'There are a lot of things happening on our planet you wouldn’t really think are funny, but that doesn’t mean we can’t laugh about them. Laughter helps us cope with the chaos, and being willing to joke about sensitive issues can make them easier to discuss collectively. Laughter is a universal language that can bring people together in even the most divisive circumstances.
If we’re going to resist the handful of corporate elites making decisions that hurt us all and devastate the planet we live on, we might as well keep a sense of humor about it. This is exactly what anti-fracking activists did in Washington, at an encampment they built over train tracks on which fracking materials are transported.
Halting the Transport of Fracking Sand
Kyle Swenson at The Washington Post reported on Nov. 29 that twelve days earlier, activists set up camp at the intersection of Jefferson Street SE and Seventh Avenue in Olympia, Washington. They built their encampment on two sets of train tracks with the goal of halting the transport of ceramic proppants – a substance akin to sand that’s used for fracking.'
Read more: Humour In Activism: Washington Protesters Temporarily Stop Fracking
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