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Newsletter 25: Around the World

XR Ghana 30 JUN – 2 JUL | Accra XR and other groups gathered to celebrate the 59th anniversary of Ghana’s independence. XR banners flew for three days, together with the Black Star Pan-Afrikan Resistance flag of Ghana. The gathering took place at the Fire Grounds in Accra, hosted by the Ghana Union Movement (GUM)…

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Newsletter 25: History Corner

It is all too easy for we who call ourselves Environmentalists to get caught up in decidedly urban, human-centric, even virtual, disembodied ways of being on a day-to-day basis, just like everybody else in the dominant culture. To fight against this alienating tendency, it’s important to get ‘out there’ and develop a real, intimate…

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Newsletter 24 Plus

This post serves as an overflow for some of the slightly longer contributions to XR’s fortnightly newsletter. Enjoy these further explorations of some thought-provoking actions and events. This time, it’s the Cannes Lions festival disruption, the Petroleo and Fueliet’ BP Screening action, RCA Fashion action, and the Natural History Museum…

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Newsletter 23: Radiohead joins the Rebellion

(Sign up for this newsletter here) Welcome to our 23rd newsletter! Yes, you read that subject right. Faced with a ransom from hackers, the legendary rock band instead opted for rebellion, releasing 18 hours of unheard material in an album online and donating the proceeds to Extinction Rebellion. (!)…

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Newsletter 22 – Get ready for a Civil Summer!

A human artwork from XR France Welcome to our 22nd newsletter! This week saw some inspiring non-XR actions from the Youth Climate Strike and Greenpeace, and there are more to come, with exciting plans shaping up from Ende G and the Vienna climate camp. These actions are met by XR…

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Newsletter 21 – The New Normal: Eco-action sweeps the globe

Welcome to our 21st newsletter! One month on from our wave of International Rebellion, and the ripples are still being felt. The environmental narrative has been irrevocably changed: public concern is at an all-time high, with a clear majority of UK voters now backing (comparatively) radical action. The shift of consciousness is spreading…

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Extinction Rebellion to meet UK political leaders – Sadiq Khan (today), Michael Gove and John McDonnell (tomorrow)

EXTINCTION REBELLION: THE REBELLION CONTINUES This is going to be an important week for the ongoing International Rebellion, as Extinction Rebellion UK engage in political conversation on the ecological and climate emergency: Representatives of Extinction Rebellion UK will meet with Michael Gove at 11.30am Tuesday 30 April at DEFRA. This meeting will be filmed…

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Update #7 – To Parliament, and Beyond

We’ve created wonders. We’ve made history. We’re just getting started. The London Rebellion, after ten unbelievable days, will relinquish its final location on Thursday. We’ll be coming back to a different world. At a monumental people’s assembly on Monday, rebels from across the UK came together to discuss how we’d move forward. Amazing ideas were…

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