Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in October 2018 as a movement that aims to use tactics of nonviolent direct action in order to avert the effects of climate change. Since its formation it has rapidly spread to at least 35 other countries, including New Zealand, who have recently carried a few headline-grabbing protests, with the promise of more to come.Continue reading AWSM: Can #ExtinctionRebellion #Aotearoa #NZ help save the world?
On Thursday a large operation by cops and RWE security personnel destroyed several ground structures of occupations in Hambacher Forest. During the operation the memorial for Steffen, who died during the last major wave of evictions in September, was completely destroyed. A major problem is that many liberals still support the police. Not just on the German territory: Yesterday a video appeared with an Extinction Rebellion activist negotiating with a cop about chartering buses for arrestees. Mass arrests and negotiating with cops as a tacic. Seriously?
Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) co-ordinator Kevin Blowe breaks down likely tactics police will be using to disrupt the activities of climate action group Extinction Rebellion and why extreme caution should be used when dealing with the force. Netpol is a coalition of organisations, researchers and lawyers challenging violent or excessive policing in the UK, and one of its core members is Green and Black Cross.
London, UK: More than 6000 people blocked 5 bridges during Rebellion Day on November 17. On November 24, RebellionDay 2 people will take the streets again.
More than 6,000 people have occupied five bridges in central London to raise the alarm on the climate and ecological crisis – and to put pressure on the Government to come clean on the fact that there is a climate emergency. More than 3000 people planted trees in Parliament Square tonight.
London, UK: State prosecuters tried to imprison Extinction Rebellion founder Roger Hallam earlier today, just one day before tomorrows mass action of civil obedience: Rebellion Day. Continue reading #London: State prosecution tried to imprison #ExtinctionRebellion cofounder the day before #RebellionDay
Although we don’t agree with everything in the piece below, we decided to republish it. It gives an idea how people from the broader movement think and how they debate. The many qoutes from corporate media are irritating and we want to stress that for us nonviolent action is one of many tactics. Not more, not less.
London, November 14, 2018: Climate Activists send message to UK Prime Minister by blocking access to the street in front of her office.
Call by Extinction Rebellion: With our dancing bodies we will shut the (Brazilian) embassy down until we have Bolsonaro on the line and listening to our resistance.