Simon Whalley

Simon Whalley

Simon Whalley is a an English teacher at a university in Japan and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion Japan.

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London based Vegan burger company Biffs Kitchen handing out samples of their pulled jackfruit burgers during Plant Powered Expo 2020 at Olympia London on February 2, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The Plant-Based Diet That Our Planet Urgently Needs
As Covid-19 continues its spread around the world, with 8,993,659 confirmed cases and 469,587 deaths, the vast majority of the population is taking the advice of scientists deadly seriously. Of course, as with everything nowadays, there is a minority of tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists who...
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Meeting violence with violence is wrong they say. Yet, many of these same people also believe that kneeling for a song to be the wrong type of protest. (Photo: Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Friday, June 05, 2020
Stop the Violence, Stop the Looting
The world has turned upside down. As we bunker down in our homes from a killer pandemic, American police have once again killed an unarmed black man. This time, not by an individual firing squad, but with a knee to the neck for a full nine minutes as passersby filmed the execution with their...
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The capitalists and our corrupt governments are largely to blame for this destruction and the extinctions. (Photo: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The Choice Is Ours: Extinction or Rebellion?
In the early twentieth century, tens of millions died under the Stalinist regime. We blame these deaths on the wickedness of socialism. Later, in Germany, around 6 million Jews were systematically murdered in gas chambers. We blame these deaths on the ills of fascism. At the other end of the...
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