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Police kettle XR art outside the Tate Modern in London. German protestors ‘return’ the climate package to the SPD party on the basis that it is inadequate to prevent mass extinction and climate crisis. Amsterdam. Rebels on Blauwbrug bridge  On Indigenous Peoples’ Day XR NYC focused attention on their 4th demand – a just transition that prioritizes the most vulnerable people and establishes indigenous sovereignty. Rahajeng Nurrahmani in Jakarta – ‘The government has failed me and everyone. So that’s why I’m rebelling.’  In the window of Archie Brown’s Health Food Shop & Cafe, Truro, Cornwall. Belgian rebels piled reclaimed…

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Rebel Daily 7: A fire they can’t put out

(Sign up for the International Newsletter here) Change takes time: even at the rate we’re going – and need to be going – it’s never going to happen all at once. But things are changing. The past week has been a moment in history: to simply list the thousands of arrests, the many tens of thousands undertaking civil disobedience, would not do it justice. We have proven to the world that this rebellion is a truly global movement, growing rapidly within and between nations, and comprised of people with the selflessness, the creativity and the courage to…

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Germany Climate Camp, Berlin Day and night blockade of Stresemannstrasse, Berlin. 48 hours car free! Sweden XR Sweden: “Most of us are now heading home to Sweden from #BerlinBlockieren. Thanks to @XRBerlin @ExtinctionR_DE @XR_Aufstand and everyone else for an inspirational and well-organised week of actions! We are unstoppable — another world is possible.” Netherlands Rebel at Blauwbrug blockade, Amsterdam Italy Final steps for the #RebellionWeek in Rome but #InternationalRebellion won’t stop  until @ExtinctionR demands are met everywhere Eastern Europe Poland Red Rebelsl in Poznan, Sunday. Photo: Łukasz Gdak/Poprzednie Następne  Czech Republic…

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Rebel Daily 6: Brutality in Belgium

(Sign up to the International Newsletter here) It’s been quite a weekend. We’ve seen no slowing down of global actions: Berlin, London, Australia, Turkey – as ever, more than we can name. But today’s showstoppers are undoubtedly the rebels in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, and most of all in Belgium. Well over 700 arrests took place in these three countries, 435 in Brussels alone, but these numbers on their own say nothing of the extraordinary courage shown by rebels in the face of some of the most appalling treatment our movement has yet faced. Rebels form Extinction…

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Rebel Daily 5: Non-violently hitting our stride

(Sign up to the International Newsletter here) As we approached the first weekend of the October Rebellion, it was humbling and inspiring to see that rebels showed no sign of slowing down. In fact, day 5 was marked by a series of exciting milestones: XR Dublin had their first arrests; XR Israel reached a new level of direct action, as rebels glued themselves to the National Stock Exchange in Tel Aviv; and Aussie rebels pioneered the delightful new concept of ‘Civil Disco-bedience’. Hunger strikers in Rome met the Environment Minister yesterday.

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South Africa Rebels in Johannesburg stage a die-in and march for climate justice. Netherlands Amsterdam. Debut of the yellow boat!  Swarming blockade simultaneously on nine locations in the centre of Amsterdam  Australia Germany Berlin. Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Berlin. Marschallbrucke bridge  Berlin. Brandenburg Gate  XR Norway with a brilliant banner Belgium Belgium. Getting ready for #RoyalRebellion Italy Rome, Piazza Bologna. Meditation for biodiversity Czech Republic Prague. First arrest in the Czech Republic. 2025 sprayed in chalk on energy company ČEZ building Brno. The ice is melting.

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XR Unchained – bringing you day four of the international rebellion unpolished Spain Madrid, Spain: The white brigade chained themselves at the Retiro Park in Madrid Germany UK USA Mexico Brazil Support the Rebellion…

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Rebel Daily 3: They gave their lives

(Sign up to receive the international newsletter here) Empathy begins at home. Many of those reading this will, in the past days and months, have fought, grafted and struggled to build spaces where human beings can come together, support one another in a shared sense of loving grief. Grief for the damage we see all around us; grief for the future we fear for our children or ourselves. For many, it’s only by means of this hard-won togetherness that our eyes can be opened to another harsh truth: that the emergency is not a future prospect, but is in fact a fact of life for…

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XR Unchained – Where today we bring you a photo montage bursting at the seams with inspiring rebelliousness! So, how does it make me feel, as a 16-year-old? Being told that in my lifetime tens of millions of human lives could be lost to this crisis, and countless vital species could be sacrificed to extinction because of the inaction of our leaders? It makes me feel terrified, and angry, and I can’t understand why our governments could possibly have allowed this to happen”. Photo by Karen Brown Rebels carrying on their day job in the middle of Trafalgar…

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XR Unchained: Day 2 of Rebellion

XR is more Unchained than ever. The sheer scope of creative, ingenious and courageous actions all over the globe is no longer something we can even attempt to keep up with. But rather than leaving so much unrecorded, we thought we’d give you our readers the chance to succeed where we can’t: so below, you’ll find a messy, beautiful, and quite possibly overwhelming scrapbook of everything that’s come to our attention in the past 24 hours. We can’t guarantee the dates or other details which you might find – we don’t have time to check it all! What we can…

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