In recent years there has been an explosion of activity in the climate movement in the UK. It’s inspiring to see so many determined to take action on climate change and committing themselves to fiercely defending nature. Extinction Rebellion (XR) in particular has brought in thousands of new people, shifted public opinion, and reignited a movement. There has also been exciting movement within XR, increasingly targeting those in the corporate media and fossil industries causing the problem rather than just creating public disruption.Continue reading Earth First! gathering collective: To our friends from XR
The Floyd rebellion follows a long tradition of movements using a diversity of tactics to achieve their goals, discrediting champions of nonviolence.Continue reading Debunking the myths around nonviolent resistance – By Peter Gelderloos
The following text is an open answer to Extinction Rebellion Köln. It is continuing the discourse that started on the hambibleibt mastodon account with a thread about controversies related to XR.Continue reading #HambiBleibt: An open answer to #ExtinctionRebellion #Cologne
Another episode by Anarchist writer Andrew Flood on his new YouTube channel: We Only Want the Earth.Continue reading Andrew Flood: Exploring Violence, Non-violence & #ExtinctionRebellion – where #XR gets the research wrong
Anarchist writer Andrew Flood started a new YouTube channel: We Only Want the Earth.Continue reading Andrew Flood: My alarm about #ClimateChange & #ExtinctionRebellion
UK: Green and Black Cross (GBC) is an organisation which provides legal support and solidarity to those involved in protest activity. The following is a statement about the serious concerns GBC has about the safety of both legal observers and of those taking part in actions associated with Extinction Rebellion (XR), based on how XR’s core working groups have been dealing with legal and security aspects of their activity.Continue reading Green and Black Cross: Statement on #ExtinctionRebellion
The climate movement, like all environmental NGOs, has been subject to the influence of neoliberalism and corporate capture. But reality also means deconstructing the growth economy not re-establishing it as ‘Green’ based on mythical free energy sources.Continue reading The climate movement: What next?
There is something overwhelmingly simple about the Extinction Rebellion (and sister movements: the student school strikes for the climate, earth strike, climate offensive), its idealism; an idealism that in part explains its resonance in the rapid multiplication and expansion of protests.Continue reading From #ExtinctionRebellion to desirous rebellion
When Extinction Rebellion first burst into action in the UK last November, it felt as if something was finally going to change.
Their high-profile arrival on the political scene had a noticeable effect on awareness of environmental issues and gave people permission to speak more freely than before about our society and its relationship to nature.Continue reading Rebellion Extinction: a capitalist scam to hijack our resistance
Less than a month after our first assembly we took to the streets of London to carry out an action to coincide with the beginning of Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) ‘Rebellion Week’. We gathered among the tourists in front of St Paul’s cathedral. Our numbers were made up of members from various groups, including but not limited to the London Anarchist Federation, Earth Strike UK and the Revolutionary Communist Group. With flags waving, masks up and the sound system blaring, we began our stroll down the middle of the road, blocking traffic as we went.Continue reading #London: Green Anti-Capitalist Front April 15th – Post-action report