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XR Unchained 3

XR Unchained – Where today we bring you a photo montage bursting at the seams with inspiring rebelliousness! So, how does it make me feel, as a 16-year-old? Being told that in my lifetime tens of millions of human lives could be lost to this crisis, and countless vital species could be sacrificed to extinction because of the inaction of our leaders? It makes me feel terrified, and angry, and I can’t understand why our governments could possibly have allowed this to happen”. Photo by Karen Brown Rebels carrying on their day job in the middle of Trafalgar…

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XR Unchained: Day 2 of Rebellion

XR is more Unchained than ever. The sheer scope of creative, ingenious and courageous actions all over the globe is no longer something we can even attempt to keep up with. But rather than leaving so much unrecorded, we thought we’d give you our readers the chance to succeed where we can’t: so below, you’ll find a messy, beautiful, and quite possibly overwhelming scrapbook of everything that’s come to our attention in the past 24 hours. We can’t guarantee the dates or other details which you might find – we don’t have time to check it all! What we can…

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Youth Letter to UN

Extinction Rebellion Youth around the world have written a letter to the UN Secretary-General ahead of the NYC Climate Summit, with the demand that the UN declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency, ensure global commitment to net-zero carbon by 2025, and encourage the global creation of Citizens’ Assemblies.

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XR France Summer Camp: a rebel write-up

Written by susieq From a gentle sloping valley in Charente, the sweet sound of peaceful rebels filled the air, a magic flute, gentle guitars and the unifying force of collective song. As I lay in my tent listening I was filled with a sense of hope. The XR France summer camp (17-25 August) was attended by 80 or so rebels living in joyous simplicity, signing up to take turns with cooking, emptying the composting toilets and bins, washing up or running a workshop. This was Extinction Rebellion at its finest: mutual respect, collective intelligence, creativity, simplicity, determination and fun.

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The last cries of an imperilled Amazon

Text and images by Victor Chaix. Victor recently returned from Brazil, and is currently an active member of XR Paris. The largest forest on earth, home to nature’s most astonishing biodiversity and complexity, is under serious threat. To the despair of local communities and Brazilian activists, a resurgent form of colonialism and an unconstrained, globalized capitalism torment this climatic and biological heaven of planetary importance. Yet the Amazonian question is far from a national issue, as it provides ecological stability for Earth’s biosphere and it is being targeted by globalized capitalism.  The Amazonian forest is, in many ways, the ultimate…

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An XR France account of Pont de Sully

English (translation) I want to tell you what was forged in me that day. (I realise that it will look grandiloquent and over the top, ten times too long to read, but it’s quite grandiose, I have no other way to say it!) Since I joined XR I have awaited, without really believing it that would come, that courageous moment when citizens would inform the police that they were about to undertake an act of civil disobedience and occupy a public place;  to show that no longer would we let things go on, that we were ready to face…

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BREAKING: Thank You Radiohead

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7986671716, +44(0)7561098449, +44(0)7479234522, +44(0)7878535968 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Content drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lpbBFcgw8MfD2yVV5CA_5CvXNBQ0C6-I What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   Extinction Rebellion in Numbers – https://docs.google.com/document/d/11E9MUhXWyxweCDKwJqBRZEDLGam268iwUqVAAUG8dus/edit#heading=h.ozg3b8yfa3rm “We’re not scaremongering / This is really happening.” – Idioteque Extinction Rebellion would like to thank Radiohead for their gift and gesture of support in donating the proceeds of the OK Computer Minidisc Bandcamp to Extinction Rebellion around the world. To join the rebellion, visit https://rebellion.earth/ and check out the new video which we’ve put to Radiohead’s song Idioteque –…

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XR Business: Public Correction

For immediate release 27th May 2019 On 22nd April 2019, a letter appeared in The Times announcing XR Business. It was signed by twenty leaders and former leaders of businesses, as well as by two Extinction Rebellion (XR) people in the UK, Gail Bradbrook, co-founder, and Fiona Ellis. The project aimed to partner in some way with business in addressing the planetary challenges we all face. It also published a website (which has been since taken down). This happened in some haste in a particularly busy time, without full consideration by colleagues in XR UK and without the consent or…

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UPDATE: Extinction Rebellion takes it to the Treasury – where mitigation efforts against climate change go to die

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447305700176, +447804743058, +447944894190; +447561098449; +447549766448; +447904735749; +447986671716; +447918165046; +447479234522 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 NEW – What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   In another act of truth telling, today 7 Extinction Rebellion activists glued on to each other in front of HM Treasury – with a banner which says ‘Business as Usual = Death’ – to highlight the role the Treasury plays in worsening climate change and ecological breakdown. Those glued across the Treasury entrance include Jo Murphy, 53, Belle Lewis, 17, Joanna Blackman 55, Chrissie…

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