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Extinction Rebellion Bristol (UK)

Writers Rebel release stunning film for Insect Week with Sir Mark Rylance and nature writer Jay Griffiths: ‘ALMOST INVISIBLE ANGELS’

To mark the Royal Entomological Society’s Insect Week3, the literary campaign group Writers Rebel1 launches a stunning short film from environmental writer Jay Griffiths4 and emerging Bristol-based artist-activist Gaby Solly5, drawing attention to crashing insect populations across the globe.  The team behind the film includes a number of Bristol…

XR Youth launch ‘free and fair buses’ campaign

Youth environmental activists have launched a new campaign across the West of England in support of free bus travel for young people and an improved bus network across the region. Activists from Extinction Rebellion Youth Bristol (XRYB) dropped banners from the cranes on the Harbourside and replaced bus stop ads across the city centre. Credit: Simon…

Almost Invisible Angels haunt Tintern Abbey

A ghostly installation of whitened sticks, nestling in daisies and frequented by the little creatures it subtly celebrates will grace the ruined nave of Tintern Abbey, the dramatic location for the launch of the Wye Valley River Festival this week. Created in collaboration by award winning author and environmentalist Jay Griffiths and Bristol-based…

XR Bristol stages protest outside Bristol City Council

XR Bristol attended the March 2022 Bristol City Council meeting to call out the Mayor and Councillors for greenwash. Political greenwash is particularly dangerous, as it lulls voters into a false sense of security. XR Bristol has been keeping a close eye on Bristol City Council which led the way by declaring a climate emergency in November 2018 and…

XR Youth target Bristol Airport terminal

XR Youth, Bristol Airport, March 2022. Photo credit: Simon Holliday / simonholliday.com On Saturday 5th March, Extinction Rebellion Youth Bristol staged a ‘die-in’ in the departure terminal of Bristol Airport from approximately 12:30pm to 1pm. Around 30 young rebels entered departures and proceeded to stage a lie-down protest over the proposed expansion…

Extinction Rebellion Demands a Greenwash-Free Bristol

Greenwash: when businesses and governments portray themselves as caring for the planet whilst knowingly destroying it. From today [Saturday 26th February] a range of dramatic advertisements on billboards and posters are appearing across Bristol as Extinction Rebellion (XR) launches its Greenwash-Free Bristol campaign.   As the campaign kicks off there…

Phase II Digital Rebellion Action: MP Swarm

📅 WHEN? Now through Monday, 28th Feb 🗣️ Lobby target MPs and/or mobilise their constituents to do so from our convenient platform at [] 💻 Digital Rebellion Hybrid Actions 💻 Unlike Lords, MPs will only respond to their own constituents, and so everyone who joins this important effort has two main actions— 1️⃣ ACTION 1 If you don’t…

Just Stop Oil Introductory Talk

Just Stop Oil introductory talk next week will be in Clifton, on Friday from 7pm-9pm at Alma Church. The speaker will be Larch Maxey, one of the key figures behind the HS2 protests and now Just Stop Oil. If you know anyone who could be sympathetic to the campaign, try and get them to come and hear Larch speak! Full details are here: [] For those who…

Next UK Rebellion

The next Rebellion will start at 10 a.m. on 9th April in Hyde Park, London and continue until 17th April. There will also be civil resistance in London on these weekends: • Sat / Sun 23rd – 24th April • Sat / Sun 30th – 1st May • Sat / Sun 7th – 8th May We will demand an end to the fossil economy by focusing on economic disruption. This…

Local Amazon warehouse blockaded in global Black Friday protests

Amazon’s Bristol distribution centre at Avonmouth is being blockaded by climate activists today, “Black Friday”, as part of an international campaign targeting the mega-retailer. Extinction Rebellion activists from Bristol and the south west moved onto the Avonmouth site at 4am this morning, and have “locked on” to bamboo towers and scaffolding…

Bristol climate activists present UK’s Department for International Trade with ‘Charred Earth’ Award

Photo credit: XR Bristol Lets Raise Our Voices to Work Towards a Better Future. Money Rebellion, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion (XR), has presented its ‘Charred Earth’ Award to the United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade (DIT) as it continues to negotiate a free trade deal with Brazil. [The Charred Earth award is an ironic award…

XR Bristol Accessibility and Inclusivity Survey Results

In Extinction Rebellion Bristol, we recognise that Extinction Rebellion is not inclusive enough of people from marginalised communities, including working class people, people of colour and disabled people. Not only are people from these communities underrepresented in Extinction Rebellion, but this leads to decision-making that only serves the needs…

