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

A PSA to XR activists: If you want to keep protesting the climate crisis, you need to smarten the fuck up

In case you missed it: on Saturday, the Met’s Territorial Support Group (aka the riot squad) raided an XR warehouse in South London, confiscating a load of ‘infrastructure’ destined for the streets of London and arresting at least 8 people for conspiracy to commit public nuisance (the same charge for which Roger Hallam is currently

Legal: Can I be ‘pre-emptively’ arrested?

In case you missed it: Roger Hallam, one of the co-founders of Extinction Rebellion, has been ‘pre-emptively’ arrested the day before he – and other members of XR splinter Heathrow Pause – were due to disrupt flights at Heathrow airport using remotely piloted drones. While the notion of a ‘pre-emptive arrest’ has a decidedly Orwellian