Our Strength Lies in Our Humanity

Everything is Connected

There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances force us to be.

That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.

On this website I’ll be exploring and adding videos and articles that help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.


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Changing the curriculum – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.5

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW At the heart of October 2019’s International Rebellion in London, as with any other rebellion, are Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) Youth. Listen to the day they marched to the Department of Education and demanded a curriculum that meets the unique challenges of this Planetary…

Tomorrow: The Rebellion Strikes Back

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716 / +44(0)7561098449 / +44(0)7479234522 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook#EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion Tomorrow: High Court, Mums and Babies at Google, XR Youth at Youtube and an Emergency People’s Assembly with notable…

NASA Announces Changes to Spacewalk Schedule, First All-Female Spacewalk

[rNASA Announces Changes to Spacewalk Schedule, First All-Female Spacewalk NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT today to discuss this week’s first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website. Source: NASA Breaking news http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-changes-to-spacewalk-schedule-first-all-female-spacewalk

Ursula Pethick, 83: I hope those lives lost in WWII were not in vain

Ursula Pethick, an 83-year old grandmother of five from Sussex, was arrested for the second time last week after gluing herself to the road on Whitehall. Until her first arrest in September she’d never been involved in a protest. Cell shocked… …Only it was not as bad as I had thought. I am an 83…

Changing the curriculum – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.5

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW At the heart of October 2019’s International Rebellion in London, as with any other rebellion, are Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) Youth. Listen to the day they marched to the Department of Education and demanded a curriculum that meets the unique challenges of this Planetary Emergency. We then speak to Ruth Shallcross, from XR educators, about why she thinks the…

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Tomorrow: The Rebellion Strikes Back

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7986671716 / +44(0)7561098449 / +44(0)7479234522 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook#EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion Tomorrow: High Court, Mums and Babies at Google, XR Youth at Youtube and an Emergency People’s Assembly with notable guests and high profile politicians in attendance.  At 10am lawyers for Extinction Rebellion will submit…

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NASA Announces Changes to Spacewalk Schedule, First All-Female Spacewalk

[rNASA Announces Changes to Spacewalk Schedule, First All-Female Spacewalk NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT today to discuss this week’s first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website. Source: NASA Breaking news http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-changes-to-spacewalk-schedule-first-all-female-spacewalk

Ursula Pethick, 83: I hope those lives lost in WWII were not in vain

Ursula Pethick, an 83-year old grandmother of five from Sussex, was arrested for the second time last week after gluing herself to the road on Whitehall. Until her first arrest in September she’d never been involved in a protest. Cell shocked… …Only it was not as bad as I had thought. I am an 83 year old grandmother who is profoundly concerned about Climate Change and the loss of eco-diversity.…

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This Strange Rule Is What Makes the Human Brain So Powerful

This Strange Rule Is What Makes the Human Brain So Powerful Run a supercomputer every second of every day, and eventually its storage will fill up, its speed decrease, and its components burn out. Yet our brains run with astonishing efficacy nearly every moment of our lives. For 40 years, scientists have wondered how delicate biological components, strung together in a seemingly chaotic heap, can maintain continuous information storage over…

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Most genetic studies use only white participants – this will lead to greater health inequality

Most genetic studies use only white participants – this will lead to greater health inequality Genetic studies need to be more diverse. Rawpixel/Shutterstock Few areas of science have seen such a dramatic development in the last decade as genomics. It is now possible to read the genomes of millions of people in so-called genome-wide association studies. These studies have identified thousands of small differences in our genome that are linked…

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Rebel Daily 7: A fire they can’t put out

(Sign up for the International Newsletter here) Change takes time: even at the rate we’re going – and need to be going – it’s never going to happen all at once. But things are changing. The past week has been a moment in history: to simply list the thousands of arrests, the many tens of thousands undertaking civil disobedience, would not do it justice. We have proven to the world…

