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Casa Laura Issue 1 July 2020

Being a Catholic Worker in a Time of Pandemics, BLM, and Climate Breakdown

by Heather Luna (age 49) This was almost entitled, Hospitality in a Time of… but being a Catholic Worker isn’t limited to offering a home to someone. “Catholic Worker” is synonymous with Clarification of Thought and Resistance, along with Hospitality. I spend a lot of my time clarifying my thought on what it means to […]

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Beyond XR Testimonial

Wandering

I wandered into XR late after reading ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’. I was and am an activist in other areas of social justice – opposing fascism and racism; LGBTQI ally; feminist ally; opposing militaryism; poverty; social isolation; mental health etc. It’s just how I experience and see the world. These issues are interconnected and complex in […]

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Opportunity

Early 2018 was a challenging time for me, as in the space of two weeks I read the Dark Mountain manifesto and an early version of what became Jem Bendell’s paper on #DeepAdaptation. I spent months struggling to come to terms with what the future held, so when #ExtinctionRebellion (XR) launched that October it gave […]

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Hope

A year ago XR gave me hope. We could unite a broad movement around 3 simple aims and use NVDA to change government policy and our world in the face of indisputable scientific fact. XR claimed that the social science evidence backed the strategy up, although in truth the evidence was never really compelling for […]

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Despair

XR meant I no longer looked at the news on my Twitter and Facebook feeds and felt despair. Being a part of XR meant I was actual doing something about it. Everyone in XR seemed to be really trying to do things differently, to care about one another. The creativity and the energy… the songs, […]

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Found on the Internet

Sam Knights wrote a love letter over here.

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solidarity and mutual understanding

I’ve been in a right futz over the festive period. I quit Extinction Rebellion (XR) again. For those rebels who are feeling sensitive to criticism, please understand that the following is not intended as an ‘attack’. I’m sharing my thoughts, feelings and experiences in the spirit of solidarity and for the sake of mutual understanding. […]