Chris Hedges: Extinction Rebellion, Part 1

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 9, 2019

Environmental activists argue the only way to stop the impending ecocide is to carry out nonviolent acts of civil disobedience to shut down the capitals of the major industrial countries, crippling commerce and transportation, until the ruling elites are forced to publicly state the truth about climate catastrophe, implement radical measure to halt carbon emissions by 2025 and empower an independent citizens committee to oversee the termination of our 150-year binge on fossil fuels.

The British-based group, Extinction Rebellion, has called for nonviolent acts of civil disobedience on April 15 in capitals around the world to reverse our “one-way track to extinction.” Joining Chris Hedges in a two-part discussion from London is Roger Hallam the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion.

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: Extinction Rebellion, Part 2

An Open Letter to the Environmental Community: Language Matters! by Ralph Nader

Chris Hedges and Dahr Jamail: The End of Ice + The World Will End in Fire by David Swanson

Chris Hedges: The Diseases of Despair at the End of Empire

Our Way Of Life Must Die — Another World Is Possible

We’re Addressing the Climate Crisis the Wrong Way

Extreme Heat Could Make One Third of Planet Uninhabitable + Mass Media Fail to Link Heat Waves and Climate Change

Capitalism is Killing the Planet by Eric Schechter

Someone Tell A Reporter: The Rich Are Destroying The Earth by Paul Street + 20,000 Scientists Warn Human Beings Are On A Collision Course With Nature

The End Of The Road For Capitalism Or For Us All? by William Bowles

Trashing the Planet For Profit by William Bowles