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 tackle the unfolding climate emergency. I was desperately trying to sound the alarm, to wake people up to the dire situation we are in and hopefully inspire action. It was a powerful action which was hard to ignore and propelled XR and its demands…

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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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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 this together, as a movement and a species. There is a humility in the way  Covid unites us all – regardless of country, creed or colour. In this at least, it parallels the Climate and Ecological crisis.  Read on to see how rebels are evolving…

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