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The evolution of Extinction Rebellion

04.08.2020
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In its first year of existence, XR transformed the global conversation around the climate crisis. But then it was gripped by internal conflicts about its next steps. Can the movement reinvent itself for the post-pandemic world? By Matthew TaylorIn November 2017, Roger Hallam looked up from his cup of tea in a central London cafe and made a bold prediction. He had been walking me through the principles behind a new air pollution campaign he was organising, which involved small groups of activists blocking some of London's busiest junctions, when he paused, mid-sentence. "Of course, this is just small-scale stuff compared to what is coming," Hallam said. "The scale of the ecological crisis is a different thing. It is going to change everything."The air pollution campaign, Stop Killing Londoners, had yet to gain traction with politicians or the media, but Hallam didn't seem too concerned. He explained that it was partly being used to "road-test" civil disobedience tactics. "Within a year or so we will have thousands of people on the streets, blocking large parts of central London for days on end," he said. "Hundreds will be arrested and the government will be forced to sit down and tell the truth about the climate emergency." Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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