Extinction Rebellion resources

Building resources and links around the #ExtinctionRebellion movement, which started on 31.10.18
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by Pete Lawrence
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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.

 

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8 Mar 2019 at 02:32 by Campfire Voice
In an extensive video interview, Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam talks about conventional campaigning being over, discusses the strategies that will work for Extinction Rebellion ahead of their April International Rebellion action.
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."
19 Apr. 2019 by Pete Lawrence
It has been a momentous week for Extinction Rebellion in London and it still goes on, though no-one dare say where it is going. One thing is for sure and that is that the landscape in terms if awareness of eco-activism has changed forever and my friend Shane Collins hit the nail on the head with is report from Day 4 by saying that "the rewinding of central London has begun". Here's my report and photo gallery from four central London locations.
11 Jan. 2019 by Campfire Voice
Bristol airport is trying to expand accommodating 20 million passengers by 2040. Extinction Rebellion suggests that "this is a reckless decision which is NOT congruent with the action necessary to safeguard our common future. The Planning permission is seeking approval and there is currently an open consultation. We have made a guide of how to object and need your help in sharing it far and wide. You only have until the 26th of January. "
10 Jan. 2019 by Campfire Voice
"Join us or you're going to be rebelled against" is Extinction Rebellion member Tiana Jacout's message to Glastonbury Festival's Emily Eavis. In her talk at Frome's Rye Bakery she talks about a Citizen's Assembly and the London Spring rebellion that is coming in April. "Come and join us" she says.
25 Nov. 2018 by Campfire Voice
Check out this handy map for Extinction Rebellion Beacons around the country and links to their Zuckerpages. 55 to date in the first three weeks. Campfire would like to work collaboratively to develop our Beacons groups to support Extinction Rebellion in their activism.