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GAF does Lockdown – Interview with Peter Gelderloos on The Dangers of Non-Violence in the Environmental Movement

26 November, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

GAF is reacting to the Covid-19 lockdown and enforced social distancing, by moving online. We are doing a series of livestreams about a variety of subjects and groups that we hope will provide food for constructive discussion and inspiration for action.

Episode 11: Interview with Peter Gelderloos on The Dangers of Non-Violence in the Environmentalist Movement

Peter Gelderloos is an anarchist activist and writer who for years has been talking about the dangers of the non-violent doctrine in social movements and advocating for a diversity of tactics as necessary for achieving meaningful social change. Today many movements around the world have learnt this lesson and, despise the eventual recuperation of most of them, uprisings and protests in places like Chile, Hong-Kong and Minneapolis have shown the importance of allowing multiple strategies to be used and rejecting the narratives used by the media and the elites to separate us. Still new generations in the environmentalist movement have been convinced that a rigid adherence to non-violence is the only way forward. That’s why we are gonna talk with Peter to challenge these ideas and offer an alternative perspective on the discussion between non-violence and diversity of tactics.

Link to video-conference to participate in discussion and ask questions:

Notice: These livestreams will be recorded so they can be shared on our website for everyone who missed them. Please beware of this when following in video-conference link.

Event times are set at BST (British Summer Time), the time zone being UTC+1.


Twitch offers automated closed captions, although the quality of the transcription can be quite low at times. We also publish a recording of each livestream on the GAF Youtube channel after the event, and Youtube closed captions tend to be more reliable. It may take us a few days to upload the recording to Youtube, but if you’re keen to see it sooner, do get in touch, and we may be able to prioritise this.


26 November, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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