourite conspiracy. Greta’s a time traveller, from the future, and she’s here to save us. pic.twitter.com/5ObTjPFXvk
— Jack – J.S. Strange (@JackSamStrange) November 18, 2019
We don’t need pernicious code words about autism to praise a remarkable 16-year-old girl.
Despite being the favorite with bookmakers, the 2019 award went to Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
Source: Hands off Greta Thunberg!
These are not revolutionary activities or even a political movement. Capitalist colonisation has been internalised to such a saturating degree that demonstrations are, in the neoliberal era, designed to be toothless and non-threatening in regard to the structures of capitalist power. Conversely, a strike translates to stopping the flow of capital — otherwise it amounts to enabling business as usual.