"Too many people make too much money out of destroying the world"
Inspirational speaker Roger Hallam has agreed to come and talk at Campfire's summer Campout (Frome, August 28-September 1)
In this recent interview he talks about the days of the 'standard model' of conventional campaigning being over, discusses the strategies that will work for Extinction Rebellion ahead of their April International Rebellion action. "We've realised it's not going to change because too many people are making too much money out of destroying the world"
"We need to go to London and disrupt the lives of the rich and powerful"
"We have to find a method of struggle which is going to deal with that in the most optimal way. Our civil resistance model will combine being non-violent and super-disruptive at the same time."
"The beauty of the civil resistance model is that whatever they do, we've already won"
Hallam has studied how social movements form, how they disintegrate and what factors lead to enduring success. "You have to get serious and look at the history and the science of it"
After the recent student strikes for climate breakdown, Hallam also stresses that social activists need to faciliatate, to demonstrate the principles of non-violent protest and through training.
Recorded at King's College, London [15.02.2019]
The 10 Working Principles of Extinction Rebellion https://Rebellion.Earth/who-we-are/#p...
- 1. We have a shared vision of change
- 2. We set our mission on what is necessary
- 3. We need a re-generative culture
- 4. We hopefully challenge ourselves, and this toxic system
- 5. We value reflection and learning
- 6. We welcome everyone, and every part of everyone into Extinction Rebellion
- 7. We actively mitigate for power
- 8. We avoid blaming and shaming
- 9. We are a non-violent movement
- 10. We are based on autonomy and de-centralization
"Come the spring, regenerated, prepared, and ready, the Rebellion's first leaves will break through the soil and into the light.
On April 15th we are calling for a global week of Rebellion, with independent local XR groups taking to the streets to demand decisive action on climate change and ecological collapse.
Details to come in due time. We'll see you on the streets, rebels."
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