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Common Nonsense

Extinction Rebellion’s cofounder Roger Hallam wants a mass revolt against climate change. But while his new book calls for activists to engage in “disruption” against politicians, it offers no blueprint for the workers who have the power to transform the economic structures that created our climate crisis.

In November 2018, thousands of activists shut down five of London’s main bridges, and suddenly “Extinction Rebellion” (ER) exploded in the news. ER describes itself as a decentralized, nonviolent civil disobedience network in revolt against the British state for its failure to address the climate crisis: “The ‘social contract’ has been broken, and it is […]

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