Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-day Outlaws (2011) Movie Script

Go ahead and make some tea.
Oh, a lovely cup of char.
One with sugar.
Tell me about the relationship
between tea and the revolution.
Taking tea is what the British do,
when they're
in a difficult circumstance.
If you have some bad news,
you have a cup of tea.
At a funeral, you have a cup of tea.
If they bomb your homes,
you have a cup of tea.
We're going to make loads of tea.
So, you serve tea at most events?
Hiya. Like a cup of tea?
I've often served tea
outside the Bank of England.
I've served tea to the Silver Command,
the second in command on an action,
when the police are involved.
I've served tea to politicians.
Outside factories I've served bailiffs
as they're evicting.
It's a free cup of tea, or if you want
to make a donation, that's allowed.
Yes, but we don't have a...
As an anti-capitalist,
it would be hypocritical
to start selling people tea.
You don't want alcohol on the front
line, because your judgment goes,
so if you just drink tea
and save the drinking for the party,
when you eventually go home...
We're professional
domestic extremists -
we don't drink while we're working.
- So, you're a domestic extremist?
- I'm a domestic extremist.
What makes you a domestic extremist?
You will have
to ask Special Branch that.
I care passionately about politics
on a global level,
but work on it on a local level,
within my own country, mostly.
That's the domestic bit.
I'm extreme
because I've gone well beyond
in my climate-change activities.
I've gone beyond recycling
and walking the kids to school -
all that goes without saying.
I put my body in the way,
and I don't mind being arrested.
You know when you watch the news
and see things like this?
Our dogs will be used!
And the newsreaders
say helpful stuff like this.
Let's bring you now the latest
from this so-called
"camp for climate action".
Environment campaigners have scaled
a London building, unfurling a banner.
I hope he's going to have a shower -
his feet were filthy!
Well, this is what you don't see -
a glimpse into the secretive
and clandestine world
of environmental direct action.
We just fing do it.
We've got a banner.
We've got four D-Locks.
I'm James, and I'm your guide.
How do I know what I'm talking about?
That's me
climbing into a power station.
But this film isn't about me.
It's about people like this.
The climate science scared the crap
out of me - I'm not going to lie.
And I went,
"This is not something I can know
and not do anything about.
I have to do something. "
I want to feel
like I'm doing something,
and not just watching the world
go to shit.
We don't really have that much choice
about the fact
that we've put so much carbon dioxide
in the atmosphere.
What we do have a choice about
is the future.
Lots of getting arrested,
running around, hiding, escaping,
playing with the media.
But if you think
you can make a difference,
through campaigning
then that's empowering.
It doesn't matter if it's illegal
or if it's dodgy.
It doesn't matter
if it's big or small.
You've just got to do it.
Just do it.
It's April Fool's Day, 2009.
The world's leaders are in London
for the G20 meeting,
and a flurry of protests
are welcoming them to town.
More tents. More tents!
Climate Camp plan to turn
the heart of the financial district
into a street party.
Their target: blockading
the European Climate Exchange.
Why? They don't want the climate left
in the hands of the bankers.
Some trouble needs to be caused.
The camp had all the ingredients
for a good party,
and everyone was there.
Here's Paul getting his groove on.
There's Sophie climbing into trouble,
as usual.
And of course,
Marina's getting the kettle on.
Even the press were loving it.
At the moment things are very calm,
very relaxed.
But as evening drew in,
a bunch of uninvited party-poopers
This is not a riot! This is not
a riot! This is not a riot!
Sit down!
We want a revolution now
We are resisting for climate action
We want some climate action now
Policing like this
would normally go unnoticed,
but a death
is harder to brush under the carpet.
Ian Tomlinson,
on his way home from work,
in the wrong place at the wrong time,
was pushed to his death.
The ensuing outrage led to a dramatic
change in the policing of protests.
Gone, police claimed, were beatings,
brute force and random kettling.
In came a PR offensive
of kindly coppers and tea.
This is public land, and the police
are entitled to come in here.
Be reasonable.
I would love a cup of tea.
Thank you very much.
How long the police would behave for,
nobody knew.
Down on the Isle of Wight,
champion tea-maker Marina
is about to dig her heels in.
We're at the protest camp,
outside the Vestas Blades UK factory,
on the Isle of Wight.
The factory is being occupied
by the workers. Yay!
A wind-turbine factory
was closed down,
because there was no demand
for wind turbines,
and over 400 workers lost their jobs.
- Reinstate the workers!
- Reinstate them now!
People think that people making wind
turbines must be cool people, hippies.
No, no, they are capitalists.
Profit, bottom line,
is all they're interested in.
They went in with stuff,
but they'd run out of supplies,
and food could only be got into there
in tennis balls being lobbed in.
They were getting hungry, and Vestas,
this multinational company,
was starving them out.
Well, we weren't having that,
This lady turned up and said,
"I've made fish and chips,
and I want to deliver them
to the men in the factory,
and I want to deliver it myself, and I
want them to eat it while it's warm. "
I was like,
"OK. We can facilitate that. "
She wants to deliver them herself,
and I think that's right.
You have to cause a diversion.
OK. Are we ready? Coming?
Fish and chips! You run the other way.
Come on, everybody!
And half the fish and chips
got through.
- Are you gonna give a speech?
- No!
Yes. Come on.
We can't let bullies
tell us what to do.
- Exactly.
- What nonsense!
It was a fantastic celebration,
because the locals were like,
"Yay! They've been fed!"
And people were saying, "Oh, those
terrible environmental anarchists
have fed our lads,
and they've done it with the locals. "
And everyone's
suddenly on the same side.
But the beautiful thing about it,
and what warms your cockles, is...
it was direct action for two days.
We took direct action.
We did it with manners,
and we just did it with courage,
and we did it with humour.
And now Vestas has said...
"Shit. We can't have this. We're gonna
feed the guys whatever they want.
And the guys
want a roast dinner today. "
So now we're going to take in soap,
things to wash their hair with,
new underwear, socks, T-shirts,
hand-written cards from their children
and family, newspapers...
In London, a plan is afoot to get
the Vestas struggle into the papers.
The target is Lord Mandelson,
Minister for Business
and everyone's favourite unelected,
slimy politician.
The plan is to draw attention
to the fact that he is responsible
for the Vestas factory closing down.
We're saying Mandelson
has the power
to put a huge investment
into the car industry.
Generally, he's good at helping
high-carbon industries,
but when it comes to a failing
wind-turbine factory,
he's incapable of giving them
any incentive to stay,
promising that there will be a demand
within five years.
Tomorrow Sally chains herself
to Mandelson's house
and could be arrested.
