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Changing the Game - Amsterdam 2022

What can anarchists learn from Extinction Rebellion?

Workshop
Location Ru Paré

Chris Lebeaustraat 4
Amsterdam

Right from the very beginning XR has been met with a lot of criticism from people involved in radical politics. At the same nobody can deny XR's success in getting tens of thousands of people involved in direct action. So let's reverse the question: what can anarchists and other radicals learn from Extinction Rebellion?

Right from the very beginning XR has been met with a lot of criticism from people involved in radical politics. At a previous 2.Dh5 Festival in 2020, for instance, there was a workshop critically reflecting on Extinction Rebellion. Critiques on XR usually involve its 'beyond politics' approach that fails to take into account existing power structures, its strategy of getting mass arrested, its friendly dealings with the police and its dogmatic focus on 'nonviolence'. At the same nobody can deny XR's success in getting tens of thousands of people involved in direct action. So let's reverse the question: what can anarchists and other radicals learn from Extinction Rebellion?

Extra info

Locatie
Ru Paré
Chris Lebeaustraat 4 Amsterdam
Format
Workshop
Language
English