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Common Sense For The 21st Century : Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown And Social Collapse - Roger Hallam

Common Sense For The 21st Century

Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown And Social Collapse

Paperback Published: 1st October 2019
ISBN: 9781527246744
Number Of Pages: 80

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The climate crisis threatens global social collapse within a generation. What to do?

Common Sense for the 21st Century outlines how movements around the world now need to come together to start doing 'what works'. This means engaging in mass civil disobedience to make real change happen. This booklet is not just theory, it is the call to action. The political class is not going to save us from extinction. We will be saved by ordinary people breaking the law. This is common sense - only Rebellion can save us now.

Roger Hallam is a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion. He was an organic farmer in Wales, turned prize-winning academic, who applied his social scientific research to developing the radical tactics and strategy for this new climate change movement. Roger's message to everyone is:

'Think on it but then act. Join the Rebellion. Let's get to it.'

'There is only one question. How do we stop climate change? In this tough-minded and uncompromising book, Roger Hallam gives the answer so many politicians and business people don't want to hear. Common Sense is not just an argument: it's an instruction manual for ripping through the complacency and corruption that will destroy our planet.' - Paul Mason, author of Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere and Postcapitalism

About the Author

Roger Hallam is a founder of Extinction Rebellion.

Previously an organic farmer in Wales, he attributes the destruction of his business to a series of extreme weather events. Between at least 2017 and early 2019 he was studying for a PhD in civil disobedience at King's College London, researching how to achieve social change through radical movements.

Foreword 5
Introduction 7
Why a Rebellion? 12
Accepting the truth is the first step 15
Reformism vs political revolution 20
A proposal for Rebellion 23
The Action Plan 27
The value of symbolic and sacrificial disruption 38
Building alliances 48
Framing and messaging 55
Post-Rebellion done right 62
The Great Transition 67
The cost of freedom is civic duty 76
References 79

ISBN: 9781527246744
ISBN-10: 1527246744
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st October 2019
Publisher: Common Sense for the 21st Century
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8  x 0.6
Edition Number: 1

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