So, have you been arrested?
You've not? Are you prepared to be?
I guess I have to be prepared to be!
It's a slow decision. I'd met people
who had been arrested.
I'd heard their stories
and knew what it entailed.
You make a theoretical decision...
I guess the crunch point
of the decision
was in saying I'd get involved
with the Mandelson action.
If they can bail out the banks
with 1.4 trillion pounds,
they need to bail out
our green future.
As hoped, the stunt propelled the
Vestas struggle into the headlines.
When I changed from medicine, there
was a lot of uncertainty in my life
about what I would do
instead of this career plan,
but as I've got more involved
in activism,
I think it's become really clear to me
what the most urgent things are.
Activism is a whole other education,
outside of this narrow education
you sometimes get in Cambridge,
being taught
to think in an academic way,
disconnected from the real world.
And I want to use the education
I've got here
and put it into the real world,
and learn from the people.
So, that's what really excites me
about having these two worlds.
Pitching up on the doorsteps of places
like airports and power stations,
Climate Camp
run direct-action training camps
and have shifted the climate-change
debate in the UK.
But if you've seen Climate Camp
on the news,
you'll know they are frequently
portrayed as violent hooligans.
Police say this was why they had to go
into the Climate Camp.
There's a knife
which was discovered in a tree,
and here we see grappling irons
that could be used
to scale a building,
and these are white suits
that protestors might wear, they say.
Also, we see bolt croppers.
They could be used
to try to take down any fences.
And over here we see wetsuits.
The protesters said they'll try
to reach Kingsnorth by any means -
by air, by land and by sea.
Now, Climate Campers may be
extremists, and they definitely are,
and they may even be prepared
to break the law, which they often do.
But let's be clear - previous Climate
Camps have faced police violence.
But the campers have resisted this
This is not a riot!
This is not a riot!
This year the Camp is in London,
targeting banks
that finance climate change.
Marina's in a group
from the south coast.
Today's Times.
Page 12 and 13.
An image of a petrol bomb exploding -
which is ludicrous,
because we use biodiesel, not petrol!
We're doing some basic techniques
that might come in useful
for the first 24 hours, while
we settle down with the police.
If we do need to use
blockading techniques,
before we have our defences built,
then these will be the sort of things
we'll use - bodies.
That's all we've got.
If you were going to give me
the bumps, you'd do it like this.
Yeah, so four people.
That's rigid. Easy to pick up.
Now, try floppy.
Face the other way!
That's a lot harder.
That's a really good way of doing it.
Across London, groups of campers
are gathering at meeting points,
ready to pounce on the secret location
for this year's camp.
Today we're doing
the Climate Camp bicycle swoop.
Would you like a flyer?
We'll receive a secret message,
revealing the location of the camp,
and we'll all be swooping there.
We've received a text message.
It says there is an intricate plan,
and they would like us
to all stay together.
I'm very excited about today.
There's a lot of unknown things,
so that kind of makes me nervous,
as well.
We don't know where it is.
It's a secret.
Who hasn't taken part in any meetings
involving consensus?
In a big meeting, if you agree,
it's hands up and wiggly fingers.
We're not a mad cult, unless you think
Climate Camp is a mad cult.
It feels ridiculous to begin with,
but when meetings are working,
it's very effective.
"Left out of Blackheath station.
Up the hill,
bear left onto Hare and Billet Road.
Walk to the top,
and the site is on your right. "
It's then a race across London
to secure the site,
before the police can stop them.
They've done it here. Wow!
You've had your training. It will
count more when the police arrive.
Months of meticulous planning
has paid off,
and the site is occupied
before the police arrive.
Let me hear a massive cheer
for getting Climate Camp 2009 started!
The Climate Camp is a temporary
encampment, totally autonomous.
There's no hierarchical
power structures.
Everything is run through consensus.
It doesn't seek
to be given permission to be there.
Climate Camp is about direct action
and seizing power
and making the changes
that you want to see.
And it's in its nature
and it teaches that
to everyone who comes.
Well, here we are on Blackheath,
in London,
taking on capitalism, which is quite
scary for the capitalists, I hope.
And we expected
three-deep riot police.
We expected to be doing
all sorts of naughty things
that I can't tell you,
cos we might need them in future.
And we get here, and you can't even
get a copper when you need one.
Hi. All right.
Have a successful camp. Bye-bye.
Have a nice night.
It's a camp where people can come
together and do workshops,
training, share ideas,
plan direct action together.
A lot of us knew each other.
We already had a form of affinity.
We'd done a few different things
together already.
And we came together
to plan and carry out an action.
The police may have made themselves
scarce, but they're watching.
Since the plan needs to be top-secret,
the activists take precautions.
They remove batteries from phones
and are careful about what they say.
I was just gonna say another thing.
I don't know...
Talking about the target might be OK,
just as long as the time and the date
is not talked about.
I don't know.
There's no need to say it,
if everyone's seen it,
so we could just refer to it.
Can we use another word,
instead of the target?
And we all know
what we're talking about.
"The target", maybe?
So, I don't think we'll be able
to blockade the whole building,
but we wanted to blockade
the front of the building
and stop people getting in there.
I think probably three ladders,
with people at the top,
and people at the bottom locked on.
The idea of this was to blockade it,
to reclaim it as the people.
It's our bank. We're reclaiming it.
And we're gonna build it
into what we want.
So it can be read
in a more anti-capitalist way.
Now, it wouldn't be a very good idea
to go directly from the camp
to the action,
since a group of activists setting off
with D-locks and ladders
would be likely to get rumbled.
So, they head to a temporary base
for the night.
- Shall I start the sauce?
- Yeah.
Has everyone got their batteries
out of their phones?
We've discussed
whether we want people
going into the building
with superglue.
Either trying to get past the barriers
up the escalators,
and into offices, or a trading space,
and supergluing to each other.
If we superglued to the building,
that would be criminal damage.
But we'll be supergluing
to each other.
And the idea was to sing songs.
Not nasty disruption, but disruption,
nonetheless, inside the building.
So the likely charges of both
going inside and being outside
is aggravated trespass,
although going inside
will probably be slightly more.
If this goes to court, you're likely
to get a fine or community service.
Nothing too heavy,
but it will be more if you go inside.
Criminal damage we have avoided
at every cost in planning this action,
which has
much more severe consequences,
so I think we should keep it that way.
They could just try and bail us for
a long time away from Climate Camp.
With the Stansted protest
that some people did,
it happened in less than a month
that we went to court.
But in other cases,
like the Drax case,
it took almost a year,
so it can be any time.
And if you get called to court,
you have to go right then and there?
So, who's going arrestable?
