Freddie Sayers meets Thomas Fazi.
Read the accompanying article: https://unherd.com/thepost/its-time-for-civil-disobedience/
Faced with post-pandemic economic collapse, war in Ukraine and an unprecedented energy crisis, citizens of the UK and Europe are voicing their discontent. Via anti-government campaigns like ‘Don’t Pay’ and ‘Enough is Enough’, people previously unmotivated by radical politics are becoming more and more rebellious.
As a challenging winter approaches, is Europe about to see a mass movement of civil disobedience?
Writer and activist Thomas Fazi thinks so. He joined Freddie Sayers in the UnHerd studio to discuss citizen uprisings and how he would cure the West’s poly-crises.
Read Thomas Fazi’s article on the rise in civil disobedience here: https://unherd.com/2022/08/britains-elites-have-lost-control/
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00:00 – 01:12 – Introduction
01:12 – 03:22 – What needs to happen for civil disobedience to become a possibility?
03:22 – 11:37 – Who is benefitting from the economic and energy crises?
11:37 – 18:26 – What would be the demands of a mass civil disobedience movement?
18:26 – 22:33 – Is full government control of national utilities really the best solution?
22:33 – 28:07 – Surely the current crises don’t help the technocrats and big corporations, who want stability and order?
28:07 – 34:25 – Why have so many people zoned out of demanding political change?
34:25 – 38:17 – Will the entire economic system break down this winter?
38:17 – 44:29 – How can the idea of individuals becoming more energy sufficient be reframed?
44:29 – 48:20 – Can more direct change come from who is voted in as government?
48:20 – 51:16 – Will there be repression instead of change?
51:16 – 52:06 – Concluding thoughts
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