2 min – the question is not what needs to happen and what the problems are.. the question is how do things change..
ie: short bp
what we’re doing in extinction rebellion is saying.. it’s time to come together and express our power.. it shouldn’t be left to politicians
we have to do it together.. there are ways that people can have a voice.. we want to have a citizens assembly
we have to listen deeper than that.. ie: tech as it could be.. listening to every voice.. every day..
adding page this day:
Extinction Rebellion (@ExtinctionR) tweeted at 4:21 AM – 23 Apr 2019 :
“Welcome to the rebellion” part of a series of films you’ll see coming out of what the #InternationalRebellion of #ExtinctionRebellion have been doing and what they stand for. This is a taster from the first days of this latest set of actions. https://t.co/yoMfdg9kTO (http://twitter.com/ExtinctionR/status/1120633810398449665?s=17)
graeber on it earlier:
I was sick as a dog when this was filmed (yesterday) but I guess it came out not so bad
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/davidgraeber/status/1085656202971734023
13 min – we make it just about trump or putin
30 min – yellow jackets – shows just how of touch – nobody has any idea what these guys are like
34 min – i’m trying to figure out what’s going on w extinction rebellion
37 min – everyone says occupy failed.. but it changed people’s expectations of what movement could be like.. political common sense is fundamentally changed.. the anarchist program now normalist
via jason hickel:
The @ExtinctionR and the #climatestrike are among the most important movements of our century. It is vital that we vocally reject media efforts to cast them as crazy. They are not. They are imminently sane and indeed more aligned with science and reason than our politicians are.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jasonhickel/status/1120014262683013121
via george monbiot:
This is the end of the beginning. Look out for the next stage in the most audacious, intelligent and successful protests Britain has seen for many years. Massive kudos to #ExtinctionRebellion @ExtinctionR https://t.co/V1Ly5Z3XzM
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GeorgeMonbiot/status/1121088359089221634
Non-violent direct action and civil disobedience for action on climate breakdown and ecological collapse.
Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a socio-political movement which uses nonviolent resistance to avert climate breakdown, halt biodiversity loss, and minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse.
Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 with about one hundred academics signing a call to action in support in October 2018, and launched at the end of October by Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook, Simon Bramwell, and other activists from the campaign group Rising Up! In November 2018 various acts of civil disobedience were carried out in London. In an ongoing action, in April 2019 XR occupied four prominent sites in central London: Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and the area around Parliament Square.
Citing inspiration from grassroots movements such as Occupy, Gandhi’s independence movement, the suffragettes, and Martin Luther King and others in the civil rights movement, Extinction Rebellion wants to rally support worldwide around a common sense of urgency to tackle climate breakdown. A large number of activists in the movement have pledged to be arrested, and even to go to prison, similar to the mass arrest tactics of the Committee of 100 in 1961.
Its logo uses the circled hourglass extinction symbol
we really are at a crossroads.. we’ve got to make something more beautiful/connected/local
Jamie Kelsey Fry (@JamieKelseyFry) tweeted at 5:40 AM – 1 May 2019 :
Here’s @davidgraeber in the @nytimes on the phenomenon that is #ExtinctionRebellion fantastic piece that ends with suggesting that the country that started the carbon disaster may have birthed the movement to turn the disaster around https://t.co/AUGU5RPoSd (http://twitter.com/JamieKelseyFry/status/1123552699444801536?s=17)
To many of us, pretty much anything seems better than carrying on as usual, unto disaster. If ever a time called for grand visions, this is it..t
Yet politicians almost everywhere seem unable to think beyond the next election.
The last 30 years or so have seen a kind of war on the very idea of visionary politics. Where ’60s rebels called for “all power to the imagination,” the consensus of the opinion makers who took over as those social movements sputtered has been precisely the opposite: The very idea of unleashing the human imagination on political life, we are consistently told, can lead only to economic misery, if not the gulag.
If real passion and vision are necessary, they will have to come from outside the system..t
one thing that seems clear is that refusal to engage in this kind of imaginative exercise is the real danger..t
Prolekult (@ProlekultFilms) tweeted at 9:32 AM – 3 May 2019 :
Extinction Rebellion were giving out an arrest guide which told activists that there is a very low risk of violence in prison and that prison officers are friendly. Now that activists are in jail or facing charges, they have quietly deleted this drivel. https://t.co/LpWc2DGdcr (http://twitter.com/ProlekultFilms/status/1124335873447870464?s=17)
via graeber rt
Michel Bauwens (@mbauwens) tweeted at 4:52 AM – 14 May 2019 :
Escaping extinction through paradigm shift – INSURGE intelligence – Medium https://t.co/HGyKpqlt8p
The UN IPBES global assessment: planet is currently experiencing 2,500 conflicts over fossil fuels, water, food and land (http://twitter.com/mbauwens/status/1128251788891688960?s=17)
The sensation of paralysis is therefore not just a psychological artifact. It’s the internal experience of the systemic dysfunction playing out in the world.. there is something fundamentally wrong.. but right now there is no wider strategy..
begs a nother way