Extinction Rebellion: From the UK to Ghana and the US, Climate Activists Take Civil Disobedience World-Wide
Date Written: 24/11/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23077
A look at the Extinction Rebellion, an international movement that calls for peaceful mass economic disruption around the world in order to bring awareness to the growing environmental crisis.
Mawuse Yao Agorkor, a grassroot social activist from Ghana and the general secretary of the West African Vazoba network, said the launch of Extinction Rebellion in London was "an exciting moment" and that he was hoping larger protests would "hit the streets of Ghana soon".
The Vazoba network has long campaigned against deforestation, the use of toxic chemicals and mining in the region and now hopes to use its organising tools and contacts across West Africa to spread Extinction Rebellion's message.