In defence of ‘In defence of Extinction Rebellion’

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

In defence of Extinction Rebellion

“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

Don’t want to get arrested before a demo? Then don’t publicise a plan to break the law!

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

XR leak: Hallam Holocaust comments were a deliberate ‘provocation’

A memo from controversial Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam, leaked to Freedom, suggests his offensive interview with Der Spiegel was a deliberate tactic to “provoke a big media reaction.” Hallam’s interview with the German newspaper, in which he suggested the Holocaust was “almost a normal event … just another fuckery in human history,” sparked global

On Class and Climate Struggle: Decolonising XR

In the last week, two widely-shared images have summed up deep-rooted problems at the heart of the Extinction Rebellion movement. One, a white man wearing a suit jacket being pulled off the top of a Tube train by people needing to get to work. In Canning Town, a mostly working class area of London that