Re: “We Quit” — Extinction Rebellion

Micah White, PhD
3 min readJan 16

How to innovate new protest tactics

After four years of disruptive climate protests, Extinction Rebellion recently announced, in a press release provocatively entitled “We Quit,” that the movement will no longer be engaging in these direct action tactics.

“As we ring in the new year, we make a controversial resolution to temporarily shift away from public disruption as a primary tactic,” the movement writes. “We recognise and celebrate the power of disruption to raise the alarm and believe that constantly evolving…

Micah White, PhD

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