Extinction Rebellion (XR) say we are in a climate emergency, and that the authorities have failed to respond adequately. Founded only in 2018, it is now a global mass movement.
So what role does XR play in the wider environmental movement? Despite being a mass movement, is XR really inclusive? And what can other change makers learn from how quickly XR has shifted the dial?
In this special edition of Social Power, recorded right in the midst of the ‘October Uprising,’ we speak to protesters blocking roads in central London, and discuss the movement with Chloe Coradetti from XR, Rashid Nix, a community activist and member of the Green Party, and Alasdair Roxborough from Friends of the Earth.If you would like to learn more about how social change works and campaigning we hold regular training with expert campaigners, for more information visit our website and sign up to our newsletter: https://smk.org.uk/newsletter/. You can also follow the Sheila McKechnie Foundation @smkcampaigners for regular news.