We do not have the power of the press or law, police or courts.
Their power is a system of glass ceilings.
But power comes in many forms
As a voter, our power is in our vote, so we vote
As an eater, our power is in our survival, or we go on hunger strike
As a worker, our power is in our labour, so we remove that and strike
As a name, our power is in our numbers, so we petition
As a physical body, our power is in our space, so we march and occupy
As a consumer, our power is in our footfall and wallet, so we boycott
As a promoter, our power is in our venue, so we No Platform
I do not always agree with No Platforming, in fact quite often I think it’s worth ignoring.
But No Platforming someone with power and privilege isn’t free speech censoring.
I believe it’s an instance to show of what little power we might have in whatever circumstances.
Never shut down a debate, never shut down a discussion.
But be aware of what power we have to fight oppression.