XR & the Police – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.7

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Extinction Rebellion have always had a controversial relationship with the police. During the April Rebellion, there were chants of “we love you” and a practice of liaising with the police before actions. During the October rebellion, this relationship became much more conflictual. This episode tracks those changes and is a prelude to a more in depth podcast, coming this winter. Speakers include Sian Berry (Co-Leader of the Green Party), George Monbiot (The Guardian Columnist), Rupert Read (Extinction Rebellion Spokesperson), XR lawyers, and…

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Rebel Daily 9: Rebellions don’t end – they regenerate

(Sign up to the International Newsletter here) Photo by Arkadiusz Kasperczyk It’s difficult to imagine the number of rebels currently feeling exhausted, disorientated, and proud. Though we know it’s not over for everyone, this week saw the conclusion of high-intensity rebellion phases in Paris, Berlin, New York, London, and countless other cities and nations. A truly inspiring number of those involved are new to the experience of Rebellion – small surprise, since there’s very little like it. The most obvious exertions are physical: long days spent roaming streets or (every bit as vital!) glued to screens,…

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Doctors for XR – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.6

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW 700 health professionals have joined Doctors for Extinction Rebellion. Why are these pillars of the community willing to take part in civil disobedience, risk arrest, and, for some, glue themselves to government departments? Because, as the GPs in this episode of the Extinction Rebellion Podcast make clear, the climate and ecological emergency is also an impending public health catastrophe. You can learn more about Doctors for Extinction Rebellion here. You can view Extinction Rebellion’s three demands here. Listen to Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special…

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Today’s tube action: how it happened

This morning, members of Extinction Rebellion climbed onto trains at Stratford, Canning Town and Shadwell. At Canning Town, members of the public pulled two rebels from the roof of the train. Whatever your thoughts on the action, this footage was highly distressing to watch – and must have been much more so for anyone present in person. It’s important to acknowledge that the distress did not start with the footage: this action had been announced on Tuesday, and was received with overwhelming opposition and consternation from those in our movement, both regarding the nature, location, and…

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London Newsletter: Days 10, 11 + 12

Red handed march took the message to UK government departments and asked ‘What’s your plan?’ Rebels on bamboo structures block the road at Oxford Circus. Photo: John Paul Brown George Monbiot, shortly before being arrested Rebel ‘Boris’ climbs Big Ben’s scaffolding calling for a citizen’s assembly on the climate and ecological emergency, as part of XR Rainbow Rebellion London, UK. XR Scotland outside the Kenyan High Commission in an action planned with Amnesty and the Sengwer community of Kenya calling for the government to recognise Sengwer ancestral lands rights Lawyers acting on behalf of Extinction Rebellion submitted a…

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XR Unchained 9

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