Rupert Read

Rupert Read

Rupert Read is a leading spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion and a prominent Green Party campaigner.  He is a philosopher at the University of East Anglia, and has recently contributed to "Facing Up to Climate Reality:  Honesty, Disaster, and Hope" and co-authored "This Civilization is Finished:  Conversations on the End of Empire—And What Lies Beyond."  

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) attends a news conference to introduce legislation to transform public housing as part of the Green New Deal outside the U.S. Capitol November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. The liberal legislators invited affordable housing advocates and climate change activists to join them for the announcement. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Monday, November 25, 2019
Sanders' Green New Deal: A Realistic Response to the Emergency That Will Define Our Lifetimes
On November 14th, the New York Times published an article which discussed the Green New Deal as proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders, claiming to speak for ‘experts,’ and framing the article around what readers were led to believe were authoritative opinions. As Common Dreams reported , the Times —...
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Why Global Capital Fears ‘Brexit’
Trade treaties were a hot button issue during the recent US presidential primary campaigns. This represents an important victory for the people – for the grassroots – whose voice is finally being heard. While it’s hard to know what really lies behind Donald Trump’s opposition to the trade...
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Friday, September 19, 2014
Scotland Stays, But UK Needs a Constitutional Convention Now
Scotland has voted to stay in the union, a 55% vote in favour. It was a close call and Westminster has been rattled. The ‘Yes’ campaign has played a vital role in throwing open questions about the support for our current constitutional settlement—questions that will not go away simply because of a...
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