@GreenandBlack harder to convince people in an isolated community that the social consequences of organizing are worth it. Idk how to address this but like not ignoring or downplaying the consequences that can come with going against your community can go along Way. I think theres a tendency to be like “it’ll be fine” but there’s a good chance it won’t be, depending on the cause.
An oil company was going to start looking at drilling off the Welsh coast very recently, but then a number of Welsh XR groups began organising protests frantically (they had two weeks of notice), and got in touch with Greenpeace, and they managed to make the oil company pull out because of the threat they posed. They didn't ever actively protest, the noise around the potential drilling they created was enough. For more general meetings, I believe Wales has a high proportion of strong left wing folks, and people meet in others' houses and organise small scale protests and activities. It works well enough for them.
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