Newsletter 36: Waves of Worldwide Webellion

Dearest rebels, Whether you swoon for Valentine’s Day or think it represents everything that’s wrong with the world, we hope you’ll accept this newsletter as a message of affection from us to you; putting the ‘love’ into ‘Love and Rage’. Today, we are proud to announce that we will rise up in Waves of Rebellion across the world! At an exciting international meeting, rebels decided that countries will organise their own ‘wave’ in period of Rebellion that will cascade from April to June. With over a dozen countries already signed up and choosing their…

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Unexpected Elephants and Supermarket Crime Scenes

Dear Rebels, It’s only February but already things are hotting up. Our next UK-wide mobilisation is now set to begin on May the 23rd (book time off work!), and the strategy for 2020 is due to be released in the next few days. As we build momentum for another round of conscientious protection, there’s no shortage of opportunities for warming up this February: whether it’s fighting HS2 this weekend, marching in London on the 22nd, blockading a coalmine in county Durham on the 26th, or disrupting Cambridge City centre from the 16th onwards. And however you…

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Unsung Heroes of XR: Alice and the Arrest Welfare Team

When we contacted the Regenerative Cultures UK-wide Working Group for a nominee for our new Unsung Heroes of XR series, two names came up immediately: Alice and Zaza from Arrest Welfare.  The reason? “They have been doing a huge amount of work since April, creating a support system for our 1400-plus XR arrestees whilst working full-time in other jobs since April. I’m a big fan!” comments a fellow rebel.  Zaza is on the Regen team retreat, so on this occasion we catch up with Alice, joint internal coordinator of the UK Arrest Welfare Team. In typical ‘unsung hero’ fashion, Alice…

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UK Newsletter 7: Read at your own risk

Dear rebels, Happy new year (as happy as starting another year in a climate crisis can be ..) and welcome to our first UK newsletter of 2020! The start of a new year and a new decade brings with it a momentous opportunity to start on a new journey towards a brighter future where we live in balance with nature. 2020 with the COP planned on our home turf this November, must be the year that we win.  If you want to help define how we’ll make that change happen, contribute to the strategy surveys that have been sent…

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Newsletter 34: Hell and High Water

Dear Rebels, Welcome to our first International Newsletter of the year. As a new decade dawns, we are faced with a world already on the brink of disaster. However, amid the grief and flames there are so many of us fighting hard to make this decade the one that finally brings change to a society – and ecology – that needs it more than ever. Australia and Indonesia have been facing floods and fires of unprecedented scale. In Indonesia, the tragedy is deepened by a lack of awareness, both within the country and beyond it. The crisis is largely being…

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History Corner – Oil Wells Drilled in the Niger Delta and those who Oppose them

From 1956 to Today | Nigeria With the UK government’s pre-election declaration of a moratorium on fracking, now would be a good time to look at the situation of people around the world who haven’t been so lucky and continue to bear the brunt of the energy-intensive demands of western economies. Through the process of globalisation, industrial processes and the mining of natural resources have largely been exported to the global South. It’s no accident that the strongest modern resistance movements have also arisen in these regions. As the scramble for the planet’s remaining fossil fuels intensifies, the lessons…

History Corner
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Colombo, Sri Lanka – in front of the Australian High Commission to demand climate action, part of an international #bushfirerebellion  in solidarity with Australia. Colombo, Sri Lanka – Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Sinhala School’s mural has finally been completed, depicting 4 endangered species (an elephant, fishing cat, blue whale and turtle) with a little girl to symbolise our interconnected ecosystem. Tokyo, Japan & LA, US – XR Tokyo and XR Los Angeles held a synchronised die-in on 21st December. Rebels lay before the Tokyo Tower and under the LA Grove holiday tree at at the same time, live broadcasting…

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Newsletter 33: Good COP Bad COP

Dearest rebels, welcome to the last XR Newsletter of the year – and indeed, the decade. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you do. Whether you are a donor, volunteer, brave arrestable or quiet supporter, rest assured you are vital to the movement and XR would not exist without you. Thank you. Today we bring you another mega-issue, bursting with stories from all around the world. Firstly, the results (or lack of them) during the COP in Madrid are proof enough that our leaders have abandoned their people. As you can read below, the…

COP25 dicobedience Global Hunger Strike History Corner Madrid
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Austria 5 DEC | Vienna. “Keep it in the ground” action outside the headquarters of the OPEC oil cartel. Australia 14 DEC | Glenelg beach, Adelaide. Watch the video: “Dressed in suits and carrying briefcases we buried our heads in the sand at Glenelg to symbolise the Government’s refusal to confront the climate and ecological crisis. As bushfires burn and smoke chokes our cities it’s imperative that the government follow through on Extinction Rebellion’s first demand by telling the truth through declaring a climate and ecological emergency. They must work with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.”…

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