october

XR & the Police – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.7

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Extinction Rebellion have always had a controversial relationship with the police. During the April Rebellion, there were chants of “we love you” and a practice of liaising with the police before actions. During the October rebellion, this relationship became much more conflictual. This episode tracks those changes and is a prelude to a more in depth podcast, coming this winter. Speakers include Sian Berry (Co-Leader of the Green Party), George Monbiot (The Guardian Columnist), Rupert Read (Extinction Rebellion Spokesperson), XR lawyers, and…

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Doctors for XR – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.6

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW 700 health professionals have joined Doctors for Extinction Rebellion. Why are these pillars of the community willing to take part in civil disobedience, risk arrest, and, for some, glue themselves to government departments? Because, as the GPs in this episode of the Extinction Rebellion Podcast make clear, the climate and ecological emergency is also an impending public health catastrophe. You can learn more about Doctors for Extinction Rebellion here. You can view Extinction Rebellion’s three demands here. Listen to Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special…

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Changing the curriculum – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.5

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW At the heart of October 2019’s International Rebellion in London, as with any other rebellion, are Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) Youth. Listen to the day they marched to the Department of Education and demanded a curriculum that meets the unique challenges of this Planetary Emergency. We then speak to Ruth Shallcross, from XR educators, about why she thinks the curriculum needs changing and what those changes might look like. There is strong language in this episode. You can read more about the Learning Rebellion…

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BBC Tell the Truth – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.4

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) first demand is that the government and media ‘tell the truth’ about the climate and ecological emergency. In pursuit of this, on Friday the 11th of October 2019, hundreds of XR activists descended on the BBC’s HQ at Broadcasting House in London. In this episode, the Extinction Rebellion Podcast explores the motives of those activists and why pressure is growing on the BBC and all broadcasters and media outlets to radically improve their coverage of what the IPCC declares is…

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Writers Rebel – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.2

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW On Friday the 11th October 2019, from 5-9pm in Trafalgar Square (London), Extinction Rebellion will be launching Writers Rebel, an initiative to encourage writers to address the climate emergency in their work. In this episode we first speak to Writers Rebel organisers and novelists, James Miller (who wrote Lost Boys and Sunshine State), Monique Roffrey (whose novel Archipelago won the OCM Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature), and Chloe Aridjis, (who wrote Book of Clouds, was guest curator at Tate Liverpool, and has been awarded a…

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Reclaiming the Streets – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.1

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW The Extinction Rebellion Podcast is back with a series of podlets (mini podcasts) from October 2019’s International Rebellion in London. On Monday the 7th, Extinction Rebellion managed to take 11 sites across the city. Our first podlet is a snapshot of that – reclaiming the streets. Hear from the people who were there and part of a speech by Weyman Bennett, from Stand Up To Racism. You can view Extinction Rebellion’s three demands here. Listen to our fifth Extinction Rebellion podcast, ‘Regenerative Culture’, featuring…

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