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Global Newsletter #39

Dear rebels, Since its inception, a central goal of our movement has been to bring thousands of people from all walks of life out onto the streets, day after day, to peacefully engage in civil disobedience. This is how we wooed the world’s media, shifted public consciousness, and brought complacent government representatives to the table. Now Covid has brought that tactic to a temporary, yet possibly lengthy, close. The streets of our capitals are no longer a safe place for mass protest, however noble the cause. But us rebels are a restless and ingenious lot! This issue we report on…

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XR Unchained 14

6 MAY | Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece Every night since May 6, rebels and other environmental activists have held a socially distanced vigil outside the Greek parliament building.  They are demanding the withdrawal of a new law, the so-called ‘Modernization of the Environmental Legislation’, which XR Hellas (Greece) says “effectively withdraws environmental regulations so that new ‘investments’ can be made that will destroy the country’s environment for the sake of short-term profit.” The law permits oil exploration in the Ionian Sea, the Epirus region, the Corinthian Gulf and Crete. It legalises previously banned construction in forests, wetlands and streams,…

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Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 11 – “Less is More”, with Jason Hickel

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic We live in a society addicted to growth, yet on a planet with finite resources. Something needs to give. The Extinction Rebellion Podcast talks to a star of the degrowth movement, Jason Hickel. Jason is an academic and the author of The Divide and the upcoming book, Less is More: Why Degrowth Will Save the World. Presenters – Jessica Townsend, Will Producer / Editor – Bill Leuty Social Media Producer – Barney Weston Listen to the latest episode of the Extinction Rebellion Podcast. View Extinction Rebellion’s…

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