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Green and Black Cross: Statement on #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.

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The climate movement: What next?

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.

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From #ExtinctionRebellion to desirous rebellion

There is something overwhelmingly simple about the Extinction Rebellion (and sister movements: the student school strikes for the climateearth strikeclimate offensive), its idealism; an idealism that in part explains its resonance in the rapid multiplication and expansion of protests.

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Rebellion Extinction: a capitalist scam to hijack our resistance

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.

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#London: Green Anti-Capitalist Front April 15th – Post-action report

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.

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AWSM: Can #ExtinctionRebellion #Aotearoa #NZ help save the world?

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.

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#HambacherForst: Memorial for #Steffen destroyed during operation by police and #RWE – To #ExtinctionRebellion: Why the police are not our friends

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?

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Police surveillance – A note for #ExtinctionRebellion campaigners

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.

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#ExtinctionRebellion #London #UK November 24: #RebellionDay 2

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.

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#ExtinctionRebellion: Five bridges blocked in central #London – Activists plant trees in Parliament Square

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.

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