Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Protesters Targeted Carbon Offset Companies

From UK Indymedia
Successful 24 hours of climate action culminates in an action blitz

..."The targets of the action blitz include carbon offset companies which were occupied by protesters dressed as red herrings."

The Oxford Mail had a photographer on the scene.
Sadly, the picture shows only three herring, vividly demonstrating the human-wrought devastation of the Red Herring's habitat.

No more the great herds of Red Herring thundering around the Oxford plain. They have been reduced to small populations in the City and on Wall Street where they are referred to dismissively as S-1's.

Actually this "don' be a fool, stay in school" sentence from Wikipedia impressed me (and this set-up allowed me to get don into an oxford story)
"Atlantic herring are world famous for their huge schools, often numbering in the hundreds of thousands or even millions. One recorded enormous school covered 4 km² in area and reportedly had more than 4 billion fish."