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Progressive Podcast Australia

Dec 29, 2022

On episode 284 Nick is joined by Harley to investigate Extinction Rebellion’s claim that once 3.5% of the population of a state is mobilised in sustained protest, success is guaranteed. We also discuss the implications for the environmental movement and animal activists. Harley was active with the group Animal Rebellion in the UK over the last few years and this group is also guided by this 3.5% rule.

 This show is replayed from Freedom of Species on 3CR Community Radio:

 For more on the 3.5% rule, you can read Harley’s article ‘Reflections on Rebellion – How People Power can Take the World By Storm’:

 You can also read the academic article ‘Social movements and (mis)use of research: Extinction Rebellion and the 3.5% rule’ by Kyle Matthews:

 You can follow Nick’s I Think You Should Leave meme account @BozoDidTheTweet on Twitter and you can listen live to the Summer Specials on identity politics that we will be doing on the 8 and 15 Jan on 3CR Community Radio, 1-2pm Melbourne time, via

 Clips: I Think You Should Leave (Netflix) Series 1 Episode 4, Animal liberation by Los Fastidios, The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Breakdown by Oli Frost, Capture The Flag by War On Women, I Think You Should Leave (Netflix) Series 2 Episode 2, Cold by Stella Donnelly.

 For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to:

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