Critical Awareness

  • How millions of Americans lost their right to vote
    Civil death is a form of punishment that extinguishes someone’s civil rights. It’s a concept that has been reshaped and reinterpreted over many generations, persisting in the form of felony disenfranchisement, through which a citizen loses their right to vote due to a felony conviction.
  • UK Newsletter 17: Fast and Furiously Non-violent
    (Sign up to receive the newsletter here) Dear rebels, The Rebellion is just 3 weeks away! Plans are being hatched as we write. Here’s the lowdown for now. Local groups will kick off the Rebellion with action all over the UK in a civilly disobedient long weekend from 28-31 August. Join your local group now … Read MoreRead more
  • Amateur Vigour
    While news of the death of the novel―or of the book, for that matter―may seem no better than clickbait, the time is nigh to ask what next. In its Western variant, the novel built momentum over hundreds of years to become the dominant literary form of the twentieth century; its popularity and penetration dependent on―and … Read MoreRead more
  • BREAKING: We’re way off track! Extinction Rebellion send a message to the world at today’s Formula 1
    Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +447561 098449 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#WeWantToLive #ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow “Climate change is a serious threat: every one of us has the responsibility to protect our future and the future of the next generation,” – Lewis Hamilton Extinction Rebellion drop large banner reading ‘Act Now’ behind start line at today’s … Read MoreRead more
  • Elderblog Sutra: 11
    When I started the blogchain experiment in January 2019, I had in mind a metaphor of a new system of tunnels under an old landscape of skyscrapers, creating a feel of what I called infratextuality. The decade’s worth of archives from the Rust Age (2007-12) and Snowflake Age (2013-18) would be the skyscrapers. The blogchains … Read MoreRead more
  • Co-liberation and Justice in XRUK
    The XR community in the UK has begun a process to ask deep questions about our demands and issues relating to justice. There have been lots of groups and individuals active in furthering these conversations and the project, Justice within XR UK (combining two working groups, XR UK Rebel Hive Justice and XR Co-Liberation Project) … Read MoreRead more
  • Extinction Rebellion join Reparations Rebellion to lock-down Brixton and call for reparations and planet repairs ‘for our very survival’
    Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +447986 671716Rebellion Web Page | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #StopTheMaangamizi #ReparationsRebellion #PlanetRepairs**UK REBELLION 2020 VIDEO** From 7am on Saturday 1st of August Extinction Rebellion will join in support of the Stop the Maangamizi Campaign & The Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee to block Brixton Road from Max Roach Park to Windrush Square. Participating groups include Extinction … Read MoreRead more
  • Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 14: Who Killed Berta Cáceres – Environmental Defender from Honduras
    Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Ever wonder who the pink boat in Oxford Circus was named after? This podcast focuses on the new book ‘Who Killed Berta Caceres’ by Nina Lakhani which is a compelling thriller-like read based on the murder of the brave indigenous Berta. She died … Read MoreRead more
  • To save the EU, its leaders must first focus on saving the planet | Daniel Judt, Reja Wyss and Antonia Zimmermann
    European countries are spending big to revive their economies, but they will have no legitimacy with young people if they ignore the climateThe future of Europe depends on climate action. This is the resounding message that young Europeans have delivered to their leaders over the past two years. To be sure, the wave of young … Read MoreRead more
  • ‘HS2 Ltd: We see you’ – Statement on the endangerment of protesters at Denham Park
    Over the last few days many of us have been watching with alarm at the situation unravelling at the HS2 protection camp at Denham Country Park, Uxbridge, West London.  Outside of the London-centric media view, protestors, many of them young people in their teens acting out of conscience and grave concern for their future, have … Read MoreRead more
  • Extinction Rebellion protesters lock themselves to rig on River Thames
    Activists want London mayor Sadiq Kahn to cancel Silvertown road tunnel projectThree Extinction Rebellion activists have locked themselves to a rig in the middle of the Thames to protest against a planned road tunnel underneath the river in south-east London.The keys to the locks around the protesters’ necks have been delivered to the capital’s mayor, … Read MoreRead more
  • Further clarity on XRUK and the Beyond Politics party
    Following actions this week at Amnesty, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Christian Aid by the new political party, Beyond Politics, XRUK would like to restate that Beyond Politics are a separate organisation and not a part of Extinction Rebellion.  We also would like to be clear that Roger Hallam no longer has a formal … Read MoreRead more
  • Goodbye rebellion.earth. Hello extinctionrebellion.uk!
