Episode #82 The Mermaids had to happen! Reflections on G7 activism – and beyond with Sophie Miller

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In a world that is literally burning, with politicians whose positions of power are predicated on their not listening, what are the most creative, thoughtful, caring people on the planet doing to bring about change? Sophie Miller of Ocean and Extinction Rebellions was an integral part of the stunningly impressive actions at the G7 summit earlier this summer. In this second of two parts, she reflects on her experience – and looks ahead to future actions.

 

Sophie Miller trained at Central St Martins before moving on to a decade-long career in television design. Now, she gives her time and energy to Extinction Rebellion as a Red Rebel – and to Ocean Rebellion, of which she is a co-founder. She lives in Cornwall, and so when she discovered that the first post-Covid G7 summit was taking place in her country and her county, she had to ask.

In this week’s second inspiring podcast, she describes what it actually takes to mount a successful action in the current political climate. She talks of the growing support from all aspects of the Fourth Estate and – movingly – of the practical – and spiritual – path that has brought her to this place and this time.

She speaks as an activist who understands the damage done to the Oceans, knowing that there is still time to change what we’re doing.

We discuss the nature of policing, of totalitarianism – and the ways we can all work to transcend the crushing forces of authority to bring something deeper and more profound to our world.

 

In Conversation

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