- Can someone count?
- 18.
Oh, yeah!
Has anyone used superglue?
How do they deal with it?
I'd like to hear about that.
If they use the solvent, it shouldn't
hurt at all. It does just come off.
It slides off.
If all else fails,
it's every man for himself.
Just lock onto whatever you can.
Sally will be a spokesperson tomorrow,
so she checks her facts and figures.
As well as oil and gas, they're
also involved in the coal industry.
And specifically Eon.
They've given Eon loads of loans.
They've given them 6 billion of loans
since the bail-out.
To Eon, who are the company
who are involved in Kingsnorth.
If you were going to quote a figure,
make sure you say,
"Took part or were involved in loans,"
because what RBS do is,
they're like the intermediary
between investors
and investment projects...
We're making up the arm locks.
Arm locks are a cunning way
to lock yourself to someone,
so that it's hard to be separated.
It may appear like these guys are
seasoned pros, but don't be fooled.
Only a couple of them
have been arrested before.
The lock is on the front
of your neck, so you can undo it.
That's more comfortable.
How quick was that, guys?
- Pretty quick
- That was really good.
Can we have a talk-through?
James, your first part.
I'm going to drive down and check out
RBS subtly, have a cup of tea.
Look for any abnormal security,
police movements.
If that's all fine, I'm going to park
up and wait for you guys.
If it's not fine,
I'm going to call you.
People in the white marquee,
people blockading the outside -
go to the van, get everything out.
Then, as soon
as everything's out of the van,
that's when arrestable inside
need to go.
We follow straight afterwards,
and just behind us,
we need to have the non-arrestables.
I'm writing the number
of the Climate Camp legal support,
which will be the number we'll call
from jail, if we've been arrested.
And they'll contact our solicitors
and put all of that into action.
It's good to have it on you,
rather than on a piece of paper...
.. because your possessions
might be taken away.
They say, "Who do you want
to be informed about your arrest?"
Give them that number.
Yeah, I've got one of our phones,
so when we're in position,
I'm going to call James.
Oi, you're gonna hurt me.
You're gonna hit my head.
Oi! Whoa!
Can somebody
take the other side of this ladder?
Can you see them at all?
No, they must have got right inside.
Our money! Our future!
- Whose money?
- Our money!
- Have you got a spokesperson?
- I'm the spokesperson.
- OK.
- You'd like to know why we're here?
I would. Obviously,
you are causing a disruption.
We're renovating the RBS,
because we won't stand for the fact
that the government
has invested 33 billion
in the RBS, to bail it out,
and that is financing climate change,
due to the way
that money is invested.
You do realize that you're obstructing
people's access and egress
from the premises?
And obstructing people on the highway.
Michael Hannard,
UK Security Operations Manager.
You've entered unlawfully.
You've been asked to leave
and you've refused.
You've caused intimidation to staff
and disrupted the business.
Let me finish. As a representative
of the business, I will inform you
that if you refuse to leave
and are arrested,
then as a company,
we will prosecute you all.
Is there anything else
that I can do or say
that will make you leave the premises?
If you commit that RBS would stop
investing in the fossil-fuel industry
and change over to serious investment
in renewables,
we would happily leave,
if that was the commitment.
The touchy-feely policing means
the news is not distracted
by police violence
and can now find time to actually
report why the activists are there.
Campaigners have chained themselves
to the London headquarters of the RBS.
Dressed as construction workers,
they used bike locks and superglue
to attach themselves.
We aim
to shut down the bank for a day.
This is an anti-bank's holiday.
They're angry at the investment
in fossil-fuel projects.
Can I just ask
where you guys are from?
I'm from Hackney.
- And you?
- Bedfordshire.
- Where are you from?
- Daily Express, unfortunately.
Well, the Daily Express.
Shit. Where's that?
Before long the removal team arrive to
unglue the guys on the trading floor.
Just move out of the way, please.
- Is it superglue, or...?
- Yes.
It may sting a little bit.
I just heard that the people
who are sitting on the second floor
are at the police station.
They must have been taken
by a back way.
Are you happy with these at the front?
- Whose bank?
- Our bank!
- How's it going?
- Really well, I think.
We're still here
- that's always good.
The blockade has managed to hang on
until the end of the business day.
RBS are funding climate change
It's shit, it's tax-payers' money
We won't stand for this
We won't stand for this
Once again, Climate Camp
has grabbed the nation's attention
and inspired
a new generation of outlaws,
determined to be a thorn in the side
of capitalists.
I'm Tracy Howard.
I am a wife, mother,
resident and local campaigner
in the village of Sipson.
What's going on
in the village of Sipson?
At the moment we're under the threat
of the third runway.
BAA propose to demolish everything
around here
in this beautiful village,
to make way for a horrendous runway,
extending Heathrow airport.
And a bigger airport
means more flights
and more emissions
into the atmosphere.
So, a third runway at Heathrow has
become a climate-change battleground.
Plane Stupid is a grass-roots,
direct-action network...
.. that focused
on the aviation industry
as a key contributor
to climate change.
Since 2006, Plane Stupid have been
bringing aviation back down to earth,
with actions like a banner drop
from the Houses of Parliament
and occupying the runway
at Stansted Airport.
I have been involved with Plane Stupid
for the last couple of years.
I was occupying the runway
at Stansted last December.
And I've been involved
in Climate Camp, as well,
which was the turning point
in my political motivation -
the 2007 Climate Camp.
I'd been on the fringes
and I'd always been interested.
I'd been to lots of marches.
And then in 2007 I was like, "Right...
Enough is enough.
We've got to start doing stuff. "
It's so drastic and potentially
affecting my future so detrimentally
that I have to try everything I can
to do something about it.
Through Plane Stupid,
I've had a lot of connections
with the campaign and communities
around Heathrow
that were facing complete destruction.
Tarmacing, effectively,
of their communities.
The community there
are trying to resist.
They need more support,
and there's lots of people who need
to get engaged with the debate.
So, I think the idea
of us moving down there
is to do some real, grass-roots,
community-resistance-style stuff,
to really build the community there
and make it a resistant hub, an
example for places across the country,
where there's plans for airport
expansion or coal power stations.
If you look at this map, this is
the proposed site of the third runway.
It's going to cut
right across Harlington,
which is next door to Sipson,
which is going to get demolished
if the 3rd runway plans go ahead.
I got involved about six years ago,
with the threat of the third runway.
They was also threatening
to bulldoze Cherry Lane cemetery.
My husband's nan's there,
so it became more poignant
and involved my own life,
so I got involved
in all the different action groups.
I go from leaflet dropping to direct
action. I'm quite variable.
