Glastonbury Special - Extinction Rebellion Podcast
By Extinction Rebellion Podcast
Thursday, 4 July
The Extinction Rebellion Podcast is back with a special, soaking up the atmosphere from 2019's Glastonbury Festival.
We start with Sir David Attenborough's Sunday afternoon appearance on the pyramid stage, praising the festival for going plastic free!
Then, we move to Thursday afternoon, where the XR procession ended with a mass assembly of the Extinction symbol.
From the park stage, you can hear rapper Dizraeli and the Kichwa Amazonian Shaman, activist and Wisdom Keeper, Kurukundi.
Then, after his appearance at the speakers forum, we spoke to political economist, writer, and coordinator of the Rapid Transition Alliance, Andrew Simms.
Finally you can hear journalist Sue Wheat's interview with Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis.
Extinction Rebellion has three demands.
1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
3) Beyond Politics - Government must crate and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
With thanks to Sue Wheat.
Presenter / Producers - Lucy Evans, Elly Lazarides
Editor - Lucy Evans
Producer - Jessica Townsend
Social Media Producer - Barney Weston