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Effective Resistance & the Role of Sabotage with Simon Bramwell

Thursday February 15th
Doors & drinks 6.30pm; Talk and discussion starts 7pm

How might sabotage fit within an effective strategy of resistance built on solidarity?

Strategic pragmatist Simon Bramwell, co-founder of the Rising Up Network and Extinction Rebellion, will talk about the history of ecotage, Andreas Malm's recent advocation of sabotage in his book "How to Blow up a Pipeline", other approaches to the role of sabotage in strategies for civil resistance today, and the ethical questions surrounding it.

Long-time Greenpeace activist Frank Hewetson will also contribute to the discussion, with reference to a number of actions including Brent Spar in the 1990s, the Sizewell B actions of the early 2000s and the Boulder campaigns of the last few years.

This event runs along side Queen Mary University's conference How (Not) to Blow Up an Observatory.

In advance of this discussion, on Tuesday 13th we are screening Kelly Reichardt’s 2013 feature film "Night Moves", the story of three activists who blow up a dam and the devastating fallout from their action. 

Kairos, 84 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TG

Doors open at 6.30pm for drinks. The talk and discussion will start at 7pm with a break for a one-pot vegan supper.

Tickets are on a sliding scale from £5 to £15. Pay what you can afford.