I go from the basics right up
to the main squeeze, shall we say?
My direct action involved
going to the Architect
of the Year award
and sabotaging it.
We gave Pascal and Watson
the We Don't Give A Shit award,
as they don't give a shit about us.
Good evening.
We won't take up much of your time.
We're here from Plane Stupid
and the residents around Heathrow.
And before the awards start,
we'd like to give our own award,
and we'd like to give it
to Pascal and Watson.
I think Pascal and Watson are here,
and we want to give them an award,
because they've been at the forefront
of aviation expansion since the 1960s.
Josh gave a talk
about the environmental issues,
and I gave a talk about my life.
Ladies and gentlemen,
would you kindly leave the stage?
Would you leave the stage,
so we can proceed with our ceremony?
You've been incredible!
You've been destroying the climate,
people's homes and local community.
It's for Pascal and Watson!
Anyone else want it?
Would anyone else like the award?
They're digging up my grandmother's
grave! My grandmother's grave!
When I was asked to leave,
I did leave.
I had to go back on stage,
cos I left my coat there,
but we did actually leave.
We were non-threatening.
We just made a point.
We distributed lots of leaflets
about the situation, and it was fine.
It would be really interesting
to put a transition town
in the space where they would like
to put the third runway,
and contrast those two things.
So, start to build the world
that we'd like to live in,
where they'd like to Tarmac.
Lily, Paul, Rowan
and other Plane Stupid members
are moving to a threatened village
near Heathrow.
How long do you think
you'll be living out by Heathrow?
I'm committing in my mind
to being there for at least a year.
Hopefully, by next year, they'll say,
"It's getting dropped,"
or, "We've changed our minds
and we're gonna do it. "
- So, here we are.
- Here we are.
Welcome to my new home.
A resident of Harlington now,
which is quite exciting.
You can hear the aircraft noise
I'm going to have to get used to that.
I suppose people live with it
every day,
so I'll just get used to it eventually.
At the Vestas factory,
the workers have been forced
to end their occupation.
But some have joined Marina
on the traffic island,
blockading the removal
of the machinery from the plant.
Living on a roundabout,
poking two fingers up
to a multinational corporation
which makes profits out of climate
change, rather than helping.
It feels like direct action every day.
We're making it difficult
for them to work.
Quite right.
They've sacked 400 workers.
This is our living room,
which is a bit too comfortable.
Four months I've been here.
I don't know how long I'm going
to stay on the Isle of Wight.
Once you start a campaign,
you see it through.
These are my broad beans,
which I'm particularly proud of.
Earlier in the year, back in Brighton,
I planted broad beans
in memory of the Diggers of 1649.
I brought the seeds from that crop
that came up for G20 Meltdown,
the anniversary of the Diggers
taking St George's Hill.
I put them in just before Halloween,
and now I have beautiful broad beans.
Does all of this do any good?
I think you can't do...
Thank you.
You can't do nothing.
That wouldn't have done any good.
I think there have been...
One problem is,
if people realize there's a problem
and don't think they can do anything,
that is suicidal-depressing.
That is roll-over-and-die depressing.
But if you think
you can make a difference,
through campaigning or obstruction,
that's empowering.
So, you are taking control
of your life,
even though all these decisions
are made by politicians over there.
So, yes, it has done good.
After four months of trying to do
good, the authorities have had enough,
and an eviction order has arrived.
- Hello.
- Mr. Quinn, High Court enforcement.
We're here today...
Can you turn round, so I can get
the sunlight on your face?
- Is that all right?
- Yeah, that's better.
- OK?
- Yeah. So, what are you saying?
We're here from High Court
enforcement to enforce the writ.
OK. Now, would you like a cup of tea?
No, thank you very much.
I've just had coffee.
Well, the kettle will be on
while we pack up.
- How long will it take you?
- Oh, it's going to be a few hours.
Do you reckon an hour?
Shall we give it till 12?
Oh, I don't think we'll have finished
elevens by 12 o'clock.
OK. We'll go for 12 o'clock.
I don't think we'll be packed by 12,
but we'll try.
OK, lovely.
- I'm their beat officer!
- Too late now!
This is Trudy, our beat officer.
Marina's got a favourite
police officer, and it's me!
I got emotionally engaged.
I got so involved.
I'm not too sure
if you're going to be able to do this.
You're removing property
that belongs to another person.
I know that you planted the seed...
.. but you're removing the earth,
aren't you?
Marina, I don't know.
I'm just saying that this is all being
recorded. You are removing some earth.
- If they wish to...
- Prosecute me.
- I'll have my day in court.
- OK!
Crumpets, everybody!
We require you
to leave in five minutes.
I hated the way
the authorities tell you,
"Your campaign is ending today. "
How dare they?
So, let me get this straight. You're
not giving a woman long enough
to put her crockery away,
because you think an hour is a
reasonable time to tat down a camp?
We've given you enough time,
and nothing's been done,
so this is what we now require.
Here they are, taking down my tent.
Excuse me, I now require you
to leave the site, please.
I'm not leaving
without my belongings.
We've given you a chance
to get your personal possessions.
You haven't given us a chance.
Because I'm packing up
all three places.
I now require you
to leave the site.
- Are you going with them?
- I want my bed.
They're telling me to go.
They're going to pack it up.
You can collect it later.
If you don't leave the site now,
I'll have to arrest you.
No, I've got to get my kettle.
I'm not going without my kettle.
Where's my kettle?
Can you come with me, please?
Marina, you're under arrest,
under Section Ten.
You do not have to say anything,
but it may harm your defense,
if you do not mention anything
you later rely on in court.
Anything you do say
may be given as evidence.
Being arrested for trying
to leave with two things.
There was just nowhere...
There was no space in the interview
for any understanding
of the fact
that you've been living somewhere.
The policewoman
who arrested me,
the day before, she visited and
I thought we got to know each other.
She gave me a hug goodbye
when she turned up with the bailiffs.
She arrested me, anyway.
She cried during my interview
I mean, I cried.
And even then, I keep polite.
It was like...
They're telling me that
I should have packed a bit earlier.
I left my stuff till last.
So I suppose my tears were
more for the sadness
that there's so much to overcome.
The only way we can overcome
is if lots of people agree the law is
an ass and start ignoring the laws.
Because that's how you get
the laws changed.
Rosa Park sat down on a bus.
The law changed because
lots of people agreed with her.
So that's what we have to do.
But it has to be fun and exciting.
We have good friends
and we get over getting arrested
and we get on with the next job.
That's what we'll do.
We're not hoping for arrests.
We're hoping for lots of new recruits
to the revolution.
