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☠️ George Monbiot arrested for defying Extinction Rebellion protest ban
« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2019, 12:23:48 AM »
Moonbeam should have had a better camera than a fucking smartphone recording this.  ::)


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Re: ☠️ Extinction Rebellion: Rebellions donít end Ė they regenerate
« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2019, 12:26:36 PM »

Itís difficult to imagine the number of rebels currently feeling exhausted, disorientated, and proud.

Though we know itís not over for everyone, this week saw the conclusion of high-intensity rebellion phases in Paris, Berlin, New York, London, and countless other cities and nations. A truly inspiring number of those involved are new to the experience of Rebellion Ė small surprise, since thereís very little like it.

The most obvious exertions are physical: long days spent roaming streets or (every bit as vital!) glued to screens, sometimes eating and sleeping irregularly. But no less taxing is the emotional journey: through euphoric highs and difficult lows, made both easier and more complicated for being shared by a whole community of other people who feel it all together, and process this journey in different ways.

And when all of this comes to a close, it can be a challenge to adjust: to return to work, family, a slower pace of life. All the more so given the nature of our cause: some might be troubled by the thought that our emergency is only speeding up as we slow down.

This makes it all the more essential that we do slow down: that we take the time to regenerate.

ĎBurn-outí is a major risk in movements such as ours, where our hearts can demand more selfless action at the cost of our own individual well-being. Itís for this reason that regeneration is our third core value; and itís for similar reasons that our fifth value is to follow cycles of action with reflection and learning.

Weíve achieved an incredible amount in the past two weeks: political changes, deeper cultural shifts, and proving to ourselves that this movement is well-organised, global, and unified by the same compassionate values.

Given how much weíve achieved, itís small wonder if we donít yet have the energy to fathom it.

For now, all we need to know is that itís the time for some well-deserved rest.

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