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Shutting Down the DLR: Cathy Eastburn’s Story

Exactly a year ago I glued myself to the top of a DLR train at Canary Wharf Station, holding a banner saying “Climate Emergency”. It was Day 3 of the April Rebellion. I did this as I was, and still am, absolutely terrified about my children’s future, and the lack of government action to…

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Humans of XR : XR YOUTH

During the April rebellion, thousands of young activists joined XR on the streets of London to protest the governments lack of action on the climate crisis. As the generation that will be most affected by climate change, they brought love, rage, and everything in between to the rebellion. Below are 6 of these XR Youth rebels (for people born after 1990, with a focus on youth empowerment and climate justice) who share their stories from April.

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Photo Story: Marble Arch – THIS IS AN EMERGENCY

A selection of images from the Marble Arch site, which saw giant feasts, group trainings, a speech from Greta Thunberg to an enormous crowd, secret gigs from Massive Attack, a grand piano in the road, a Banksy, and an abundance of speeches and live performances.

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Telling the Truth, A Year On

Jon Fuller, from XR's Media Tell the Truth team, on what has changed in the media's reporting of the climate and ecological crisis - and how far we still have to go.

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Global Newsletter # 38: Love & Rage in Times of Corona

Dear rebels, We hope you’re keeping well in these strange times. It’s been a difficult month for many of us, with Covid-19 dominating the global conversation.  Perhaps the most difficult aspect of C-19 is the struggle to live in this new world of distancing and isolation. It’s important to remember then, that we are in…

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UK Newsletter #11: Self-isolating? Welcome back to the community!

(Sign up to the newsletter here) Dear rebels, As Covid-19 spreads and we all slow down to support our communities and NHS, our movement is taking stock. There can be no doubt that this pandemic will mean major change for all of us. We share and support the world’s priority…

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Unsung Heroes of XR: Felix – A rebel-alchemist of the April Rebellion

In today’s Unsung Heroes, we meet Felix. A long-time environmental activist, boater and rewilder, Felix describes his involvement in XR as episodic: “because I have random work hours and I am a boater – and I am often geographically distant from any given group – I don’t have a regular role in XR. I…

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Global Newsletter # 37: Girls just wanna have rights

Dearest Rebels, This issue, we celebrate the incredible courage and kindness of women everywhere, from the Republic of Congo to the bridges of London, who are standing strong to honour each other and the Earth.  If you haven’t already, check out this powerful video of women performing the protest dance called ‘Un Violador en Tu Camino’ (A Rapist in Your…

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XR Unchained 13

More beautiful and courageous action from XR groups around the world. There is so much to tell. 14 FEB | Uganda 14 FEB | Nairobi, Kenya Climate activist and founder of Green Generation Initiviative Kenya Elizabeth Wathuti on Valentine’s Day climate strike.   14 FEB | Istanbul, Turkey Young Turkish school strikers. 8th of Mar.

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