Shared June 27, 2019
Disagreements about the role of violence in political movements is at least as old as those movements. Extinction Rebellion have tried to short cut such discussions through reference to a piece of research they suggest shows non-violent movements are twice as successful in achieving their objectives. In this episode of We Only Want the Earth I examine what this paper actually claims and use this as a way to talk about non-violence and recent radical political movements.
It's a journey that will take us through the research paper itself to the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement, the murderous state repression of Bloody Sunday 1972, Reclaim the Streets and the summit protests of the early 2000s to argue that simplified versions of tactical debates around non-violence are worse than useless and do nothing to prepare XR activists for the years of struggle ahead.
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EXTINCTION REBELLION FOUNDER ROGER HALLAM - Long Interview
The Nonsense Politics of PragerU | Big Joel
Fighting with non-violence | Scilla Elworthy
How NON-VIOLENCE protects the STATE (Peter Gelderloos)
Harvey Weinstein: The fall of the king of Hollywood
Leading in a Climate Changed World - with Dr Gail Bradbrook | Extinction Rebellion
XR Talks | Roger Hallam | Non-Violent Direct Action - Extinction Rebellion
Cocos Island - The mysterious island in the Pacific
Will Germany's car industry survive? | DW Documentary
Extinction Rebellion - questions & criticisms
'Heading for Extinction' - Oxford Extinction Rebellion talk with George Monbiot and friends.
The Collapse of the American Empire?
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‘All of us are in danger’: John Pilger delivers warning from Julian Assange
Devil's Island : Colonies of the Condemned
DAVID ICKE - WHO WERE THE 9/11 HIJACKERS? | London Real
Act as if the Truth is Real - Extinction Rebellion
Do This To Completely HEAL Your Body and Mind | Marisa Peer