Critical Awareness

  • Statement on Extinction Rebellion’s relationship with the police
    The tactics of disruption and nonviolent civil disobedience are at the heart of everything Extinction Rebellion does. We have been told that these tactics and our interpretation of them have excluded black people, other communities racialised as non-white, and other marginalised groups, and contributed to narratives that have put those communities at risk.  We recognise … Read MoreRead more
  • The Truth About Zane – Best of Rebel Radio (2)
    Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Welcome back to our new podcast series, The Best of Rebel Radio. In this episode, we’re re-sharing an incredibly important story about the first person in the UK to officially die from climate change. 7-year-old Zane Gbangbola died after flood water carried the … Read MoreRead more
  • No, Extinction Rebellion have not set up a political party
    We’ve seen a couple of stories hit the news this week about people who are or were involved in Extinction Rebellion beginning new projects and using their connection to the movement as a way of launching those projects. Rather than adding to the many opinions within the movement about the value of these, we’re going … Read MoreRead more
  • Mansionism 1: Building-Milieu Fit
    In politically turbulent times, when it is not clear which way the arc of history will bend, it is useful to reframe the question of political futures in terms of built-environment futures. Instead of asking, what kind of milieu will we inhabit, you ask the potentially easier question, what sort of built environment will we … Read MoreRead more
  • Extinction Rebellion activists launch UK Beyond Politics party by stealing food
    Robin Hood-style shoplifting session at London supermarket ‘because poverty sucks’A new political party was launched in London on Thursday by a group of activists from Extinction Rebellion, who marked the event by shoplifting a haul of supermarket goods to highlight the instability of global food distribution.The stunt involved five members of the nascent Beyond Politics … Read MoreRead more
  • COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISES GOVERNMENT TO PREPARE FOR APOCALYPSE
    Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +447986671716 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets #ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow #NoGoingBack Today the Committee on Climate Change, the Government’s official climate advisors, released their report detailing what progress has been made one year on from the adoption of the target to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The report reveals a … Read MoreRead more
  • Two Spooks
    It may or may not be true that there are no extant photographs of Johann C. Schmidt, aka Max Stirner. The ones I may know of lack the auratic power of the two penetrating character sketches Friedrich Engels did of him: the first, a remarkable, vulpine profile he drew from memory for John Henry Mackay, … Read MoreRead more
  • millions of Americans can’t afford water
    Millions of ordinary Americans are facing rising and unaffordable bills for running water, and risk being disconnected or losing their homes if they cannot pay, a landmark Guardian investigation has found.Exclusive analysis of 12 US cities shows the combined price of water and sewage increased by an average of 80% between 2010 and 2018, with … Read MoreRead more
  • Global Newsletter #40: The World Is Still Sick
    Dear rebels, Many countries may now be coming out of quarantine, but the world is still sick. Now, more than ever, it’s time to rebel. The last few weeks have seen a near-endless parade of atrocities which only serve to highlight the injustices and social inequalities of our time. This statement from XRISN focuses on … Read MoreRead more
  • 20-27 June: Extinction Rebellion and local communities to walk 125m along HS2 route to say “We were never asked!”
    Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44 7717474456 / +44 7969 083371 / +44 7933582245Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder               #ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow #HS2Rebellion #NHSnotHS2 #ShutTheSites #StopHS2 Beginning on 20th June, Extinction Rebellion and anti-HS2 groups will set out to walk 125 miles on the HS2 route from Birmingham to London over 7 days The … Read MoreRead more
  • Transforming the Global Financial System, with Ann Pettifor – Best of Rebel Radio (1)
    Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Welcome to a new Extinction Rebellion Podcast series: The Best of Rebel Radio. Here we take some of the wonderful content coming out of Rebel Radio and edit it into a podcast so you can listen again whenever you like. For our first … Read MoreRead more
  • The art of protest in pen and ink – in pictures
    London-based reportage illustrator George Butler has travelled all over the world to war zones, refugee camps and gold mines. “I choose newsworthy situations and people with stories to tell, and then record them in pen and ink,” he says. Recently he’s been focusing on moments of protest in his home town. This month, he attended … Read MoreRead more
  • A Spectre Is Haunting The West
    A tiger was reported loose in Oakland on the night of May 31. The report was false, yes, but it hardly mattered because―as is rarely the case with fake news―it had vision. In short, the report was false but the tiger was Real. To cite @aesthetikeit, here was a “symbol of the aimless and violent … Read MoreRead more
  • Whoopi Goldberg’s Dramatic Call for Climate Action
    Whoopi Goldberg has teamed up with Extinction Rebellion in a beautiful new animation set in the future, entitled ‘The Gigantic Change’. The film, released as part of World Environment Day, looks back from 2050 to show how people came together to save the world from the climate and ecological crisis. The post Whoopi Goldberg’s Dramatic … Read MoreRead more
  • Extinction Rebellion response to Bank of England announcement on emergency funding
    Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +447561098449 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets#NoGoingBack #ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow Stay alert – the bailouts are coming.… The Bank of England’s announcement yesterday came quietly and to many unnoticed. Airlines, chemical companies, fast fashion and car manufacturers are among the largest recipients to be approved emergency funding so far, the likes of which … Read MoreRead more
  • UK Newsletter 15: This system is Toxic
    Dear rebels, We have been following this new wave of police violence and protests with heavy hearts. Racism and oppression are toxic symptoms of a poisoned system: they can have no place in the world we need to build. As we write this newsletter, our hearts are with all those mourning in memory of George … Read MoreRead more
  • THE GIGANTIC CHANGE: Whoopi Goldberg teams up with Extinction Rebellion for dramatic call for action
    Email: jonathanmintram@gmail.com / beverley@beverleyluckings.com Phone: +44 7802 530272  | +44 7472 916283Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Press Kit | Posters & Film Stills | Film#ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow Whoopi Goldberg has teamed up with Extinction Rebellion in a beautiful new animation set in the future. The stunning 3 minute film looks back from 2050 to show how … Read MoreRead more
  • MJD 59,004
    I’ve been thinking a lot about experiments. In an interview last year, James Mattis described America as “this great big experiment of ours.” I made a 2×2 to think about this. America falls in the Grand Design Experiments quadrant. The x-axis is self-explanatory, the y-axis is ordinary versus extraordinary in the sense of “extraordinary claims … Read MoreRead more
  • Extinction Rebellion UK statement on US protests and death of George Floyd
    Extinction Rebellion UK stands in solidarity with those in the US mourning and raging in memory of George Floyd and of so many others.  How many final straws will there be?  We stand alongside all those who are fighting for a world where the casual murder of black and brown people is a distant nightmare.  … Read MoreRead more
  • Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 12 – A Paradigm Shift, with Jeremy Lent
    Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Many people in the climate movement wonder why it’s so hard to get our message through. Could part of the problem be buried in the very language we use? In this episode we’re talking to Jeremy Lent, the author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s … Read MoreRead more
  • XR Rebels across the UK have a Message for the Government
    The post XR Rebels across the UK have a Message for the Government appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: XR Rebels across the UK have a Message for the Government
  • The Extinction Rebellion Talk: Climate Crisis + Social Science for change
    The post The Extinction Rebellion Talk: Climate Crisis + Social Science for change appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: The Extinction Rebellion Talk: Climate Crisis + Social Science for change
  • Extinction Underground | VAULT Festival
    A highlights video of the sold-out interactive and immersive late night playground in response to the climate and ecological emergency. The post Extinction Underground | VAULT Festival appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: Extinction Underground | VAULT Festival
  • 30th May 12PM: Extinction Rebellion to hold socially distanced protests across the UK calling for a Citizens Assembly on Covid-19 recovery
    Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +447561098449 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets#NoGoingBack #DecideTogether #ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow CHANGE IS NOW > DECIDE TOGETHER: Extinction Rebellion to hold silent, socially distanced protest for one hour in Parliament Square – with similar protests to be held in Worcestershire, Whitstable, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Northampton, Dorset, Nottingham and more They are calling on … Read MoreRead more