How former Extinction Rebellion activists and co-operatives took inspiration from models worldwide and built a localised movement.
In advance of planned protests by Extinction Rebellion this week, Netpol is calling on the Metropolitan Police to prevent a repeat of the systemic discrimination towards disabled protesters that we documented in our report “Restricting the Rebellion” in 2019.
Below, Freedom reproduces an open letter to XR from Earth First!. Originally published on EF! website. The next Earth First! Gathering, an event involving five days of workshops, skill shares, plotting and planning, solidarity and socialising in a beautiful campout, will take place between 31st August and 5th September in South West England. More info
It has been a few busy days in climate emergency activism. On Friday 1st April, Extinction Rebellion and groups associated in the Just Stop Oil Coalition have blocked several major oil facilities across the UK, stating they will “continue to block the sites until the UK Government agrees to end all new fossil fuel investments
It would be prudent for me to open with the affirmation that this is an ‘opinion piece’. It is the opinion of one aging anarchist who has been active in class struggle and ecological resistance for the best part of four decades. As the bandwagon of political focus has shifted over the years, my own
“The next popular climate movement can only avoid a slow death if its politics are as red as they are green.” – Mark Montegriffo – Jacobin Magazine “TALK’S CHEAP, BUT IT TAKES MONEY TO BUY WHISKEY” – anon (trad) If the torrential rains, firestorms and heat domes didn’t cut through, the release of the IPCC
The raid on Animal/Extinction Rebellion’s warehouse shows why you shouldn’t publicly broadcast plans to break the law. On multiple occasions over the last few years, I have taken it upon myself to caution the wider movement – and Extinction Rebellion activists in particular – that if you publicly advertise an agreement or plan to break
A dozen activists, several linked to Extinction Rebellion, have been detained today after a series of raids across London, including against an art collective which had been painting banners ready for protests planned for tomorrow. The XR campaigners, who were planning to be involved in a People’s Assembly Against Austerity March through the centre of
It took nearly two years but just one action for Extinction Rebellion to make it onto the Tories’ prestigious “so dangerous they should be illegal” list – not co-incidentally it was the first time they’d truly challenged the elites. Freedom has tried to support XR when it’s on the wrong end of a police stick,
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists have occupied a massive gas rig leased to Shell and currently parked in Princess Alexandra Wharf , Dundee Habour, which had been destined for the North Sea. Three women, Alison, Fiona and Jo, scaled the towers of Valaris’s Ensco 122 rig this morning and had intended to stay at the site