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Some people benefit from being naturally mentally tough, but it can be taught to those who aren’t

Some people benefit from being naturally mentally tough, but it can be taught to those who aren’t Diego Schtutman/Shutterstock The saying that “whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is simplistic, disingenuous, and potentially destructive. While it’s true that some who experience horrible events are stronger for surviving them, this is probably only true if they were strong to begin with. In the face of horrible events, others are more…

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Disruption of Tube Services beginning 17 October: Information for London Underground Staff

Who are Extinction Rebellion? Extinction Rebellion (XR) is an international movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction from the effects of climate change and ecological collapse. The movements is decentralised and operated by autonomous groups. Extinction Rebellion has been supported by Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, and actors Sir Mark Rylance and Dame Emma Thompson.  What’s Happening? From 7-21 October, XR are hosting a peaceful rebellion against the UK government for its inaction on climate breakdown and biodiversity loss.  If the Government fails to meet its members to discuss their Three Demands, XR and its various affiliated groups will build pressure through disruption. On 17 October, several XR affinity groups (autonomous civil disobedience groups) are planning…

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XR Unchained 7

UK Emergency Queen’s speech – Greta’s speech projected onto the Houses of Parliament.  Now PUBLIC on XR Global YT https://youtu.be/uwCB0pTlmkM The amazing Margaret Atwood in London this morning being interviewed by the XR podcast team! Fake News! At the Royal Exchange. Hands of hope” A family of 4 hold hands in the centre of the London banking district, home of climate criminals. The parents from Devon home school their children & believe this is the best education for children today all over the world Walkie Talkie Building, City of London. Rebels eat paper money outside BlackRock headquarters, City of London. “XR is targeting BlackRock because it’s the world’s biggest backer of climate and rainforest destruction. It’s the #1 investor in fossil fuels, including coal, and in the companies driving deforestation…

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Extinction Rebellion disrupt UKs Department for Transport – where is the plan to meet a net zero target and halt biodiversity loss??

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7969 083371 / +44(0) 7811 183633 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook. #EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion TODAY: Extinction Rebellion are disrupting the Department of Transport, calling for them to stop funding destructive projects immediately, such as HS2 and airport expansions, and explain their plan to meet net zero emissions Extinction Rebellion co-founder Gail Bradbrook has climbed on top of entrance door porch and is hammering the glass window, while another person is locked on to building Extinction Rebellion is calling for a plan for transitioning the UK to a zero carbon transport system, for a law of ecocide to stop mass damage and destruction of nature and…

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London Newsletter: Day Eight

London rebels sat on a monument outside the Bank of England this morning, satirical broadsheets in hand. “Don’t panic, we’ve still got 23 trees left,” read one “don’t worry, its all good” read another. Yes, they were funny. But they bore grim resemblance to the message we are getting from this country’s political elite. The Queens’ speech, delivered today, which outlines the government’s priorities for the coming year, mentioned the environment only briefly, and said nothing of an emergency. So we must continue to rebel, with our tremendous XR energy! And today we did! Rebels flooded the financial district, from Barclays to the Bank of England. No bank would take a risk like the one this government is taking with our lives, one rebel points out.  Some dressed as canaries…

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Response to Metropolitan Police outlawing Extinction Rebellion protests in London

The Climate and Ecological Emergency isn’t going away and we remain resolute in facing it.  We urge the Government and the authorities to join us in doing the same. We cannot do it alone. This is bigger than all of us.  To rebels, this is a moment to pause and remember why we are here. Today a Rabbi puts his liberty on the line in service to humanity and the ecosystem we live in by becoming the first ever Rabbi to be arrested in the UK. Rabbi Jeffrey Newman of the Finchley Reform Synagogue was arrested in Bank, praying, singing and wearing a tallit (traditional fringed prayer shawl) for the first day of the festival Sukkot.  Rabbi Jeffrey Newman said: “It’s impossible, at least for me, to read the Bible…

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