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You can’t confiscate an idea

Earlier today, London police appeared at a warehouse in Lambeth, arrested ten people, and confiscated XR equipment. It’s not the plan, but this is not a surprise – following our brilliance in April, the police (or at least those haven’t joined us!) have been using stern language. Pre-emptive action was very much expected. What’s more surprising, though,…

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Essential Rebellion Info – Ready or Not, here we come!

(Sign up here!) Illustration by Janice Chang The UK’s rebellion in April launched Extinction Rebellion onto the world stage. We brought London to a halt, captured imaginations, and put humanity’s survival on the national agenda. Now we’re back – with more experience, more resources, and five times the numbers. If we’re to…

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Newsletter 29 – Get Ready to Change the World

Pack your bags, secure your phone – it’s just days until our International Rebellion! We’ve got a big act to follow: last week saw the biggest climate mobilisation in history, with 7.6 million people in 185 countries marching and striking to call for a liveable climate. The Global Climate Strike began…

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XR Unchained 3: The World Warms up for Rebellion

Boston Green Docks 27 SEP | Boston, USA Washington DC wasn’t the only American city where rebels were making their demands known last Friday. Hundreds of protesters blocked a bridge in Boston’s seaport section during the afternoon rush hour and held it for over three hours, demanding urgent action from a local and federal…

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Announcements #2 The season of change begins!

Sign up to receive the newsletter here. This week, we reflect on the legacy we are leaving behind. ‘You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’ Greta declares at the UN climate summit in New York, ‘and yet I am one of the lucky ones.’ The audience cheer, but her face stays stony,…

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Announcements #1: “What’s the point?”

Dear rebels, “What’s the point of me studying science, when all you do is ignore it?” “What’s the point of training to be an athlete, when I won’t have clean air to breathe?” “What’s the point of studying history, when all of humanity is heading towards becoming history?” See what…

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October 7th is coming: Get Ready for Rebellion

A Rebel in NYC climbed the 12+ storey Unisphere to hang a banner over Brazil on the map, highlighting the crisis in the Amazon. Dear rebels, As you may know, the international newsletter team is taking a break for a couple of issues to make sure we’re in top shape for the October Rebellion. However,…

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Northern Rebellion: a rebel write-up

We’ve come to the end of our four-day Northern Rebellion. What an extraordinary experience. My first time at anything like this. These are  some of my personal recollections from those four days. Now, almost immediately we are into the preparation for International Rebellion London.  We occupied one of Manchester’s most polluted roads and shopping streets…

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A Movement of Movements for the October Rebellion

Queries and Contact: alliance@rebellion.earth Memorandum of Understanding for interested groups Extinction Rebellion has introduced a Movement of Movements strategy as a crucial part of the International Rebellion in October and beyond. This approach will see a range of groups – often putting aside their differences – to take to the streets together…

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Newsletter 28 – Murder in the Amazon

Rebels all over the world watch heartbroken as fires devastate the Amazon. Known to many as ‘the lungs of the Earth’, the rainforest is a vital organ of our living planet whose health hangs in the balance. The record-breaking fires are casting a shadow on over half the area of Brazil and…

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