This is Ratcliffe on Soar Coal
power station,
the second largest power station
in the UK
and soon to be the target
of a publicly announced mass action.
A planning meeting is held
in Nottingham. Anyone is welcome.
Well, except the police.
There's a load of secrecy
that goes with taking direct action.
It's hard for any member of the public
to take direct action.
If they want to stop a power station,
they don't know how.
The point of the swoop
was to say:
"We'll shut down this power station
on this day, with loads of people.
Anyone who wants to help
can come along. "
A power station
is on high alert tonight
as environmental campaigners
have vowed to shut it down.
One advantage
of a publicly announced action
is that news coverage starts
before the target is in sight.
Protestors arrive
at Nottingham tonight.
Hundreds more
are expected tomorrow.
I'll show you how extensive
the security operation is here.
There are dozens of police officers.
Some are in riot gear.
All day, the police helicopter's
hovered overhead.
Take a look at this. Mile after mile
of razor wire and fencing
has been put up around the site.
All this security is with one aim:
to stop the protestors
from getting inside.
State-sanctioned protests
are good for one thing.
But we need to start
doing things
that will directly impact
on those offenders.
And the coal industry
is a massive offender.
They are causing carbon emissions
that will destroy our planet.
And one thing about direct action,
I suppose,
the target is meant
to have an immediate effect.
The idea with the climate swoop
was to shut down a power station
and stop it emitting
dangerous chemicals
into the atmosphere.
To actively stop it.
It wasn't just to stand on the line,
with a placard saying,
"We don't like what you do. "
It was actually to do something.
On an action, it's important
to look after each other.
So everybody has a buddy
to watch their back.
So Sophie and Mary are buddies,
and they will stick together.
They are paired with Rowan and Paul
to make what we call a brick.
As a four, they can make quick
decisions and work as a tactical unit.
So there might be someone
that's happy to cut a fence open.
There might be someone else
that's not.
But they'll support someone
cutting a fence.
And so they work out their roles
so that one person
might be carrying all the food.
That enables the person that's happy
to cut a fence open, to do it.
Their brick is part of what we call
an affinity group,
who will work together for the day.
Their affinity group joins others so
they can move en masse to the target.
You walk in the footsteps of history.
You're doing it because you want
to stand up and defend the future.
A lot of people have made
a lot of change in history.
And they have done it
by working together
and challenging the status quo
and finding hope and faith
where it might seem
like there is none.
But, in the end, somebody has
to take down the fences.
There are campaigns
involving letter writing.
You can do frightfully nice picnics.
But sometimes,
you have to get messy.
The coal just has to be stopped.
So I've come with a messy attitude.
I'm just getting in there, being a bit
ooh and ah with my balaclava up.
Somebody's cut a hole in the fence
over by the bridge. That way.
Let's not point.
He's waiting for
some kind of critical mass
to make their way
and storm it.
It wasn't just
about destroying the fence.
It was about getting through it
and locking ourselves
onto different points.
This is one way
in which we can change things.
And a really important way
because mass civil disobedience
shows that the law is unjust
and people are willing
to become outlaws to change things.
Keep moving back, please.
It empowers people
to take control of their own lives
and their own actions
and futures.
Criminal damage pointed at the right
organization is completely warranted.
Especially when you figure
that the damage that they're causing
is a billion times worse than what
those people inflicted on the fences.
I nearly got arrested that day.
I was walking through the woods
with my affinity group.
Suddenly, a police officer grabbed me
from behind. I shouted "De-arrest. "
And all my friends came to my rescue
and helped me.
If you get in a position where
a police officer is arresting you,
you don't have to accept
that's going to be your destiny.
I got away. We ran, very fast.
If more people, as a collective,
decided to de-arrest people,
then less people
would get arrested
and the police would find their job
much harder.
They didn't manage to shut down
the power station that day.
But, as Sally says,
the sight of people becoming outlaws
sends a powerful message.
London streets are buzzing
as the biggest climate change march
in UK history is about to start.
Our guys are attending,
but today dressed
in their finest capitalist suits.
Don't worry about climate change.
Just keep shopping.
And yeah, that's me.
And that's my mum.
She's not totally sure
what she's let herself in for.
- Cap?
- Cap and trade.
What that means is that...
Governments set a cap on the
amount of carbon that can be emitted.
And they give permits to large
polluters like power stations
to emit things.
- So they could then sell it?
- And make a lot of money.
And literally, it's money, is it?
It's a financial mechanism
to manage climate change.
- So we're saying ironically...
- Ironically.
- ... that actually that's a good idea?
- Yeah.
Power to the privileged,
because the privileged got the power.
Tell me, can you feel it?
I'm ready to tell those
well-meaning liberals what's what,
how to make some money
out of this crisis.
- How did you get involved?
- Well, you know...
I've always had an eye
for an opportunity.
This is the biggest one
I've ever seen.
So, if there's going to be
a "three tree in a year" market,
I'll get in there at the ground floor
and go to the top.
Yeah, baby!
That's a beautiful moustache
you've got.
- Oh, you're a girl! Sorry.
- Yeah, it's a fake moustache.
I thought you were a boy.
Greed is green, greed is green!
- Carbon Trader!
- Eco Crusader!
- One solution!
- Trade pollution!
Carbon trade!
Trust us with your futures.
We are bankers.
Give us your money.
We'll trade it for carbon.
Go back home, watch your TVs,
and we'll just make lots of money.
Let's hear it for carbon trading!
My sister said to me today,
"Are you excited about your holiday?"
She slightly misunderstood the purpose
of my trip to Denmark, but yeah.
Preparations are being made
to travel to Copenhagen,
where the United Nations are holding
a conference of world leaders,
to hammer out a deal
on tackling climate change.
Do you reckon they'll take this off us
if they find it?
- They might.
- Keep it hidden in the mini bus.
It's only the Danish border
that it will be a problem.
Everywhere else, it's legal,
it's bought in a chemist.
It's legal, it's just
they stopped selling it.
They've banned the sale of it.
- What is it?
- This is Maalox.
And it's used to treat
the effects of CS gas.
Mix it with water, pour it on your
eyes, and it stops the burning.
They've got no outside police,
apart from intelligence officers,
but loads of German police dogs.
Does that mean
they just come in on their own?
Just unleash the dogs.
The Danish government
have prepared
by granting the police new powers
to detain protesters at will.
It says: "You will be taken to the
police station and placed in a cell. "
"The Danish police are arresting
not just for vandalism,
they can give you 40 days
if you inhibit police work. "
This is obstruction.
That's anything, basically, standard.
But 40 days for obstruction
is quite a long time.
Obstruction is a flexible term.
It could mean standing in front of them.
