XR & the Police – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.7
By Extinction Rebellion Podcast
Sunday, 20 October
Extinction Rebellion have always had a controversial relationship with the police.
During the April Rebellion, there were chants of "we love you" and a practice of liaising with the police before actions.
During the October rebellion, this relationship became much more conflictual.
This episode tracks those changes and is a prelude to a more in depth podcast, coming this winter.
Speakers include Sian Berry (Co-Leader of the Green Party), George Monbiot (The Guardian Columnist), Rupert Read (Extinction Rebellion Spokesperson), XR lawyers, and XR disabled rebels.
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 create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
Presenter / Producer - Lucy Evans
Additional production help - Marijn van de Geer, Jessica Townsend
Editors - Dave Stitch, Lucy Evans
Social Media Producer - Barney Weston