In this episode of the Third Sector Podcast features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney and senior reporter Stephen Delahunty chat about the recent protests by the environmental group Extinction Rebellion.
Extinction Rebellion has spent the past two weeks engaged in large-scale protests in London and other parts of the country. The group, known for its focus on civil disobedience and mass disruption, is demanding the end to all new investment in fossil fuels.
But as well as protesting against finanicial institutions involved in fossil fuel investment, one branch of the group also targeted the headquarters of the conservation charity WWF in Woking. Protestors claimed the charity has “participated in the evictions of hundreds of thousands of indigenous peoples from their ancestral homeland, for purposes of conservation”.
Founded in 2018, Extinction Rebellion has often been critical of the charity sector, and Rebecca and Stephen discuss what charities can learn from the group.
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