What do I need for Copenhagen?
Are you expecting to get arrested?
No, but it seems like
a strong possibility.
Well, I suppose,
on the 16th of December,
the plan is to go and get
into the conference ourselves
and hold our own conference
to let people who have been affected
by climate change have their say.
They won't be very happy
with us doing that.
I'd like not to get arrested,
but never say never.
We're off!
The Kyoto protocol was ending.
And there was going to be
a new UN conference
to discuss how the world would then
take up those climate issues.
And I decided
that I wanted to be there.
I felt it was important
to put your body in a place
just to say:
"I care about this,
I'm a citizen of this world. "
I took on organizing transport
and accommodation.
We're on the ferry.
It's very exciting.
The world's eyes are on the UN summit
because the scientific community
made it clear
that, if a deal on reducing
emissions isn't struck this year,
then next year may be too late.
"Danish police haven't much used
border patrols recently.
It's the Danish police
who decide who they want to reject.
Lists of activists
and activists with criminal records
are a possible way
of selecting who comes in.
We're going the right way.
It's cool.
No sooner do they cross the border
into Denmark
than they are stopped and searched.
- Can I have a look at your passports?
- You can indeed.
There's all the passports.
- How many are you?
- We are 17.
- 17?
- Yes.
- It's OK.
- Thank you.
Have a nice day.
That's it. You can see the end.
It isn't just our guys
heading for Copenhagen.
Activists from round the world
are coming
because they believe that corporate
interests supported by governments
have hijacked the process.
So it's highly unlikely that a fair or
effective agreement will be reached.
We've gone to our little building
where we're staying, which is nice.
It's warm, which is a plus.
We have to cross a riot.
Where are we going?
We're going to the candy factory,
to a bike bloc meeting,
but we're late.
Because we missed the bus.
The bike bloc will use bicycles
as a tool for civil disobedience
on the day of mass action.
We were on
an old, disused candy factory
that was a community art space
and a legalized squat.
And there we set up
this outdoor workshop,
an indoor one
for bike maintenance,
and another separate space
for bike welding.
Every evening, we had training.
We started making some of the DDTs,
the Double Double Trouble.
We'll cause some
double double trouble with them.
This is a double trouble,
not a double double trouble.
That worked.
And so this is...
The police are here.
We do games, training,
at three o'clock.
At three o'clock?
It's not a demo. We go to the park
and train in the park.
Are you going to stay
and intimidate people or going away?
We just take a look.
Just to announce that the cops just
said they were coming to have a look
because they thought that
we were stealing bikes.
I said we love bikes
and wouldn't steal them.
So they said they weren't going
to stand there and intimidate us.
Now, our role on the 16th of December
is to be a bit like the cavalry,
So, always moving,
and always taking the police away
from where they're trying to stop the
people coming into the Bella Centre.
Because what will be happening
is that people will be coming
into the Bella Centre
but also about 500 people
will be coming out.
And that's the beauty of the day.
So we're going to play some games
to get used to the bikes.
Put your bike up like that. You use
your tire to defend your body...
Ready? Go!
- How does that feel?
- Scary.
Scary! And that was your mates.
So, in this one,
the thing to do...
The cops are filming us.
We're in Copenhagen.
This is the UN talks,
where carbon trading is one
of the only solutions on the table.
- Carbon trading is the table.
- It is the table, indeed.
We are in the seat of that.
It's not like we're away.
It's not just about capitalism,
though that's great.
It's that the UN summit that's taking
place in Copenhagen right now
is presenting capitalist solutions
to something that shouldn't.
We're just making very quickly
our carbon trader
WACT Association posters
which we're going to be taking
on the big NGO march today
to illustrate just how important
a solution carbon trading is
to put on the table in Copenhagen.
Just subverting
what Greenpeace is doing
and flipping the tables around.
What do you want out of it?
Just to look at it. Just open it.
You can check it for weapons
if that's what you want.
We just found a lot of explosives.
So we're looking around.
- OK, thanks.
- No, no, that's cool.
Now then, bankers.
Let's shake off
any goodwill of humanity,
starting at your feet.
Three cheers for the police.
Hip, hip, hooray!
- Have a nice walk.
- And you!
Let's go, then.
- One solution!
- Trade pollution!
- One solution!
- Trade pollution!
Is this the first hippy
you've stopped today?
- We don't want those hippies!
- Are you gonna stop lots more?
He's a hippy.
Just take him away, it's fine.
It's just a hippy.
We don't want him.
Power to the privileged!
Because the privileged got the power.
Tell me, can you feel it?
We get richer by the hour.
We are singing for carbon trading.
We want to make some money now.
- Is it funny?
- Is it funny?
Yes, it's funny.
We thought about it for a long time
and now we find out it's irony. Yes.
One solution is to trade pollution.
200,000 people turned out that day
for an entirely peaceful march.
However, late in the afternoon,
as temperatures dropped,
the police used their new powers
and pre-emptively detained 968 people.
With a week left at the summit,
the police are taking
increasing control of the streets
and tensions are rising.
Excuse me, do you have guns?
When do you think
you'll need to shoot people?
What law are we breaking?
We're not doing anything wrong.
We have a democratic right to protest.
Kettle escaped!
That was so funny
when you climbed into the kettle.
But, on returning to base, they find
the police are already there.
They're not allowed
into their accommodation.
- How come we can't go inside?
- Because they are making a police...
With a girl inside,
they're talking to her.
Lauren, the film's producer,
is being arrested under anti-terrorism
law and tapes are being seized.
She works with me.
So, can I please go inside?
No, not at this moment.
But she's only come here
because she's my assistant.
So I think I should be allowed to.
She's probably quite scared.
I'm a card-carrying member of the
press and you're taking my material.
And that's a really illegal thing
to do, as far as I'm concerned.
Thank you very much.
It won't take a long time. Do you want
your bags? Or you can leave them here.
You trust these guys?
Can I just give her a hug?
Because I'm sure she's very upset.
Now, what the police don't realize
is that Emily's hug was just an excuse
for Lauren to palm off some
potentially incriminating footage.
Lauren, you haven't done
anything wrong.
- Probably not.
- No, definitely not.
She hasn't. We know
she's not done anything wrong.
We just have to get that confirmed,
that's all.
The whole police operation is about...
.. showing the force
in their organization,
terrifying us
with their force and organization,
arresting people
and putting them in cages.
Even the cages have been designed
to look like Guantanamo.
All this stuff is really...
It's a fine art
of psychological intimidation.
But we have our orders.
We don't know the reason
but we have our orders.
Not all of the outlaws
have headed to Copenhagen.
In London, Marina and co
have something up their sleeve.
