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UK Newsletter #12: Livin’ La Vida Lockdown

(Sign up to the newsletter here) Dear rebels, We have entered our second week of lockdown, and the threat of coronavirus still overshadows so much of our lives. It would be easy to imagine a movement built on actions of mass civil disobedience to falter under such strained conditions and to slip into despondency. And so it brings us great joy to report on how well our movement is adapting, how quickly we are finding new ways to rebel in insolation, and how strong our resolve remains to stopping ecocide and deliver a society built around…

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Rebel Radio Special: Truth About Zane

7-year-old Zane Gbangbola died after flood water carried the fatally toxic chemical hydrogen cyanide from a nearby landfill site into his home in Surrey. An MoD whistleblower revealed it, the government denies it. Plus, we hear from Lola Perrin – cofounder of XR artists on how Extinction Rebellion is supporting Zane’s parents, Kye and Nicole, in their fight for justice. To find out more and to help the campaign visit truthaboutzane.com and sign the petition. Listen back to all shows on our mixcloud.

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XRTV Interview: Chris Hedges

A live XRTV #alonetogether interview with Chris Hedges, American journalist and author on Coronavirus, Climate and What Next? Chris won the Pulitzer Prize while at the New York Times and has written a number of groundbreaking books on the crises we face.

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XRTV Interview: Micah White

On Coronavirus, Climate Breakdown and what this means for protest. A live #alonetogether conversation for XRTV with Micah White (co founder of Occupy Wall St) on what the Coronavirus means for social movements and how they can adapt to the pandemic.

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#AloneTogether – Regenerative Rebellion in the Time of Coronavirus

AloneTogether This is a world-changing moment. As coronavirus takes hold of our day to day lives, the way we organise and support each other will change. We will lose much we hold dear. This calls for an evolution – not a shelving – of our rebellion. This is a time to remember what we are rebelling for – a thriving and just world of regenerative cultures that can weather crises, foster cooperation and look after each other on a global scale.  Credit Francesca Harris That is why today, as part of the response to coronavirus, Extinction Rebellion UK is…

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Inside Extinction Rebellion | KEO films

In 2019, Keo Films’ Tom Beard, Director, and Alice Henley, Producer, began following Extinction Rebellion in the run up to last year’s October Rebellion, with intimate access to our headquarters (and thoughts) both before, during and after the two-week London protests.

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Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 7 – “The Future We Choose”, with Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW In this episode we’re talking to a world leader in the climate movement, Christiana Figueres. Christiana was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016 and is credited with securing the Paris Agreement in 2015. She is joined by her co-author Tom Rivett-Carnac, who was her Senior Political Adviser at the UN and now works with her on a podcast called “Outrage and Optimism”. Together they wrote ‘The Future We Choose”. *The Extinction Rebellion Podcast would like…

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UK Newsletter #11: Self-isolating? Welcome back to the community!

(Sign up to the newsletter here) Dear rebels, As Covid-19 spreads and we all slow down to support our communities and NHS, our movement is taking stock. There can be no doubt that this pandemic will mean major change for all of us. We share and support the world’s priority for public health. We encourage all rebels to get very familiar with the official advice from the NHS and model it as best you can. Be aware that we don’t know how long coronavirus is going to be with us, so we need to…

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