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As we ring in the new year, we make a controversial resolution to temporarily shift away from public disruption as a primary tactic. We recognise and celebrate the power of disruption to raise the alarm and believe that constantly evolving tactics is a necessary approach.

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Public figures speak up for protesters in prison

Brian Eno, David Gilmour, Nick Hornby, A L Kennedy, Robert Macfarlane, Ben Okri, Chris Packham, Helen Pankhurst, Miranda Richardson, Sir Simon Schama, Kamila Shamsie, Lemn Sissay, Ali Smith, Juliet Stevenson and Dame Emma Thompson are among those who have signed a letter which begins: ‘We are writing in solidarity with all those in the UK who have recently been imprisoned for taking part in nonviolent protests.’

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Permanent Climate Citizens’ Assemblies in Brussels and Milan

‘Political questions are far too serious to be left to the politicians.’  – Hannah Arendt The beginning – East Belgium’s permanent citizens’ assembly German speaking East Belgium was the first to launch a permanent citizens’ assembly that sits alongside Parliament, in a move to increase trust between politicians and people. The bürgerdialog,…

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Citizens’ assemblies work: Reflections on the Irish Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss

In Ireland, citizens’ assemblies are very much part of the political landscape. They are seen as legitimate by both politicians and the people. The result of the referendum that followed the Citizens’ Assembly on the Amendment of the Constitution (Abortion:2017), confirms how accurately a citizens’ assembly can reflect the position of the population as a…

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Open Letter to Liz Truss on ‘Anti Growth’ – XR co-founder, Gail Bradbrook

In your recent speech at the Conservative party conference you mentioned growth 29 times; said "I will not allow the anti-growth coalition to hold us back” and named Extinction Rebellion as part of this coalition. Thank you for opening up this critical conversation. We appreciate the opportunity to share our understanding and we hope many others will join us for a grown up conversation in these urgent times.

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OCTOBER 14-16 – Join the Weekend of Resistance

We are working on a plan that sees Extinction Rebellion growing in numbers and building momentum towards Spring 2023. On October 14-16 will be the next step in that journey. We will come together in London for a long weekend of action, outreach, music, talks and trainings, and loads more. 

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