Climate Striking in Russia – Experiences of an Environmental Activist

In this issue of Exploring XR, we hear from Arshak, a young violinist who began making headlines with his solo protests in Moscow’s Pushkin Square back in the Spring of 2019.  Dubbed by some ‘Russia’s answer to Greta Thunberg’, the Fridays For Future (FFF) activist is currently awaiting his trial for his FFF strikes, scheduled for Thursday 28th November. Please take this moment to show your support for Arshack on his Twitter and Facebook – the more voices we have in his defence the better chance his trial will be positive. Here, he describes his motivation, his experiences and the…

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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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Grandparents unite to protect the planet

Facebook | On Tuesday 15 October, over a hundred grandparents came together under the name of Extinction Rebellion Grandparents to protect the futures of their grandchildren and of children around the world. The group gathered on the steps of the Queen Victoria Memorial Statue outside Buckingham Palace, many of them holding photographs and placards dedicated to the children for whom they are taking action. Together with some of their grandchildren, they stood and sang songs calling for climate justice. Sam Lee, of the Nest Collective, lead the group in singing a his reworked version of…

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Tomorrow: ‘This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook’ published by Penguin Random House

Email: Phone: +44(0)7561098449 / +44(0)7479234522 Website: Facebook: Twitter:; #TellTheTruth #ThisIsNotADrill Instagram: Photos/videos: Climate Factsheet for Rebels Thursday 13 June: ‘This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook’ is released by Penguin Random House after publication date brought forward for rush releaseThe book is a practical guide for rebels which talks about the grave truth about the Climate and Ecological Crisis and how we can all take action to combat itIncludes contributions from people on the front lines of the climate crisis, as well as activists,…

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XR Podcast E2: non violence

Welcome to Episode Two on the issue of nonviolence: what it means as a political tool; how effective it is; and how Extinction Rebellion values nonviolence as a practice in itself. WARNING – This episode contains some strong language. This episode is presented by Dave Anderson and Jessica Townsend with interviews conducted by Marijn van de Geer and Jessica Townsend in the Extinction Rebellion offices. The episode can be found here: Or here on iTunes: We interviewed the following people to help explain what nonviolence means: Roger Hallam – PhD researcher…

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