September 10th – Update from the Rebellion Design Team

We’re committed to building a mass movement of 3.5% of the population - because when huge numbers of people take sustained nonviolent civil disobedience together, they become impossible for the government to ignore. Aiming for this success means a movement-wide pivot of energy towards mass mobilisation, (which we are well on our way to), and a change of tactics to introduce a different model for how we do ‘Rebellion’.

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Where do we find the courage to step up? 

Activism often appears to be the territory of an intrepid and rebellious minority, but what if we look at the challenges posed by the climate crisis as issues that demand care and responsibility? Who then is able to view the fight for a livable planet as their work? 

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Scientists glued at BEIS entrance

At 11am on Wednesday 13 April, a group of scientists pasted scientific papers and glued themselves across the entrance to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in an act of civil disobedience to highlight the clear scientific evidence that the UK Government is ignoring. This protest was organised by “Scientists for…

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Change is now: Support for civil resistance is growing

As the gravity of the climate crisis becomes more apparent, support for those who are putting their freedom on the line to speak up is growing. In this review of media commentary we look at some articles which have voiced support for the Rebellion over the last few weeks.

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Shell are climate criminals

Around 1:30 PM today (Wednesday 13 April) people started glueing themselves to points around Shell’s London HQ, including the welcome desk, despite the heavy presence of police officers at the location. Police are protecting the real criminals.

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We have closed Lloyd’s of London!

Today at 7 AM, a group of 60 people closed all the entrances to Lloyd’s of London’s building in the City of London. This is the first time XR has closed down a financial institution completely for a whole day.

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