On Friday 15 June, London will experience its first ever Carnival of Dirt, a carnival like no other. More than 30 activist groups from London and around the world have come together to highlight the illicit deeds of mining and extraction companies.
Propped up by our pensions schemes, these corporations evade millions in taxation and are protected by our government despite their labour and human right abuses, financial and environmental crimes.
A unique day of action is being planned, bringing together people across generations and causes, political ideals and continents. Come, link arms with those who have had their lands stolen, their governments corrupted, their people turned against each other, their environments poisoned. Show solidarity with those still paying with their lives for resisting.
Breakfast – 11am St Paul’s
A ceremony to celebrate those who stand up against the mining and extraction corporations and to remember those who have died for doing so. The full funeral cortege – with Congolese choir and New Orleans funeral jazz band – will bring their message to one of the institutions most responsible for these practices, the London Stock Exchange. Come dressed in black to remember the dead.
Lunch – 2pm
A picnic and teach out where people can share food and listen to experts describing the effects of these industries and their impact on global inequality.
Dinner – Assemble at The Embankment at 6pm
A party in the legendary style of Reclaim the Streets, to celebrate the global movement that is moving to end corporatocracy, end a global economic system that is unjust, unsustainable and undemocratic, end the unnecessary and failing austerity measures and bring about a fairer, more equal and sustainable world for all.
Expect surprises from the Carnival family. Get involved at the http://www.carnivalofdirt.org/.