with Chris Hedges
RT America on Mar 16, 2019
Some 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 the second part of a two-part discussion from London is Roger Hallam, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion.
From the archives:
Chris Hedges: Extinction Rebellion, Part 1
An Open Letter to the Environmental Community: Language Matters! by Ralph Nader
Chris Hedges: The Issue Before Us is Death
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
The Tools Of Nonviolent Struggle Should Never Lose Their Edge
Beyond Voting by Howard Zinn + What Else You Can Do: 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action by David Swanson
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
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There is no issue more important than this – without a livable environment – we are all dead and all other issues are moot.
It’s certainly a well argued position and a growing force here in the UK where Brexit has eviscerated our capacity to be politically effective. I think the important point is that it focuses the necessary coalition of passions that are gaining general strategic support. Interestingly where I live in the South West, it is attracting older folk, especially those who support the climate school strike, and who also understand the real scale and scope of the planetary pollution crisis.
Nice to hear from you again, David.
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