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What is wrong with the fashion industry and how can we fix it?

Over the last thirty years, our relationship with our clothes has drastically changed. Our shopping habits are transformed and our wardrobes expanded. Where once we shopped with the seasons, it’s now normal to bag a weekly bargain with just the spare change in your pocket.Yet while our bursting wa…

Global Newsletter #53: Nowhere Is Safe

An Italian rebel greets the G20 finance ministers meeting in Venice. In this issue: Italy’s G20 Rebellion | UK/US Free The Press | Finland’s Summer Rebellion | Indonesia’s June Rebellion | August Rebellions in Berlin, London, Oslo | Newsletter XTRA. Introduction Last month a village in Canada…

Newsletter xtra #53

Welcome to Newsletter Xtra where all the wonderful rebel actions we couldn’t fit into the main Global Newsletter come to stay. This month Newsletter Xtra brings you reports from Australia, Czech Republic, Spain, Ireland, the USA and many more... 23 JUN | Sydney, Australia. Oh how we love a win! Ye…

Global Newsletter #52: The Not So Magnificent Seven

Dead mermaids line the beach while the G7 serves up stale empty promises. In this issue: G7 Rebellion | G7 Pass The Mic | XR South Korea | XR Muslims on Palestine. Subscribe to the Newsletter Introduction Outside of comic books and Hollywood blockbusters, it’s not often that a small group of peopl…

Let’s Get Wild – Rewilding to Save the Planet

Rewilding: An Introduction A lot has changed in Yellowstone Park in the past twenty-five years. Healthy stands of willow trees line the banks of streams. Songbirds sing from tree branches. Beaver dams made of willow dot the streams. If you’re lucky, you can spot a beaver slapping its tail on the s…

xrcop: XR Université de Goma – Spreading the message with street performance and dance

Two dancers in costumes made of plastic bottles performed in the street surrounded by curious passersby. Together with local artists, Extinction Rebellion activists marked World Water Day in Goma, a city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Image Credit: XR Université de Goma, World Wat…

Global Newsletter #51: The Power of One

A Rebellion of One in Warsaw, Poland. Sign: ‘I'm a resident of this beautiful planet and I have the right to defend it.’ Photo: Karolina Zięba.In this issue: Ro1 in Poland, Sweden, Switzerland & Israel | Spring Rebellions in Norway & Canada | Ro1 Round Up | Newsletter XTRA | Book of the Month |…

Newsletter xtra #51

Welcome to Newsletter Xtra, where all the wonderful rebel actions we couldn’t fit into the main Global Newsletter come to stay. This month Newsletter Xtra brings you rebel reports from France, America, South Africa, Scotland, Australia, Indonesia and more... 4 MAY | Paris, France. 11 rebels chaine…

xrcop: XR Universities Uganda puts on an action for World Water Day

On the 23rd March, XR Universities Uganda organised an action for World Water Day. The group wanted to raise awareness to ensure the preservation and environmental protection of Lake Victoria. The action was coordinated by Aaron Niwarinda who is the coordinator and team leader for XR Universities Ug…

10 Facts About Sea Level Rise That Might Surprise You

Source: Heye Jensen, Unsplash. For a long time the ocean has been our greatest friend. It has helped us to survive, explore, and connect with one another over many thousands of years. We owe our lives and many of the privileges we enjoy today to our relationship with the sea. But deep trenches have…

Anthropocene: The Definition, The Debate, and You

Anthropocene. Ever heard that word before? It’s new(ish). The terms Holocene and Pleistocene might sound more familiar; they’re geologic names for epochs. An epoch is one of the smallest slices on the geologic time scale (GTS). Briefly, the debate about whether to use the term Anthropocene for o…

What is the Anthropocene and When Did it Begin?