The politicians are going
to Copenhagen to cop out.
So we're taking to the streets
of London to camp out.
We're going to take a space in the
center of London, pop up our tents.
All over the world,
there'll be actions.
Our personal bit is camping out
for cop out in London.
What's supposed to be happening is,
four groups
coming from four directions
will swoop at three o'clock.
And no-one else is here.
What's your text said?
That's changed.
Jubilee Gardens,
outside the Shell HQ.
We should have just gone
with fing Parliament Square.
Oh, God.
This is my worst nightmare.
Stay where you were.
We're going back
to where we came from.
Apparently, this is the diversion.
I've never given up
and gone home on an action before,
but I'm getting a little bit tired
and a bit confused.
And a little bit longing
for a hierarchy.
Tell me what to do!
Be my leader!
I'm going to go and sit on a bench.
I would have to look into
my crystal ball to tell you.
Nothing is happening.
We have a decoy in Jubilee Gardens
and a no-show on the site.
I don't know where the vehicles are,
what's happened to the communications.
I don't see
what was difficult about them.
And then, like a Christmas miracle,
tents pop up in Trafalgar Square.
As fast as can be, the camping elves
get everything set up.
Before Marina can get the kettle on,
the police arrive and ask for tea.
It's a very hard surface
to be sleeping on.
Yes, it is, and I'm hoping
we've come prepared.
But it's a pretty forbidding floor.
When did you leave the Isle of Wight?
When they threw me off.
If you're going to set up here...
Trafalgar Square is not running out of
tea, and neither is Copenhagen.
I'm worried about them.
Those Danish police, they've no manners.
Let's hope they all come back
safe and sound.
I wouldn't get plastic cups out
in front of those Danish cops.
Never mind the second best China.
It's the day before the mass action
against the UN conference.
All hands are on deck.
Have you got papers?
The Danish police has permission
to go into places here.
According to the Danish Police Act,
we are to see what's in here
and then we will leave again.
If we find anything
that we think can be used
to do anything bad in the future,
we will take it with us.
We don't need any papers at all
to go in here.
We'd like you to turn off the camera.
I got the message from my chief.
- I've showed you my press card.
- This is a crime scene.
A crime scene?
I'm a member of the press.
I showed you my accreditation.
I'm not turning off the camera.
If you have a press card,
you have to wait outside.
No, I don't.
- But it's private property.
- That doesn't matter.
The Danish police act
gives the permission.
I am aware you have another system
in those countries where you are from.
But in Denmark
we are actually allowed.
We'd like you to turn off the camera.
If you don't get the message...
- Don't touch my camera.
- We will take it. It's your decision.
I was here filming a piece.
This is a matter of public interest.
I'm not going outside.
Please stop pushing me.
I am not being unreasonable.
Just relax.
- Why have you removed me?
- Excuse me.
It's so that nobody can see
what you're doing.
It's a crime scene. We have
to search the place. That's why.
- What is the crime?
- So we don't want you to film.
- Tell me.
- We will tell you later.
You came in there, you said that
you were searching for weapons.
You've not found any.
You will have to turn it off now.
- If you're doing nothing wrong...
- Then I'll take it.
Everyone needs to be at the table
having a conversation
about what to do
to stop climate change.
But that wasn't what was happening
at Copenhagen.
The action, 16th of December,
where NGOs and small nations
and countries,
all sorts of people
from inside the conference...
Delegates were going to come out
and meet the grass-roots movements
on the outside
and meet at the fence,
meet in the middle,
and have a people's assembly
to find an actual solution
to climate change.
And then, on the day of action,
we set off quite quickly,
got on our bicycles.
It was snowing and cold.
As we got quite close
to the Bella Centre,
all of a sudden, this riot van
full of police turned up.
"Right, we're nicking you. "
We hadn't done anything,
we were being arrested
and detained in jail for the day.
Cuffed us all, on the floor,
in a blizzard
for about an hour and a half,
whilst they rounded up more people.
"We're taking you to the chicken
coup," their temporary prison.
We'd done nothing
and we'd be released later.
At that point, we felt the full force
of repression from the Danish state,
sanctioned from the world.
We are peaceful.
What are you?
Why do you do that?
It felt like martial law.
It really did.
It felt like we were in a war zone.
And it was...
That element of it was
a really horrible experience.
They'd just got every road block armed
in this direct confrontation.
In that direct confrontation,
there was no winning.
They always have better firepower,
stronger numbers.
They're fully armed,
just like Robocop.
Aimee's been bitten
by a dog off leash.
Then Paul rings.
- Do they know you have this phone?
- No, they don't, no.
- I smuggled it in, in my pants.
- Can you see people in other cages?
Yeah, I can see loads of people.
There are hundreds of people here.
- Hundreds?
- Men and women.
We were trying to go to the People's
Assembly. We got lifted on the way.
The inner wall
has just been ripped up.
The cages are destroyed.
They can't put people in them.
There was this general feeling of,
if we demolish our cells,
they can't hold us physically.
It was a matter of getting
everyone on each side of the cage
to put their back towards
the dividing wall and hold it.
You lift it out of the runner
at the bottom
and you can start shaking it
from side to side.
It snaps all of these jubilee clips
which are holding it at the edge.
You just run in together and
they come and blast you all with mace.
So, gradually, throughout the day,
I went from this position
of being totally gutted
that I had gone to go and participate
in a people's assembly
and been really compliant...
I was angry with myself for being
compliant and being searched.
Then I was arrested for no reason.
.. to a position where I felt like we
were breaking down that process
by asserting our humanity.
Let us all free! Let us all free!
What was quite beautiful about it was,
this was a collaboration
between people from all over Europe
and all over the world.
The chanting and singing
was in every language.
You pick it up as quickly as possible
and try and get everyone chanting it.
It was so powerful to hear complete
indignation about what was going on,
and we had to unify.
After weeks of wrangling, Obama
and his pals cut a back-room deal.
But they couldn't get
the rest of the UN to back it,
leaving the process on hold
until next year.
The left-wing Latin American countries
are denouncing the whole thing.
They are saying that the conference
has been a total failure.
They are saying they want a world
referendum on what should be done.
They are blaming America specifically
and capitalism generally.
I think it's not even...
It can't even be called a deal.
It could be called a cop-out.
Technically, our politicians are meant
to be on our side but they're not.
So I went to Copenhagen to protest
at what was being proposed
by the governments taking part
in the summit, which is carbon trading,
and disrupt that conference.
In doing that,
hopefully, you hoped that...
.. governments would seek another path
to solving climate change,
which wouldn't be
a capital-based money system.
