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Carlyle, Gabriel

XR: The 3.5 percent rule

What's the basis for XR's 'magic number'?

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XR: The Plan

What is XR's plan to save the day and does it make any sense?

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XR: The dangers of apocalyptic organising

Crying wolf about a near-term global apocalypse makes for bad strategy, argues Gabriel Carlyle

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Where XR and the climate movement need to go now

Extinction Rebellion's impact has been positive, but its current strategy is doomed to fail

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Stop your school funding carbon criminals

Students, parents, teachers and staff can all help break the hold that fossil fuel companies have on our governments and economies

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UK schools are funding climate change: the climate strikers could help change this

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Students march against climate change on Rue de Treves next to the European Parliament in Brussels on 24 January 2019. Bence Damokos [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Many schools and sixth-form colleges across the UK are unwittingly helping to fund climate change through their contributions to Local Government Pension Schemes. These Pension Schemes have £16 billion pounds of people’s pension monies invested in giant oil, coal and gas companies like Exxon and BP. By taking action in their schools, students, parents, teachers and staff can help to break the hold these companies currently have on economies and governments around the world, and make way for a just transition to renewable energy.

Lessons from a Dark Time & Call Them By Their True Names

Adam Hochschild, Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays, University of California Press, 2018; 296pp; £22
Rebecca Solnit, Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays), Granta, 2018; 188pp; £12.99

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William A. Pelz, A People’s History of the German Revolution

Pluto, 2018; 208pp; £16.99

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LA Kauffman, How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organising and Resistance

University of California Press, 2018; 152pp; £17.99

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Experiments with truth force

Eric Stoner, co-founder of the US radical nonviolence website Waging Nonviolence, spoke recently to PN staffer Gabriel Carlyle

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