Anthropocene. Ever heard that word before? It’s new(ish). The terms Holocene and Pleistocene might sound more familiar; they’re geologic names for epochs. An epoch is one of the smallest slices on the geologic time scale (GTS). Briefly, the debate about whether to use the term Anthropocene for o…

Global Newsletter #50: The Scientists Have Had Enough

Two scientists throw paint and stick scientific papers to the UK HQ of Murdoch’s media empire. (Web version in English, Spanish, French, Polish, Portuguese and Xhosa - more languages coming soon!) (Subscribe to the Newsletter) In this issue: Global Scientist Rebellion | World Water Day | Poland Re…

Newsletter xtra #50

14 MARCH | Kutaisi, Georgia A choir performs at a huge protest against a proposed hydropower project that will devastate the region. Photo: Mariam Nikuradze/OC Media Welcome to Newsletter Xtra, a space for all the wonderful rebel actions we couldn’t fit into the main Global Newsletter. This month…

XR NYC Rebel Injured While Protesting “Ecocidal” Actions of Big Banks

[unable to retrieve full-text content]New York, NY – On late Friday afternoon, April 2, during an event held in solidarity with water defenders in Minnesota, who are protesting Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline, an activist with Extinction Rebellion NYC fell at least 15 feet from the side of…

xrcop: Rebels build relationships during XR COP’s global conversations

XR COP Action recently linked groups of rebels from all over the world to discuss and share their ideas and experiences in the run up to COP26. This is hugely important as it allows rebels to build upon each other's experience and for rebels to learn about actions around the world. Over 25 groups we…

Global Newsletter #49: You Are an Animal

Animal Rebellion in Czech Republic gets caught in a web of lies. Introduction Dear rebels, Back in the summer of 2019, a small group of UK rebels felt something was missing from the exciting wave of climate activism that XR had ushered into the world. Our first International Rebellion had pushed the…

Does Extinction Rebellion Offer Any Solutions?

It’s sometimes asked why Extinction Rebellion (XR) doesn’t set out any solutions to the climate and ecological emergency. Some critics argue that highlighting the problems is easy, but that XR isn’t doing the difficult part: providing the answers. It’s true that attempting to tackle the clim…

Xr unchained #49

24 FEB | Indonesia The boy’s placard (right) reads ‘Your generation will die because of age, our generation will die because of the climate crisis.’ There’s always far more rebellion happening around the world than we can cover in one monthly newsletter. Unchained is a space to savour those…

What is regenerative agriculture and can it feed the world?

© Pexels Skitterphoto Regenerative agriculture. It’s not a phrase that’s easy to spell or pronounce, is it? Nevertheless, it’s a phrase that is set to become increasingly familiar. Why? Because life depends on it. Our current intensive agriculture methods are unsustainable; they destroy ecosy…

xrcop: Argentinian activist Esteban on how to build climate action in global solidarity

Esteban Servat is an Argentinian scientist who worked in Silicon Valley before returning to the Mendoza province where he created a self-sustaining community. Before his arrival, the local community had successfully fought against mega-mining projects from western multinationals including Coro Minin…

A Guide to Carbon Capture and Storage

Editor's Note : XR does not advocate for specific solutions to the climate crisis. We do seek to promote healthy, informed debate surrounding climate-related issues. This excellent, in-depth article is a prime example of how such debate can be had.With thanks to Professor Paul Fennell. Whether you…

Global Newsletter #48: Citizens Assemble!

Photo: FT Introduction Dear rebels, Without a massive mobilisation to address the climate crisis, our civilisation will collapse. That was the stark message delivered to policymakers this month in an article by an international team of scientists. Policymakers also know, thanks to a UN global climat…

A Case for Justice for Climate Refugees

“The sea water is rising every day …we lost everything. We are not happy, because we must move again. Climate change is making thousands of people homeless.” Nurul Hashem (Bangladeshi school teacher)Our ancestors were hunters and gatherers—we began as a nomadic society that moved from place…

Climate Refugees: A Case for Climate Justice

“The sea water is rising every day …we lost everything. We are not happy, because we must move again. Climate change is making thousands of people homeless.” Nurul Hashem (Bangladeshi school teacher)Our ancestors were hunters and gatherers—we began as a nomadic society that moved from place…


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