Live Rebel Radio re-launches for the Impossible Rebellion
August 24, 2021 by Jessica Townsend XR News
Listen live every Tuesday and Friday at 11am for the rest of the rebellion | Catch up or listen again on Rebel Radio’s Mixcloud
Rebel Radio hosts are dusting off their LIVE broadcasting skills after a year and a half of pre-recorded shows due to COVID. Marijn van de Geer said: ‘I can’t tell you how amazing it is to be back live in the studio after the restrictions and over a year of Zooms. Three-dimensional people rock!!’
Don’t miss the new-improved live rebellion shows between 11am and 12 noon on Tuesdays and Fridays, hosted by Marijn van de Geer and Jessica Townsend, who together founded the XR Podcast.
First Show Back
The issues covered in the first show were citizen’s assemblies, the pernicious delayism of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, and finally Zero Hour, the new name for the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill campaign.
Kathy Conn from XR’s Citizens’ Assembly Working Group (CAWG) explained the workings of a citizen’s assembly, perhaps the least understood of Extinction Rebellion’s demands. She explained how they differ from a jury system and talked about examples from this and other countries.
Then Marijn and co-presenter Jessica Townsend talked about the Tufton Street court case on October 28th this year, and the nefarious way that the Global Warming Policy Foundation have ramped up their activities this year before COP26. In particular, they have been placing articles in the right-wing press to say carbon net zero is too expensive and most recently that blue hydrogen might be a good way to replace natural gas. Funnily enough the biggest fan of this approach is Gazprom.
The show ended with an interview with Sarah Lunnon and Anna Hyde from Zero Hour about the MPs and councils that are now supporting the CEE Bill.
Don’t miss Friday’s show which will in which XR Scientists will discuss their Shell Campaign focussing on the Science Museum, and Tom Hardy from Media Tell The Truth talking about denialism in the papers, plus an update from XR Youth Solidarity’s internal coordinator, Sara.