Thomas Steininger in conversation with Gail Bradbrook
“Being rebellious can be childish, but it also can be an initiatory act, saying: – this is not mine. I am not standing in this anymore. – We really have the power to stop this madness.”
Gail Bradbrook is co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system. Right now, there are more 375 XR groups in 63 countries.
Gail has been researching, planning and training for mass civil disobedience since 2010. She has been arrested several times for acts of civil disobedience, most recently at the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy in the UK and previously at fracking and incinerator sites.
In this interview with Thomas Steininger she talks about her deeper motivation for her work in the Extinction rebellion, her spirituality, her love for live, her love for this planet.