Arts & Culture

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

Phone: +44(0)7584222659 | Email: comixrebel@rebellion.earth / hourglass@rebellion.earth | Website: hourglass.news 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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History Corner – How An Environmental Newsletter Toppled a Dictatorship & Unified Europe

The Peaceful Revolution of 1989 | East Germany This year saw the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This iconic event is often seen as part of a broader world history – the dissolution of the USSR, the opening up of Eastern Europe, the end of the Cold War. But the fall of the Wall was also the culmination of a vast people-led protest movement in East Germany, a ‘Peaceful Revolution’ that had been growing throughout the 1980’s. The Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) was one of the most repressive and intrusive regimes to ever grace…

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Contra la Extinción, Somos Rebelión! COP25

Raquel and Sergio stood with their hands glued to the inside of Zara’s display window kissing silently and smiling, with adrenaline, fear and love coursing between their lips. The cameras and curious eyes of hundreds of Christmas shoppers watched their intimacy from the other side of the glass, attracted by the rebels outside who were singing and shouting, with banners in their hands and rage in their hearts. From that perspective, the couple appeared to be holding a gesture of surrender. Hands up! Don’t move! It was a position of vulnerability that became clear when the Policía Nacional came to remove…

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Madrid and London: Extinction Rebellion Artists Join Forces to Raise Awareness About the Climate Emergency

Enjambre Sonoro (Sound Swarm).  Collective Enmedio and Filastine in collaboration with Extinction Rebellion. Photo: Lorenzo Belenguer 2 – 13 December 2019 – COP25 Madrid: Conference United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 30 November -11 December 2019 – Election Rebellion: Twelve Days of Crisis Artists from Madrid performed Enjambre Sonoro (Sound Swarm). A participatory orchestra of loudspeakers and a noisy swarm of angry bees #PaintTheStreets is an ongoing creative campaign, bringing posters, stickers, murals and beautiful artwork to the streets to raise awareness about the climate & ecological emergency. Extinction Rebellion Theatrics will bring the climate crisis centre stage with Extinction…

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Creative Rebellion: Arts and Culture Highlights from International Rebellion London

Email Arts & Culture Media Coordinator: Lorenzo.Belenguer.XR@protonmail.com  Phone Arts & Culture Media Coordinator: +447731425077 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook#EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion Creative Rebellion: Arts and Culture Highlights from International Rebellion London October’s International Rebellion in London saw an array of inspirational art, performances, workshops and even music concerts take place across Westminster. Through art, Extinction Rebellion aims to create a more loving, compassionate and creative society in a non-violent and…

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The last cries of an imperilled Amazon

Text and images by Victor Chaix. Victor recently returned from Brazil, and is currently an active member of XR Paris. The largest forest on earth, home to nature’s most astonishing biodiversity and complexity, is under serious threat. To the despair of local communities and Brazilian activists, a resurgent form of colonialism and an unconstrained, globalized capitalism torment this climatic and biological heaven of planetary importance. Yet the Amazonian question is far from a national issue, as it provides ecological stability for Earth’s biosphere and it is being targeted by globalized capitalism.  The Amazonian forest is, in many ways, the ultimate…

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Friday 9th – Sunday 11 August: Extinction Rebellion brings performance to life at Boomtown Fair with real-world narrative

Email: press@risingup.org.ukLondon, Central: +44(0)7549766448 / +44(0)7561098449 / +44(0)7969083371 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers The latest instalment of Boomtown’s ongoing narrative: “Chapter 11: A Radical City” includes a surprising key role for Extinction Rebellion (further details to be revealed)It is the first time an organisation from real life has played themselves in the Boomtown immersive world and storylineThe environmental mass civil disobedience movement will host the Rebel Rebel Hideout at the festival, for a weekend of outreach and interactive…

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BREAKING: Thank You Radiohead

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7986671716, +44(0)7561098449, +44(0)7479234522, +44(0)7878535968 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Content drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lpbBFcgw8MfD2yVV5CA_5CvXNBQ0C6-I What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   Extinction Rebellion in Numbers – https://docs.google.com/document/d/11E9MUhXWyxweCDKwJqBRZEDLGam268iwUqVAAUG8dus/edit#heading=h.ozg3b8yfa3rm “We’re not scaremongering / This is really happening.” – Idioteque Extinction Rebellion would like to thank Radiohead for their gift and gesture of support in donating the proceeds of the OK Computer Minidisc Bandcamp to Extinction Rebellion around the world. To join the rebellion, visit https://rebellion.earth/ and check out the new video which we’ve put to Radiohead’s song Idioteque –…

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BREAKING NOW: Fashion ‘Die-in’ at RCA Fashion Graduate Show to launch Extinction Rebellion’s call to #BoycottFashion

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: Office +44(0)7780 602722; +44(0)7479234522; On the ground – +44(0)7876 636244, +44(0)7846 202269 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR; #Extinction Rebellion #BoycottFashion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ / https://www.instagram.com/xr.boycottfashion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10sp0dm_VI8mkQtE63WX32wqLL5U8F31d Climate Factsheet for Rebels https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/ Royal College of Art Fashion MA student Laura Karup Frandsen will not be showing a final collection in protest at the waste and suffering caused by the global fashion industryInstead she has decided to host a ‘die-in’ at the RCA Graduate Show to urge people to disrupt the fashion industry for the launch of Extinction Rebellion’s  #BoycottFashion…

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NO AWARDS ON A DEAD PLANET: Extinction Rebellion UK refuse shortlisting in the Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of the Year 2019

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone:  +447561098449; +447986671716; +447804743058 Website: https://rebellion.earth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR  #ExtinctionRebellion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extinctionrebellion/ Photos/videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m1v7Cs8JFkDM1gHp45OF-NwwhLzPZJO8 NEW – What emergency? https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/   Extinction Rebellion UK refuse shortlisting in the Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of the Year 2019 and “call upon other designers who have been invited to contribute to the show to follow our lead and also Tell The Truth by refusing inclusion in the exhibition.” The annual award is sponsored by the insurance company Beazley, who offer “speciality environmental liability insurance” The annual exhibition, billed as “the Design Museum’s annual celebration…

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