I’m currently participating in a process with Extinction Rebellion UK (XRUK) that is attempting to reach group agreement on a difficult and complex task: creating a proposal to revise XRUK’s Demands to embed a greater consideration of justice.* Similar processes have been tried several times before over the past couple…

This article was mostly written in May 2017, and includes a present-day addendum. There’s a related trial happening today (see below)…

I’m writing this as I sit in a police cell. On the floor of my cell I’ve used (clean) toilet paper to spell out various messages to the all-watching…

On going to Prison, Privilege and Preparation

“If you are healthy, it’s not so bad in prison. You have your brain, your conscience and your soul. They cannot take that away from you. Jail is not the worst place for a person who thinks.” – Nadia Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot)

In late 2017 four activists — Genny, Roger, Ian and Stu — were sent to prison in London. It wasn’t that bad…

WTF?!?

Now, granted, we were only in prison for…

Vipassana is a Theravada buddhist meditation technique that focuses the mind into a sharp awareness of the body. One of the ways of learning the technique is by going to a 10-day course in “Dhamma centres” around the world, where the words of the now-deceased S. N. Goenka are used…

Stuart Basden

Extinction Rebellion co-founder. I facilitate the emergence of diversity, openness & complexity in our beautiful universe, and resist oppression & exploitation.

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