I have been thinking about Extinction Rebellion (XR) quite a lot lately. I do have some qualms.
The UK group Class War from about 30 years ago always gave the impression of being a State invention so I would really hope that we’re not seeing a replay here. But apparently XR (UK) has only raised 82k GBP so far and that really should have run out many months ago. This group on the other hand has all the appearance of being well funded (offices, flyers, nice webpage). So I’m far from convinced that hope is going to be adequate here.
I like my organizations to have grass roots.
Heiko (I’ve never heard of him before an hour ago) has some interesting things to say in this interview and I like how the interviewer (I assume that this is Rashid Nix) changes from skepticism initially to comradeship by the end of the interview;