@aadil This is new. Sept 27 was the date of #EarthStrike . Is this just a rebranding or is it a separate organizing push from the #FridaysForFuture folks?

What makes this different from Earth Strike, and how will it avoid the core issues plaguing ES?

@socalledunitedstates

The website says it’s sponsored by 350.org, and it seems pretty clear it’s piggy-backing on the Earth Strike event. As far as I see it, it’s an initiative of 350 to collect email addresses while cheerleading the Earth Strike ‘event’.

On a different note, I’s be curious to know what ’core issues’ you speak of with ES, as I don’t really follow these campaigns.

@aadil

@wion It actually couldn't tell that it was connected with Earth Strike. In fact I wouldn't even know Earth Strike existed as a parallel effort if @socalledunitedstates hadn't mentioned it

@aadil

You are correct. I was confusing ‘Earth’ and ‘Climate on the Strike. :)

But it is a 350.org initiative, and it still looks like a strategic move on their part to glean some of the spotlight, or vice versa. (Why September?)

That’s not a bad thing, per se, but I do find a lot of these enviro action communities very brand-conscience, social media loving, and spotlight hungry. That’s how the world is now, I guess.

@socalledunitedstates

@wion Yeah I'm noticing some of that in my local group as well; using activism to build personal/organizational brands. Hoping it fades away once the community gets more active @socalledunitedstates

@socalledunitedstates can't confirm if it's a separate organizing effort. I first saw it in a subreddit and then saw it linked in this Guardian article.

It's gained some traction locally, too. There's a group of 200 coordinating in my city (Karachi, Pakistan), and two other cities have their own separate groups too.

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