Here’s an interview I conducted a few days ago (Oct 9) with a 80+ year old climate activist in Trafalgar Square, London.
Frank’s family went through the Holocaust, he’s been campaigning for climate action for 30 years, and he’s proud his son is going to be arrested in a direct action with Extinction Rebellion (XR).
Last spring, XR catalyzed what’s been called “the biggest mass protest of the generation” in London. It resulted in 1,100 arrests for non-violent, civil disobednece.
A few days ago, Oct 7, there was an even bigger one, and in cities around the world. They’ve already zoomed past that 1,100 number.