At the core of Extinction Rebellion’s philosophy is nonviolent civil disobedience. We promote civil disobedience and rebellion because we think it is necessary – we are asking people to find their courage and to collectively do what is necessary to bring about change.
You can find out everything you need to know about planning non-violent civil disobedience below.
If you are planning to take part in non-violent direct action with Extinction Rebellion you must read and abide by our Action Consensus.Read the Action Consensus
Guidance on Actions in the time of Coronavirus
We recognise the public health crisis caused by the current pandemic as part of the huge climate and ecological emergency we are facing; action is at the forefront of how we draw attention to this crisis. Please see the following suggestions for holding actions during the pandemic.Download Coronavirus Action Guidance
The Rebel Agreement is a precis of the Action Consensus in the form of a flyer that reminds rebels of our basic agreements and that can be distributed to the public at street-based actions.Download Rebel Agreement
‘How to Action’ Guide
Anyone can plan an XR action as long as it is consistent with our Principles and Values. We are all crew. Our ‘How to Action’ Guide (October 2019) equips and empowers you to plan your own action in your Affinity Group.Download Extinction Rebellion ‘How to Action’ Guide
Action, Arts, Logistics Manual
Our Action, Arts, Logistics Manual (January 2019) has the most comprehensive detail on how to self organise non-violent civil disobedience as part of the Extinction Rebellion.Read Extinction Rebellion Actions, Arts, Logistics Manual
Regenerative Action Cycle
This model is based on the observation of natural cycles as well as teachings from many regenerative cultures and indigenous cultures around the world. It draws out ways we can follow these cycles in our human activities to foster connection and regeneration within ourselves, within our communities and in our relationship with the other-than-human communities we are part of.Find out more on our Wellbeing page