Read: Choose Oil / Choose LifeRobert Alcock

  Some thoughts on art, direct action, and addiction  The opinions in this article are mine and don’t represent those of Extinction Rebellion Scotland or anyone else.   You might have seen that last week, three XR activists climbed onto the roof of the Scottish Parliament building and dropped a banner reading “Choose Oil or […]

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Read: Trafalgar Sq RhapsodySusana Medina

  To James ‘Iggy’ Fox   We are nature. We are science. We turn grief into action. We protest and we sing and we play and we dance. We do so for life. We are mourning the earth. We are mourning us. We are re-inventing the city. We are the grief-stricken carnival spirit that marks […]

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Read: Voice of the Living Forest: Interview with Indigenous Resistance Leader José Gualinga

José Gualinga is a leader of the Native People of Sarayaku, an indigenous Kichwa group with 1400 inhabitants living in a remote part of Ecuador’s southern Amazon. Known for their defence of the rights of nature and indigenous peoples, the Sarayaku call themselves the People of Noon, referring to an ancient prophecy of their ancestors […]

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Leer: La voz de la selva viviente: entrevista con el líder de la resistencia indígena José Gualinga

José Gualinga es un líder del Pueblo Originario de Sarayaku, un pueblo indígena Kichwa de 1400 habitantes situado en una parte remota de la Amazonía ecuatoriana. Conocidos por su defensa a favor de los derechos de la naturaleza y de los pueblos indígenas, los Sarayaku se llaman a sí mismos “el Pueblo del Medio Día”, […]

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Read: Feathers & BonesRebecca Faulkner

  Feathers & Bones     There are many carcasses,  hundreds of thousands falling  out of the sky in a two-mile  stretch inland, just in front  of my house. Over a dozen      flycatchers, swallows and warblers,  a volume of deaths both common  and sensitive, inexplicable. Before  dying to reach winter grounds three billion […]

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Read: We Celebrate the Life of David GraeberDavid Graeber

  During the recent Rebellion we lost an inspirational friend and ally, David Graeber. This Sunday, 11 October 2020, sees an Intergalactic Memorial Carnival take place in over 100 (and counting) locations around the world – and everyone from XR is invited. Rebels in London can head to Portobello Road, and there are events planned […]

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Read: Q&A with Diana McCaulayDiana McCaulay and Monique Roffey

  Diana McCaulay, Jamaican environmentalist and author of Daylight Come, (Peepal Tree Press), spoke with Trinidadian author and Writers Rebel co-founder, Monique Roffey. They talked about about ‘Goatillas’, a carbon Neutral Caribbean, deadly heat, and Climate Change as bedfellow with our Colonial past.     Diana, congratulations on publishing such a relevant book for our […]

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Read: In the Shadow of the StormRichard Georges

  The day before the sky swallowed us, I sat in my car in the parking lot of one of the island’s crowded supermarkets and listened to the radio for storm updates. The 11 o’clock was late, gospel music blared hope on the AM channels and an aimless circle spun blindly on my phone. Bobby’s […]

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Read: Three PoemsSue Hubbard

  Sakura   Not Yoshino in April  when blossom-fringed branches bow towards the ground in prayer  beneath an early moon illuminating the frailty of  white clouds  where friends gather  to sip sake and petals flutter  to the ground pale as moths but deep January in Islington’s  Highbury Fields where these tender buds   this early […]

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Read: Finding Meaning in GriefLiz Jensen

Liz Jensen gave this speech at the XR event Forfattere gør oprør, which was held in front of Danmarks Radio (DR), the national broadcaster, on the afternoon of 18 September 2020. Grief can do two things. It can shrink your soul – or it can expand it. Most of us here know grief. And if […]

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Read: Q&A with Neel MukherjeeNeel Mukherjee

  What do you think might be the role of writers in the Anthropocene? I’m not sure writers have much of a role in the world we inhabit now, or that we ever did: literature is wildly overrated; remember Auden’s ‘Poetry makes nothing happen’? I say this with sorrow and anger and disillusionment, not triumph. […]

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Read: Tufton Street – Fiery Words Under a Police HelicopterCharlotte Du Cann

  The next revolution – World War III – will be waged inside your head. It will be a guerrilla information war fought not in the sky or on the streets, not in the forests or even around scarce resources of the earth, but in newspapers and magazines, on the radio, on TV and in […]

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Watch: Paul Hilder lays out the facts of the matterPaul Hilder

  Paul Hilder was one of twenty speakers at 55 Tufton Street. His was the most forensic attack on Climate Change denial. After watching this, you’ll be left in no doubt how we’re being played, and who we’re being played by. If you feel strongly about the climate and ecological emergency, join us and help […]

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Watch: Jay Griffiths asks – How qualified are the Climate Change deniers?Jay Griffiths

  As part of the ‘Tell No Lies About Climate Change’ action at 55 Tufton Street, Jay Griffiths anatomised the qualifications of those spreading confusion and disinformation about the state of the planet. It’s funny and horrifying in equal measure. If you feel strongly about the climate and ecological emergency, join us and help make […]

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Watch: Zadie Smith on grief, protest and liesZadie Smith

  On 2 September 2022, Zadie Smith joined Writers Rebel at 55 Tufton Street, and delivered a speech that has already been shared and watched thousands of times. This is a defining moment in the struggle for climate justice. If you feel strongly about the climate and ecological emergency, join us and help make a […]

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Read: The Enemies of Our PlanetCarmen Callil

  Publishing legend and founder of Virago Press, Dame Carmen Callil, spoke at the Writers Rebel action on Tufton Street on September 2 2020. She drew out the links between the foundation of Virago Press and the younger generations now fighting for equality and climate justice. I am always being asked about why and how […]

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