KEEP IT CIVIL (AND DISOBEDIENT): the power of non-violent direct action



In this episode:

Is mobilising 3.5% of the population all it takes to achieve political change? As Extinction Rebellion continue their latest action in London, we’re talking about the ideas behind non-violent civil disobedience.

We hear from some of those involved in Extinction Rebellion, before spokesperson Zion Lights talks us through their theory of change. Historian Talat Ahmed explains Gandhi’s approach to civil disobedience and how this has inspired movements since. And Serbian activist Srdja Popovic tells us about the principles of effective non-violent strategy that he teaches to campaigners around the world.


Zion Lights (@ziontree), Extinction Rebellion spokesperson

Dr Talat Ahmed, history lecturer at University of Edinburgh and author of ‘Mohandas Gandhi: Experiments in Civil Disobedience’

Srdja Popovic (@SrdjaPopovic), founder of the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies

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Extinction Rebellion

History of civil disobedience

Joel Pearce