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Jarvis Cocker has written an essay supporting the People's Climate March

20 September 2014, 10:47 | Written by Laurence Day

Writing in the Creative Time Reports, Jarvis Cocker has penned a galvanising essay on the disproportionality of wealth and power as well as this weekend's hot-button topic - no, not Scotland - the environment.

Writing ahead of the People's Climate March in New York City this Sunday (21 September), the Pulp mainman made a raft of wry comments and valid points:

Exactly when did “government for the people” become “government of the people”? When did the function of government change from public service to crowd control? From protector to pimp?

The People’s Climate March this Sunday is important. Because governments won’t put the case for action on climate change too strongly—no, that might be interpreted as being “anti-business.” It might dissuade corporations from building factories in countries that sign on to climate agreements. It might be harmful to THE ECONOMY. So once again it will be left to ordinary people to point out the blindingly obvious fact that destroying the place you live in is not a good idea. It really isn’t. And the powers that be would do well to heed the cold, hard truth that there are more of us than them, that we are heartily sick and tired of being ignored.

That’s not a threat, you understand. I just thought I’d point it out.

Yep, it’s “once more unto the streets, dear friends” (you know you want to, really), and I would like to suggest that you dance your way along the route. Much more fun than marching.

You can read the whole essay here (or here), and find more information about the march here.

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