November 6, 2019

NEW WORK: Talking Protest with George Monbiot

George Monbiot shares with us his thoughts about peaceful protests. Which have erupted across the world, highlighting why people are taking to the streets to show how they feel about government inaction around the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

Monbiot talks to us about his newfound optimism surrounding activism, he discussed his admiration for groups such as Extinction Rebellion and the Youth Climate Strike and how the combination of the young and elders together creates hope.

He also discusses the role of the police and the effect of how these highly emotional protests could be effecting them personally, seeing past the authority and uniforms to uncover the human side to their story.

In 2017, George Monbiot won a prestigious SEAL Environmental Journalism Award for his work at the publication and at the October 2019 he joined Extinction Rebellion putting himself forward for arrest.

Other inspiring tidbits 

What do the police really think of Extinction Rebellion? And why did a former police officer sacrifice his civil liberty by being arrested in support of them?

40,000 deaths per year from climate change in the UK will continue to rise: We meet with the doctors raising the alarm about the climate and ecological emergency.

The worlds most badass Grandpa strikes back! Phil Kingston engages in some high stakes protesting on behalf of the planet’s future, armed with just a peanut butter sandwich.