Our Times 3

Dorothy Settles

  • Extinction Rebellion: ‘Shifting the zeitgeist’ through mass arrests

    Protest action that incurs the risk of mass arrest is a central part of the Extinction Rebellion movement, whose guiding philosophy is rooted in previous grassroots civil disobedience models, such as the civil rights and women’s suffrage movements. The rationale is that causing mass disruption in urban centres and overwhelming criminal justice systems is the only way to force the government to listen.

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