International

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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XR Unchained 5

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 4

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 3

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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Youth Letter to UN

Extinction Rebellion Youth around the world have written a letter to the UN Secretary-General ahead of the NYC Climate Summit, with the demand that the UN declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency, ensure global commitment to net-zero carbon by 2025, and encourage the global creation of Citizens’ Assemblies.

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XR France Summer Camp: a rebel write-up

Written by susieq From a gentle sloping valley in Charente, the sweet sound of peaceful rebels filled the air, a magic flute, gentle guitars and the unifying force of collective song. As I lay in my tent listening I was filled with a sense of hope. The XR France summer camp (17-25 August) was attended by 80 or so rebels living in joyous simplicity, signing up to take turns with cooking, emptying the composting toilets and bins, washing up or running a workshop. This was Extinction Rebellion at its finest: mutual respect, collective intelligence, creativity, simplicity, determination and fun.

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