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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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London Newsletter: Rebellion Day 5

Midday at Trafalgar Square and Gail Bradbrook is on the main stage, with crowds gathered to listen in an enthralled silence: ‘This movement is like water!’ she declares. ‘You can’t get rid of us, because we will rest, regenerate and move again like water!’ And indeed we have. On day four we all flowed into Trafalgar Square, and on day five we were flowing back out in full, determined and joyful force! We first hit prime time television, when Rupert Read appeared on Question Time and kept a cool head in the face of some vehement criticism. The following…

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Rebel Daily 4: Planes, boats and automobiles

(Sign up to receive the international newsletter here) Day four of the Rebellion saw rebels acting out of love and extraordinary courage. XR New York shut down Time Square with a lime-green boat, UK rebels descended on London City Airport and even climbed onto a plane, and Berlin switched up their tactics to keep disrupting the city. Rebels in Rio and Mexico City performed dynamic, creative expressions of a natural world under threat, and rebel organisers across Colombia are hitting their disruptive stride. With every day that passes, the rebel spirit seems to swell and surge, screaming its refusal to accept an ecocidal system any longer. We are…

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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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London Newsletter: Rebellion Day 4

If you walked through Trafalgar Square this afternoon, you may have seen an innocuous looking sign plastered to a pole, quoting the words of Nelson Mandela “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” We must let these words resound in our hearts as we take stock and look forward to the days ahead. We have indeed had to clear out of all but one of the original sites, had 80 tonnes of equipment confiscated, and seen over 1000 rebels arrested (including an ex-police officer and many grandparents). Perhaps it seems our task is insurmountable. But we will not…

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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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London Rebellion: Day 3

In a grim metaphor for the ongoing extermination and extinction of so much of our planet’s natural life, the police are picking rebels off the street with steady assurance – 92 year-olds and Pink Octopi alike have been removed. And they do it with the authority of laws not designed to protect the wellbeing of citizens, but to protect an insatiable growth-based status quo.  Arrests (600 and counting) were very much expected. More of a surprise is the new tactic of forcefully confiscating shelter, food and water, and anything that might allow disabled people to conveniently participate.

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London Rebellion: Day 2

After Monday’s exhilaration, today we’ve been pushing down roots and getting used to life in the capital. As we found in April, there comes a point at which it seems almost natural that we would be here in the roads. Natural, but also nicer: instead of car engines, choirs and samba bands; instead of throngs of busy strangers, free food and open dialogue (not least from incorrigible truth-teller Jonathan Pie!) Not everyone seems to agree with the improvement: the Met have been making their usual efforts to dislodge these implausible utopias. The arrest count continues to climb –…

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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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