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Activists take to the streets in Northern Rebellion

01 September 2019
The climate emergency was brought to life in central Manchester this weekend as activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) mounted a four-day occupation.

Amazon fire shows cost of burning the planet

27 August 2019
The blaze in the Amazon rainforest has been met by worldwide anger on the streets

What is so special about going on strike?

27 August 2019
Sadie Robinson looks at what is distinctive about workers striking and why it is an especially powerful form of resistance.

Rage on the streets as the Amazon rainforest burns

23 August 2019
Hundreds of people turned their despair at the burning of the Amazonian rainforest in to fury at Brazil’s government and big agribusiness on Friday. 

All defendants convicted in first International Rebellion group trial

22 August 2019
Three activists from climate change direct action group Extinction Rebellion (XR) have been convicted after being arrested on protests earlier this year.

Iceland’s ‘dead’ glacier is proof that time is running out to tackle climate chaos

20 August 2019
People in Iceland held a “funeral” last Sunday for the country’s first glacier lost to climate change.

Extinction Rebellion activists set to hold a series of ‘Rebel Risings’ for the climate

13 August 2019
climate Activists across Britain are getting ready for a series of local “Rebel Risings” starting from this weekend.

Extinction Rebellion protest gives hope to fight to stop London’s Silvertown Tunnel

09 August 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists called for a “swarm” at a roundabout near the approach to London’s Blackwall tunnel on the busy A102 on Friday.

Extinction Rebellion and school strike unite

23 July 2019
School students and climate activists marched together after a week of occupations, reports Sarah Bates

School strikers and Extinction Rebellion take joint action against climate catastrophe

19 July 2019
Powerful strikes by school students and action by Extinction Rebellion united in the fight against climate catastrophe

Roadblocks and arrests on third day of Extinction Rebellion’s Summer Uprising

17 July 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) occupations entered their third day with arrests, accusations of “extremism”, and a pink bathtub.

Extinction Rebellion launches a ‘Summer Uprising’

16 July 2019
Extinction Rebellion’s “Summer Uprising” against climate catastrophe began on Monday morning in typically ­brazen fashion.

Extinction Rebellion launches ‘Summer Uprising’ in cities across Britain

15 July 2019
Extinction Rebellion’s “Summer Uprising” began on Monday morning in typically brazen fashion

Climate activists prepare for action as protesters face the courts

12 July 2019
Hundreds of climate rebels marched through east London on Friday—the same day as dozens of Extinction Rebellion activists appeared in court.

Strike to stop climate chaos

09 July 2019
There are just eleven weeks to go until a critical event for everyone who wants to combat climate catastrophe.

We need workers’ strikes - not just solidarity - to fight climate change

02 July 2019
How far are we willing to go to prevent climate catastrophe?

Is a green future possible?

29 June 2019
As the global movement to save the planet grows deeper, Martin Empson spoke to Sarah Bates about a new book on what caused climate chaos—and how we can stop it

School strikers keep up defiant protests to demand climate action

21 June 2019
Cries of “No more fossil fuels” echoed through Whitehall in London on Friday as hundreds of teenagers marched for climate justice.

Ground Heathrow expansion plan to save the planet

18 June 2019
Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson famously said he would “lie down in front of those bulldozers and stop the construction” of Heathrow airport’s third runway. He should get ready for action.

Activists block roads to kick off Edinburgh week of climate action

18 June 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists blocked traffic in Edinburgh on Monday, causing disruption to businesses. Five activists glued themselves to the road.

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