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GALLERY - Pictures from the Extinction Rebellion protests

18 April 2019
Guy Smallman's photographs from three days of revolt on London's streets

Extinction Rebellion day three - ‘We refuse to be intimidated and we’re not going away’

17 April 2019
The International Rebellion against climate change entered its third day on Wednesday.

Extinction Rebellion day two - debates, arrests and defiance

16 April 2019
London was besieged for a second day by protests and occupations over climate change on Tuesday.

Hundreds arrested as central strategy of movement

16 April 2019
Part of the strategy for the Extinction Rebellion movement is to provoke the state to take action against protesters.

Extinction Rebellion protests take place across the world

16 April 2019
Extinction Rebellion said on Tuesday, “In 25 countries around the world, rebels of all kinds and backgrounds have begun taking non-violent direct action in a bid to save our planet from catastrophe.”

Climate protesters debate a way forwards

16 April 2019
After the initial excitement of Monday’s Extinction Rebellion protest, activists reflected on how the day of protests had gone—and what might happen next.

Militant mass action can change the system

16 April 2019
The Extinction Rebellion (XR) revolt this week is inspiring. Crucially, like the school students’ climate strikes, it has seen a move from words to action.

Extinction Rebellion, day one of the climate revolt

15 April 2019
A spirit of rebellion swept through London on Monday. It was a moment when, like the school students’ climate strikes, the talk about climate change stopped and action began.

Extinction Rebellion lockdown of London begins

15 April 2019
Thousands of activists have taken to the streets of central London to fight for climate justice. It saw people block roads at five different sites across the city.

School students on the streets against climate chaos

12 April 2019
Thousands of students in Britain staged their third day of action against climate change on Friday

Can eating less meat stop environmental chaos?

09 April 2019
The meat industry is destructive but changing our diets won’t be enough to save the planet, says Martin Empson

Climate rebellion set to spread across the world

09 April 2019
Thousands of climate activists are set to take to the streets this week in latest phase of the battle for the planet

Heading for extinction?

07 April 2019
 The “sixth mass extinction” poses a deadly threat to future of humans, animals, plants—and the future of the planet. Sarah Bates looks at what’s behind the world-wide destruction of the natural world—and how we can fight to stop it

Activists set for protests on climate

02 April 2019
Activists are gearing up for the next stage of the fight against climate change.

A blow to the Green New Deal in the US

02 April 2019
The “Green New Deal” programme of action on climate change gathered no support in the US Senate

Devastating impact of climate chaos revealed in UN report

28 March 2019
The impact of climate chaos around the world was highlighted in a report by the UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Thursday.

Why capitalism can’t solve the climate crisis

26 March 2019
This year has seen the birth of a militant new climate movement on the streets.

Death toll of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa is the result of appalling capitalist priorities

25 March 2019
Hundreds, and probably thousands, of people have died as a result of Cyclone Idai.

Air pollution - a deadly truth about dirty capitalism

22 March 2019
Over eight million deaths a year. Higher rates of kidney disease, diabetes and strokes. Increased risk of lung and heart diseases, dementia and chronic ­illnesses that can begin in the womb and last a lifetime.

School strikes—a climate of hope

19 March 2019
After a reported 1.5 million people join school strikes over climate change, Sarah Bates reports from the walkout in London—and looks at where the movement could go next

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