Investigating Extinction Rebellion’s 3.5% Rule

Sunday, 18 December 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Person with gas mask in front of Extinction Rebellion symbol

We delve into Extinction Rebellion’s claim that once 3.5% of the population of a state is mobilised in sustained protest, success is guaranteed. We also discuss the implications for the environmental movement and animal activists.


 For more on this issue, you can read Harley’s article ‘Reflections on Rebellion – How People Power can Take the World By Storm’:

 You can also read the academic article ‘Social movements and (mis)use of research: Extinction Rebellion and the 3.5% rule’ by Kyle Matthews:



 Animal liberation by Los Fastidios:

 The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Breakdown by Oli Frost:

 Capture The Flag by War On Women:

 Cold by Stella Donnelly:


 This is our final show for the year but we’ll be back with new episodes from January 22, 2023 onwards!

Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Animal advocacy on the airwaves, hosted by a team of local animal advocates.


The Freedom of Species Team