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XR is Creating a New Narrative of the Climate Crisis

In London, activists are taking to the streets to eschew hopelessness in favor of repair


XR protests should be embraced

The move to haul climate change protesters off London’s streets reflects a scientifically and economically illiterate political and media elite in denial about the issue.

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700+ Scientists Endorse NVDA to Fight Climate Crisis

"We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and nonviolent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law."

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Can XR Build a Movement Big Enough to Save the Earth?

A crowd of about 200 black-clad members of the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion gathered Monday morning at the southern end of New York City’s financial district. Some held banners painted with ghostly white animals or cardboard cutouts of trees and waves. In the background, a New Orleans-style jazz funeral band warmed up tubas, and … Continue reading Can XR Build a Movement Big Enough to Save the Earth?


XR UK arrests near 1,300 after Billingsgate protest

Police have announced they have made almost 1,300 arrests of Extinction Rebellion protesters since Monday, as activists hope the weekend will swell their numbers for a march through central London.   

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Excessive bail revoked for XR Melbourne rebels

Extinction Rebellion activists charged in Melbourne with blocking streets as part of the “Spring Rebellion” climate change protest have won a battle to have their bail conditions revoked, following a similar court victory in Sydney.

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Anarchist take on XR NY’s 10/7 Wall Street Action

A crowd 200 strong was gathered in the park, dressed in shades of black. It was a delightfully macabre scene. There were protesters done up as skeletons with papier-mâché masks. Others carried mobiles of fish, paper bones picked clean. Signs named extinct and soon-to-be-extinct species. White deer soared overhead, antlers made of twigs. The puppets … Continue reading Anarchist take on XR NY’s 10/7 Wall Street Action


Police attempt to clear Extinction Rebellion

London – Arrests made under section 14 order as officers in Whitehall begin removing tents.


Extinction Rebellion’s Path to Success

London – In barely a year, the group’s tactics have propelled it from a handful of members to worldwide protests. But can it keep that momentum as its actions get more disruptive?


Chicago teens stage ‘die-in’

CHICAGO — About 200 protesters marched through downtown Chicago Monday evening to demand lawmakers declare a climate emergency.


Hundreds flock to the Loop

CHICAGO – Hundreds of protesters flocked to the Loop Monday night over the future of the planet.


Climate activists demonstrate

Demonstrators chanted “oceans are rising, so are we” and “leave the oil in the soil.”


Protesting at Daley Plaza

Several hundred climate change activists gathered Monday evening in Daley Plaza to demand government action and draw attention to environmental concerns.


With Fake Blood, Extinction Rebellion Hits N.Y.

New York – The provocative climate group is trying to disrupt the city, hoping for the success it has had in London and elsewhere in Europe.


Meet the climate protesters

LONDON — Extinction Rebellion, the more radical arm of the climate-change protest movement, on Monday kicked off two weeks of planned protests designed to shut down dozens of cities around the world.