Everything would be solved
because we told them
not to do that and they listened.
- But they didn't listen to you?
- They didn't listen. Of course not.
You say, "Of course not".
Some people would say you knew
it was futile from the beginning.
Of course it was futile.
But sometimes, even when
you know something is futile,
it doesn't mean you shouldn't try,
because you've got to have hope.
If you don't try, then you never know
if you're going to win or lose.
Because you might surprise yourself
Other people might surprise you.
And you've got to try.
A lot of us came back disheartened.
I know I certainly...
.. interestingly, have shifted my
perspective away from climate change,
and realized I need to shout
more loudly about capitalism.
I need to shout much more loudly
about the system,
rather than what the system's doing.
Copenhagen forced me
into that position.
I went there to discuss climate change
and came out discussing capitalism
and state control.
It totally radicalized me.
So, thank you, Copenhagen police
for pushing me into that corner.
Post-capitalism. It's better
than what we've got already.
I'm not sure how to get there,
I'm not sure how it's going to work.
But I think we can give it a go.
You're into post-capitalism,
aren't you? Give it a go.
Vote Sophie Nathan!
- Have you voted?
- Yes.
Good, nice, like it.
Are you pleased with your choice?
- No.
- I wasn't either.
I think they're trying
to trick everybody.
All right, well,
you didn't vote for me, I'm guessing?
I'm standing as an independent,
Sophie Nathan.
I set up my own party
called the Post-Capitalist party
for a life beyond profit and growth.
You never know.
Fingers crossed.
Back out near Heathrow,
Lily and the Plane Stupid crew
are about to try something different.
Today, we're starting the first big
project of Transition Heathrow.
We've taken a piece of land
which was in a state of disrepair.
It's got these beautiful green houses.
We'll have a land clearing weekend.
We're going to get our community down
and get people to decide
what they want to happen here.
I'm a council tax payer.
They're welcome in this village.
The locals have been backing us
in this project.
They keep dropping around
bags of food
and just dropping in blankets
and sleeping bags and everything,
making sure we're warm,
joining us at night.
So everybody's really excited
about what it could become.
When Climate Camp came and these
young people came to support us,
we haven't looked back.
It's the autonomy of a project
like this that makes it direct action.
It's disregarding the existing power
structures and doing it ourselves.
When my life's over,
I hope that my contribution to it
added something positive
rather than took something away.
If you want the future world to be
a certain way, or to be different,
then we should start to pre-figure
that future world in the here and now,
and be the change we want to see.
We've started something
and our hearts are into finishing it.
So we hope we are winning.
If we're not,
we'll take a rain check
and we'll be in there doing something.
- We'll be in there doing something.
- Will it be legal?
It won't be legal.
You can definitely bank on that.
Don't know the meaning of that word.
I want to see a future
where people work together
and create things together and have
control over their workplaces
and their housing and their lives.
That's really important to me.
I don't want to sell my time to people
to do jobs I don't care about to gain
a lifestyle which won't make me happy.
I want to carry on working with people
in this way.
Everything's changed for me
about the future.
If you were going to sum it up
in one word, it's anti-capitalism.
But, for a lot of people,
that doesn't mean anything.
I think what we need to understand
is the connections.
The system that puts profit over
people is the same one driving this.
I can see the end of capitalism
as the only rational solution
to solving climate change.
I've tried thinking and reading
about all sorts of different things.
Every time it comes back
to money and power.
I see capitalism as the epitome
of money and power.
It worries the people
in power what we're saying.
You've got to ask why.
Because it's not threatening
to anyone.
It's asking for a better quality
of life for everyone else.
If capitalism wants to stop that,
then capitalism has to go.
The yield of something is limited
only by your imagination.
A site like this is giving so much
in different ways,
in ways that I didn't think about
before we started talking about it,
like being drawn together
by principles of growing.
They're rebuilding a community
blighted by the threat of the airport.
We're doing a fundraiser
for the Grow Heathrow project,
a thank you to everyone
who's helped set up this project,
who are currently involved
in keeping it all going,
and a way to celebrate how much
we've achieved in such a short time.
Because we couldn't have done it
Yeah, I'm the sous chef.
He's in charge, he's head chef.
I'm just helping out.
So our tale is coming to a close.
But before we say goodbye,
Rowan's got one last story for us.
We had a plan
to shut down Didcot Power Station.
We ended up at four in the morning,
a convoy of maybe 20 of us.
Cycled straight past
security barriers,
split into two groups.
One group was headed
for the coal conveyor belt,
and the other group
headed for the chimney.
I was in the chimney team.
Got to the base of the chimney,
cut the lock off the gate.
We got inside.
We ran up this chimney.
We thought we were being chased.
And it was a spiral staircase,
a square spiral staircase going up.
We had no idea
of how high we were.
It was pitch black.
We only had torches.
You can't see anything.
It's just a void below and above.
It was like, "We're screwed. "
We thought we were halfway up.
And then someone was like,
"I can see stars. "
And we realized we were at the top.
We cheered and it was amazing.
We got out on top
and it was like a flood of endorphins,
an unbelievable feeling.
The police begin removing the
other crew locked on a conveyor belt.
Give me a feeling about
what your intentions are.
- We intend to be here three days.
- Three days?
Any particular reason why three days?
Because that's how much food
we've got.
By day three, the power station
had stopped burning coal.
Their supplies running low,
but mission accomplished,
Rowan and crew came back down
to face the consequences.
So were you making a point
or stopping emissions?
We were doing both.
We were making a point
that this shouldn't be continued.
We were trying to make a point
to RWE NPower,
who owned Didcot Power Station,
that this isn't a good thing to do
and you shouldn't plan to build
new coal firepower stations.
At the same time, we were directly
stopping carbon emissions.
I'm not in the way now.
Are you going to stand up for us?
She's not actually in the way.
You're quite right.
This is what I'm living to do now,
cos it needs to be done.
I hope that doesn't sound nonsense.
It's what life is all about.
There is more to life than
being judged on your ability to shop,
based on an income
and what you've accumulated.
I think we all still agree
that the spirit is still
an important aspect of humanity.
And it's to be expressed and lived,
and I try to do that.
I can't help doing that.
People think "I can't glue or lock on,
I don't want to be arrested. "
It doesn't matter. Get involved.
I started off making tea.
Now I'm just like, "Oh, bloody hell,
come on, let's sit down here. "
If anyone out there is thinking,
"I want to do more", just do it.
Doing something is better
than nothing?
Doing nothing about climate change
makes climate change worse.
So even doing a little something
is better than doing nothing?
And I don't mean "I recycle".
I don't mean that.
I mean civilized disobedience.
Do it.