Newsletter 34: Hell and High Water

Dear Rebels, Welcome to our first International Newsletter of the year. As a new decade dawns, we are faced with a world already on the brink of disaster. However, amid the grief and flames there are so many of us fighting hard to make this decade the one that finally brings change to a society – and ecology – that needs it more than ever. Australia and Indonesia have been facing floods and fires of unprecedented scale. In Indonesia, the tragedy is deepened by a lack of awareness, both within the country and beyond it. The crisis is largely being…

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History Corner – Oil Wells Drilled in the Niger Delta and those who Oppose them

From 1956 to Today | Nigeria With the UK government’s pre-election declaration of a moratorium on fracking, now would be a good time to look at the situation of people around the world who haven’t been so lucky and continue to bear the brunt of the energy-intensive demands of western economies. Through the process of globalisation, industrial processes and the mining of natural resources have largely been exported to the global South. It’s no accident that the strongest modern resistance movements have also arisen in these regions. As the scramble for the planet’s remaining fossil fuels intensifies, the lessons…

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XR Unchained 12

Colombo, Sri Lanka – in front of the Australian High Commission to demand climate action, part of an international #bushfirerebellion  in solidarity with Australia. Colombo, Sri Lanka – Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Sinhala School’s mural has finally been completed, depicting 4 endangered species (an elephant, fishing cat, blue whale and turtle) with a little girl to symbolise our interconnected ecosystem. Tokyo, Japan & LA, US – XR Tokyo and XR Los Angeles held a synchronised die-in on 21st December. Rebels lay before the Tokyo Tower and under the LA Grove holiday tree at at the same time, live broadcasting…

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Australia is Burning

On the 10th of January rebels took to the Australian High Commission in London to demand that urgent action be taken in the face of the devastation happening, not only in Australia, but around the world – Filmed and edited by Talia Woodin…

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What If ?

The mini-sequel ‘What If’ was produced by the team behind the award winning film ‘The Age of Stupid’ to commemorate its 10th anniversary re-release.

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Issue Four of The Hourglass launches Comix Rebel & ‘Funny Page’ – here’s how you can get involved.

Phone: +44(0)7584222659 | Email: / | Website: The Hourglass newspaper is bringing back the traditional ‘funny page’Issue four of the newspaper will launch the new artistic collaboration ‘Comix Rebel’Released on 10th Jan, this issue will see in climate reporting in 2020 with comic creators uniting to address the climate and ecological crisis The Hourglass is bringing back the funny page! Issue four will host this collaborative initiative between the newspaper and Comix Rebel: a dynamic new venture to harness the power of comics and graphic storytelling, calling graphic artists and writers to action in the face…

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Action Strategy Update for 2020

“We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about that. Surely we all have a responsibility to care for our blue planet. The future of humanity and indeed, all life on earth, now depends on us.”  – David Attenborough Action Strategy Update for 2020 This is the year. The decisions made over the next 12 months will define the future of our world. The stakes have never been higher as…

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Who We Are | Why XR? | How You Can Help

What people are saying, “We don’t have any time to waste, the science is absolutely clear, we have to listen to the science.” | “It wasn’t until I got involved in XR that I realized we can actually make a difference.” | “The hope is that we can just have a better society.”…

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