XR Bristol’s Rebel From Home

Photo credit: Zuhura Plummer zuhuraplummer.com Lets Raise Our Voices to Work Towards a Better Future. A new website has been launched for Rebel from Home. To enhance actions and keep Extinction Rebellion Bristol going from a digital approach, rebelling from home can be as easy as posting a picture or sending an email. Bristol City Council have made…

XR Bristol is committed to non-violence and the right to peaceful protest

In light of last night’s events, XR Bristol emphasises its absolute commitment to non-violence. This basic tenet is one of our core principles, and represents the values of our wide range of supporters, from grandparents to schoolchildren, to doctors, scientists, builders, shop workers, and teachers. Yesterday’s protest had no organisers, but was…

Seeds for Bees 2021

Seeds for Bees 2021 campaign. Thousands of people up and down the country have signed up to get packets of bee-friendly seeds to plant this spring. It’s something simple that you can do too. And it could make a massive difference – giving our bees enough food to survive and thrive this spring. But the seeds are going fast, and once they’re gone…

Bristol residents take action to get the clean air they want

Our Air Our City action cycling campaign. Bristol. Photo Credit: Mark Dolman [] This morning [Sat 20 Feb] residents living in Bristol’s air pollution hotspots are hanging banners from their houses calling on Bristol City Council to solve the city’s air pollution crisis. The city-wide banner protest is the first action of the Our Air, Our City campaign…

Santa shames Barclays and HSBC: Worst banks for the climate

Extinction Rebellion visit Barclays Bank, Broadmead, Bristol, December 19th 2020. Photo credit: Simon Holliday / simonholliday.com Santa made a list and checked it twice. And number one on the naughty list, nationally and in Bristol, is Barclays: the worst bank in Europe for funding the fossil fuel industry. Close behind is HSBC. Santa made a rare statement…

Action | A Christmas Wishlist For Bristol City Council

All we want for Christmas is climate action now. Photo credit: Simon Holliday / simonholliday.com Bristol City Councillors: We need more, much more, than the vote against airport expansion, to protect us from the Climate emergency, and that’s why we are writing to ask you, and the Council, to gift the people of Bristol this 12 Days Of Christmas Wishlist…

Bristol MoD site blockaded: “Spend money on climate action, not on weapons.”

Activists from Extinction Rebellion block roads around the MOD in Filton, Bristol, December 11th 2020. Photo credit: Simon Holliday / simonholliday.com UK government commits £24 billion in new defence spending Just £12 billion allocated to ‘green recovery’ investment Early this morning, protesters from Extinction Rebellion Bristol and Christian…

Fi Radford Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce that Fi Radford died on Sunday 22 November 2020. Fi was among the first Extinction Rebellion Bristol rebels. She became ‘mother’ to the central meeting, held at Malcolm X Centre, inducting literally hundreds of us and was one of XR’s Rebel Elders, a member of the Evergreens and the Act Your Age affinity…

Rebels ask MPs to back the CEE Bill on final day of Bristol action

The ‘Elephant In The Room’ Photo credit: Simon Holliday On our final day of action here in Bristol, the theme of the day is “Upgrade Democracy”. We want people and MPs to get behind the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill being taken to parliament, and stop ignoring the elephant in the room. People all over Bristol have been writing…

The Cardiff Rebellion begins: The Future Starts Now

Early this morning, rebels climbed the UK Welsh Office building in Cardiff, kicking off a week of Cardiff Rebellion. This follows on from our four days of action in Bristol, designed to highlight the role of the UK government in failing to take effective action on the climate crisis and protect the worst impacted areas of the UK. The climbers have attached…

Rebels hold a socially-distanced beach party to highlight Cardiff’s rising tide

Today, on the second day of five days of Cardiff Rebellion, rebels are holding a socially-distanced “beach party” on the steps of the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, to highlight the catastrophic impact of climate change on weather patterns and rising tides. From 11am, rebels kitted out with deck-chairs, beach umbrellas, swimsuits, life jackets, surf boards…

Rebels demand media and corporations tell the truth

Photo credit: Tom Richards Today, rebels staged a series of actions in Cardiff exposing corporate greenwashing and highlighting the pivotal role of the media in holding the Government to account for its failures on the climate and ecological emergency.  Two rebels “greenwashed” themselves in a bathtub full of green liquid outside Barclays in Cardiff…

On the 2nd anniversary of Bristol’s Climate Emergency declaration, we ask: is the city on course to meet its targets?

Members of Extinction Rebellion dressed as birthday candles deliver a card and a cake to Bristol City Council to celebrate the second anniversary of their declaration of a Climate Emergency. November 13th 2020. Photo credit: Simon Holliday / simonholliday.com In November 2018 Bristol City Council was the first city in the country to declare a climate…


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