    The Extinction Rebellion UK website has recently changed its domain from rebellion.earth to extinctionrebellion.uk. We hope this will make clear its role as the XR UK website, while distinguishing it from other national XR websites and the XR global site rebellion.global. Any rebellion.earth URLs will redirect correspondingly to extinctionrebellion.uk for the foreseeable future. If you … Read MoreRead more
  • To Attack and Dethrone Gods
    Borges was introduced to the original terrorist somewhere between Sir Thomas Browne and Marcel Schwob. He had no face and a name like a resonance chamber: Herostratus, arsonist of the second Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; punished with Oblivion, redeemed by Spectacle. His subsistence, despite his damnatio memoriae, means Spectacle is not beholden to its … Read MoreRead more
  • Get ready for Rebellion 🔥 – UK Updates 1
    (Sign up to the newsletter here) Dear rebels, The Rebellion is coming. 2020 is a year of multiple crises and a Government that is failing to keep us safe. They ignored the warnings about coronavirus. Now they’re ignoring warnings of a 4˚C warmer world from the Committee on Climate Change, a warning that could result … Read MoreRead more
  • Alan Moore ‘We have to get out upon the Streets’
    Hello, I’m Alan Moore and I couldn’t be prouder than to be making a statement in support of Extinction Rebellion. Extinction Rebellion are going to be hitting the streets of London to demand through peaceful direct action that the government does something about the environmental crisis which they themselves have declared to be a state … Read MoreRead more
  • Global Newsletter #41: Please Proceed to Emergency Exits
    (Sign up to the Newsletter here) Dear rebels, Exciting times on the frontlines of change. XRUK has announced the next UK Rebellion. For further details, or to see how you can get involved, check out the Rebellion FAQ.  Also this month, France sees the results of its first Citizens’ Climate Assembly, aimed at drastically reducing … Read MoreRead more
  • Clare Farrell | No Fashion on a Dead Planet | Extinction Rebellion UK
    Originally broadcast via Green is the New Black (https://greenisthenewblack.com/) The post Clare Farrell | No Fashion on a Dead Planet | Extinction Rebellion UK appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: Clare Farrell | No Fashion on a Dead Planet | Extinction Rebellion UK
  • Notes — Freedom’s Forge by Arthur Herman
    My second deep dive pandemic read is Freedom’s Forge by Arthur Herman, covering the history of the United States’ industrial mobilization for World War 2. There is a good deal of resemblance between the mobilization to beat Covid (and coming soon: climate) and WW2 mobilization, so it’s a good history to have in your back … Read MoreRead more
  • No Going Back
    The post No Going Back appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: No Going Back
  • ‘Protest Repression – Made in England’: Extinction Rebellion join with allied groups to prevent access to arms factory
    Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +447986 671716Rebellion Web Page | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ExtinctionRebellion #ProtestRepressionMadeinEngland #GlobalJusticeRebellion**UK REBELLION 2020 VIDEO** This morning, protesters from Extinction Rebellion, Women of Colour – Global Women’s Strike and Global Justice Rebellion have prevented access to an arms factory that produces equipment including tear gas and rubber bullets. The factory is owned by the PWD Group, which was … Read MoreRead more
  • Pivoting to the Endgame | Roger Hallam | Extinction Rebellion UK
    Recorded in London, July 2020. The post Pivoting to the Endgame | Roger Hallam | Extinction Rebellion UK appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: Pivoting to the Endgame | Roger Hallam | Extinction Rebellion UK
  • Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 13 –The Future is Local, with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Jyoti Fernandes
    Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW. In this week’s episode Jessica interviews two inspirational women: Helen Norberg-Hodge, the founder of Local Futures; and Jyoti Fernandes, from the Land Workers Alliance and La Via Campesina. We talk about why our futures need to be local rather than global and why that truth … Read MoreRead more
  • Boris Johnson comments on Extinction Rebellion’s upcoming September protests | LBC Radio
    Excerpt from Nick Ferrari’s LBC show, 03 July 2020. Original here. The post Boris Johnson comments on Extinction Rebellion’s upcoming September protests | LBC Radio appeared first on Extinction Rebellion. Source: Boris Johnson comments on Extinction Rebellion’s upcoming September protests | LBC Radio