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Helen Callaghan - 18 Aug 2019
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If we can mobilise several hundred people, that will create the mass mobilisation we need.

Extinction Rebellion co-founder doesn’t mince his words over the level of action that he thinks we need to take in order to prevent the climate emergency that is becoming an immediate and serious threat to our way of life. He suggests that immediate action can bring about “the biggest transformation in world history which in turn might have an outside chance of preventing social breakdown in the short term and extinction in the middle term.”

Roger says “I have been spending the summer doing talks to recruit people who are willing to go to prison through closing down Heathrow” he announces, as he ups the ante with a clear and heartfelt rallying call to action.

"There is an understandable tendency to assume XR is just a movement rather than an emergency mobilisation which will require thousands of people to go to prison and be arrested in the next 12 months in order to be in the ballpark of triggering the biggest transformation in world history which in turn might have an outside chance of preventing social breakdown in the short term and extinction in the middle term. “Emergency means prison” is probably the best title I can use for the Campfire talk to stand a chance of blowing people away.

"This may sound a bit full-on but I have to focus my time on the highest leverage activity and filling the jails is a total game changer and will stop the 3rd runway this autumn if we can mobilise several hundred people and that will create the mass mobilisation we need to create a national crisis in October.

 

Come and listen to Roger’s story and many more insights at Campout 2019: 
WHEN: Saturday 31st August at 1100
WHERE:  Trailblazers Tent

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite 

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