Extinction Rebellion resources

Building resources and links around the #ExtinctionRebellion movement, which started on 31.10.18
by Pete Lawrence
Created on 21 Nov 2018

Building essential links are articles relating to this growing movement which started on 31.10.2018

The Xr symbol represents extinction. The circle signifies the planet, the hourglass inside serves as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species. The world is currently undergoing a mass extinction event, and this symbol is intended to help raise awareness of the urgent need for change in order to address this crisis. Estimates are that somewhere between 30,000 and 140,000 species are becoming extinct every year in what scientists have named the Holocene, or Sixth Mass Extinction. This ongoing process of destruction is being caused by the impact of human activity. Within the next few decades approximately 50% of all species that now exist will have become extinct. Such a catastrophic loss of biodiversity is highly likely to cause widespread ecosystem collapse and consequently render the planet uninhabitable for humans.




Wed, 11/21/2018
14 Oct 2019 at 11:35 by Pete Lawrence
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Mahatma Gandhi Whatever happens from now, the events of the past week will already go down in history as game-changing. With the staging of the first Peoples Assembly in parliament, the first appearance for an XR representative on the BBC's flagship Q&A Question Time and a millionaire media's agenda paying much overdue attention to the week's world wide rebellions, you'd think that thye rebels would have already quit while ahead. But the restless spirit of Extinction Rebellion remains resolute in this never-ending quest to usher in the radical changes that so many of us yearn for.
12 Nov. 2019 by Campfire Voice
"Boris doesn’t give a sh** about climate change" says ex-police chief superintendent Rob Cooper, who is a member of Extinction Rebellion. In this extensive interview with Campfire’s firestarter Pete Lawrence, Cooper talks in detail about the impact of rebellion so far, the policing, the urgent need for governmental commitment followed by action and the upcoming general election.
31 Oct. 2019 by Pete Lawrence
They have transformed awareness of the climate emergency - amazing work in just one year. Happy birthday XR - the most important social movement in my lifetime.
23 Oct. 2019 by Pete Lawrence
Four weeks of Extinction Rebellion action has cost London’s Metropolitan Police more than twice the annual budget of its violent crime task force and prevented some investigations, according to the force’s commissioner who is quoted in a Financial Times report today.
12 Oct. 2019 by Campfire Voice
Roger Hallam gave what some might consider a controversial speech at Campout 2019 just over a month ago, entitled 'Emergency means Prison' and detailing why "we are fucked" and what we can do about it. Judging by many Campfirers responses, the call to arms has been hugely motivational and came just weeks before many of us were back on the streets of London, peacefully campaigning for urgent action after feeling that we'd been betrayed by a government that is still supporting fossil fuel industries. Radical action is now needed to avoid catastrophe and Extinction Rebellion is leading the way in waking up the world.
7 May. 2019 by Pete Lawrence
This all happened spontaneously when a hundred or so police suddenly marched onto Waterloo Bridge in the sunshine on Easter Saturday. What followed was an incredibly poignant ten minutes of meditation shared in the presence of police and protestors. When I first posted a video of this event - my highlight from the two days spent at the recent London Extinction Rebellion protest - to social media, I was pleased to see it gaining thousands of views and comments.
21 Apr. 2019 by Patrick Chalmers
The film I have just done, 'Welcome to the Rebellion' was commissioned by XR. It gives context to XR's third ask: "Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice."