Last Saturday the Copenhageners marched against the internet cancer that is ACTA (short for Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). If you haven't heard about it already, don't feel bad, it was designed to go below the radar. The whole thing is too big and nasty to get into here, so I will leave you some links below, if you should want to investigate further. Suffice it to say that nothing about this has changed my opinion on politicians, if anything it has been reinforced.
It was somewhat disappointing to me that it seemed to be the same crowd that always speak up. What is with the apathy? Where are "the people", moms and dads, students? Are they fine with the prospect of random internet providers surveilling their every move, and acting like the police? Or are they afraid to get trapped like the hundreds of innocent people during the COP15 climate talks, arrested for simply being there?
These events are not surprisingly where you find the coolest bikes.
(never mind people, I just want to shoot their bikes)
Copenhagen is mid bike raid, a week-long fest to celebrate the grotesque new and disproportionate increased fines for bicyclists. I could say so much about that, but I am exhausted right now. Just be happy that you are not a cyclist in Copenhagen these days. Riding your bike like a normal person, you could easily be breaking a law that makes no sense (.) anywhere else in Europe. And it will cost you somewhere between 700-1000 crowns (US$ 125-180). Per count. Oh, and during the big bike raid, you would think they at least cleared a few bike thefts, no? No. No financial gain in that, sorry.
The next words out of me will be happy, I promise. Haha.
Links on ACTA: