All Articles on Extinction Rebellion

Demonstrators are seen chanting slogans during the global climate strike in March 2019. In September 2019, thousands of people from all over the world plan to rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the climate strike movement, which teenaged advocate Greta Thunberg began last year. Views
How to Live With the Climate Crisis Without Becoming a Nihilist
'Today, despite all the grim climate news, I actually feel more optimistic than ever.'
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The political response remains positively inept, with a climate denier in the White House, an Amazon-destroyer in Brazil, and an EU besotted by the Brexit shambles. (Photo: Oil Change International/Twitter) Views
Climate Deniers' Response to Climate Crisis: "There Is No Climate Emergency"
Meanwhile there is daily evidence that our climate is spiralling out of control, with unprecedented wildfires in the Arctic, the Amazon, and Africa.
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When Greta told the UN that “real power belongs to the people”, she couldn’t have known the extent to which that sentiment would define the next year of climate activism. (Photo: Antonio Masiello/Getty Images) Views
The Rise and Rise of the Global Climate Movement
Climate activism isn’t new, but the last year has seen a resurgence in attention devoted to the subject.
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'No Time Left for Business as Usual': Climate Activists Plan Day of Mass Civil Disobedience to #ShutDownDC
"There's a tremendous amount of power that drives through those streets and parks next to those sidewalks and walks into those buildings. We want them to think about what they're doing with that power."
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A cimate change activist in a hammock occupying Oxford Circus in the busy shopping district of central London on April 18, 2019 wakes on the fourth day of an environmental protest by the Extinction Rebellion group earlier this year in the United Kingdom. (Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Global Climate Movement: Darkest Before the Dawn
Climate action from above—like proposals for a Green New Deal—is both driven by and will only be achieved by determined and relentless pressure from below
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'Our Lungs Are on Fire': Climate Campaigners Rally at Brazilian Embassies to Protest Destruction of Amazon Rainforest
"We need governments around the world to speak up against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—and put pressure on him to stop these devastating fires and protect the Amazon."
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'Despair Ends and Tactics Begin': Extinction Rebellion Aims to Shut Down Brisbane With Mass Civil Disobedience
"Our rebellion must happen to disrupt the business as usual of a system that is accelerating the existential threat."
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Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and The 1975's Matty Healy News
'It Is Time to Rebel': Listen to The 1975's New Track Featuring Speech by Climate Leader Greta Thunberg
At the Swedish teen activist's request, all proceeds will go to Extinction Rebellion
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'Congress Needs to Wake Up': Demanding Lawmakers Declare Climate Emergency, Extinction Rebellion Activists Superglue Themselves to Capitol
"Sorry for the inconvenience, but we're not going back to business as usual until we declare a climate emergency and get climate justice for everyone, everywhere."
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'Act Now. Our Lives Are in Your Hands': Demanding Climate Action, Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down Traffic in Five UK Cities
"We've all read the science, we know the story, the whole phase of denial is over, and if it takes civil disobedience to make a difference, then so be it."
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