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Started by KizzyK on Apr 11, 2019 7:04:17 PM
Extinction Rebellion

Bit surprised and disappointed if I am honest to find so little engagement with this on here. Here’s a good article in the Financial Times about what we are up to to try and wake people the fuck up as to how utterly serious things are right now, more important than bloody Brexit by a loooong way. Those of you in London next week might want to revisist your travel plans.

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Apr 2019 19:46:08 (#1 of 560)

Can't access that. Sounds frooby though. Good luck.

TommyDGNR8 - 11 Apr 2019 19:47:33 (#2 of 560)

Logo's quite fascist-y

HouseOfLametta - 11 Apr 2019 19:48:43 (#3 of 560)

Nice start, telling us how disappointed you are.

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Apr 2019 19:50:08 (#4 of 560)

I'm disappointed.

HouseOfLametta - 11 Apr 2019 19:51:05 (#5 of 560)

I’m not angry.

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Apr 2019 19:52:19 (#6 of 560)

You should be with those photos being circulated.

lammaMia - 11 Apr 2019 19:54:06 (#7 of 560)

Paywall link makes me wanna google.

AlanII - 11 Apr 2019 19:56:43 (#8 of 560)

Kizzy is right but, in the absence of a Brexit solution, the UK will be incapable of acting. This shit is far beyond the realms of individual action now.

KizzyK - 12 Apr 2019 00:01:15 (#9 of 560)

Tommy the logo is an hourglass to represent time running out, how is that fascistic??! The whole movement is resolutely non violent, we get training in non violent direct action before taking part in anything.

KizzyK - 12 Apr 2019 00:09:02 (#10 of 560)

HoL, well sorry but I am genuinely puzzled and disappointed! Its not the first thread or conversation I’ve tried to start about it here and its the first time anyone has engaged at all so...

Given we are genuinely and unequivocally staring down a route heading rapidly to extinction, its gobsmacking to me that smart people in a discussion forum like this aren’t at the very least debating the chances of getting aims like Ecocide recognised at the Hague as a crime so we can start really going after the big polluters, fracking companies, ecosystem destroyers etc.

I’m kind of afraid to ask but is it that everyone is a climate change denier or just plain uninterested in what is heading our wa? Because all the evidence shows we really really don’t have very much time to be dealing with this now.

MaryMC - 12 Apr 2019 00:13:19 (#11 of 560)

I think a lot of people are simply resigned to it, and don't believe we can do much about it.

KizzyK - 12 Apr 2019 00:20:36 (#12 of 560)

But we can, we literally have ALL the tools to do something about it, it is inaction which is going to do for us!

I just don’t get it, its going to be a fucking shitty way for all of us to get old, starvation and hunger stalking the earth as crops fail, billions of climate refugees, etc etc, don’t people want to try and put that off or prevent it?

uranrising - 12 Apr 2019 05:11:24 (#13 of 560)


Could you provide some quotations from the FT link for those of us who cannot get past the paywall, please?


tasselhoff - 12 Apr 2019 06:51:46 (#14 of 560)

Mary, we're not helpless in this world. Plant trees!

that may sound flippant, but it's positive action that does help.

HouseOfLametta - 12 Apr 2019 07:01:15 (#15 of 560)

Tommy the logo is an hourglass to represent time running out, how is that fascistic

It looks like the two halves of a swastika reversed.

browserbutton - 12 Apr 2019 07:08:42 (#16 of 560)

Or 50% of an Iron Cross.

HouseOfLametta - 12 Apr 2019 07:32:21 (#17 of 560)

Or the “flash and circle”

But apart from that.

thisonehasalittlehat - 12 Apr 2019 07:54:14 (#18 of 560)

I'm a vegetarian. I don't drive. I don't fly. The three major contributors to global warming.

What do you do?

browserbutton - 12 Apr 2019 07:55:54 (#19 of 560)

I'd like to tell all Chinese households not to want fridges.

thisonehasalittlehat - 12 Apr 2019 07:59:44 (#20 of 560)

Part of the problem here is that many people think using a cotton shopping bag or recycling their wine bottles makes any difference at all. If you are serious about saving the environment stop eating meat, stop flying away on holidays and stop driving. If you can't do that, fine, but stop with the moral superiority on the internet.

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