Activists dress in blue to raise awareness of marine species extinctions.
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Extinction Rebellion’s ‘apolitical’ stance deprives it of allies, and leaves the movement vulnerable to co-option.
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An ecological economist involved in the new bill backed by Extinction Rebellion explains why it is needed for a safe and just future.
Earth Day 2020 in Guangzhou, China.
Thousands of Americans took part in the first Earth Day 50 years ago. What has changed since then?
Not an official Extinction Rebellion poster.
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Extinction Rebellion impostors have called humans ‘a disease’.
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You can’t demand rebellion for long without inviting the suspicion of the state.
Violence during the 2011 London riots.
Politicians who refuse to listen to popular demands have a reason to be concerned.
An indigenous leader from Brazil protests against the destruction of their lands and people.
While celebrating the millions on streets in London and Vancouver, we must not forget the sacrifices of people in the Global South.
Today’s protests are driven more by anger over social and economic inequity than deep-seated grievances against a regime.
People get angry far more often than they rebel. And rebellions rarely become revolutions. An expert on the French Revolution explains why today’s protest movements are different.
NASA ‘could not imagine the radical effect of seeing the Earth’ from the moon. In the face of a climate catastrophe, we all need to step back and see the Earth again.
Historical perspective can offer much in this time of ecological crisis,. Many historians are reinventing their traditional scales of space and time to tell different kinds of stories that recognise the unruly power of nature.
A demonstrator being arrested by police during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain, 16 October 2019.
Extinction Rebellion take inspiration from history for their tactics – but today’s police service is much harder to overwhelm than it used to be.
Extinction Rebellion isn’t trying to win support or inspire people – it’s trying to force action.
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We need to create a transport system that is zero carbon – and socially just – in only a few years. We just need to recognise that it’s possible.
Extinction Rebellion protesters have faced harsh bail conditions, typically reserved for bikie gang members.
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the acts of civil disobedience by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion, and consider what Australia’s responsibility is in the Turkey-Syria conflict.
As the movement grows stronger, so does the government’s attempt to stop it.
They’ve been branded as anarchists and ‘fringe-dwellers’, but do Extinction Rebellion protesters really warrant such drastic reactions?
Police arrest a protester after Extinction Rebellion blocked the corner of Margaret and William Streets in Brisbane in August 2019.
Democracy is not perfect. Sometimes it produces policies that are undemocratic and unjust. In those cases, breaking the law may be justified.
Supporters of Extinction Rebellion march in London.
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The conventional channels for scientists to inform and influence policy are not addressing the climate and ecological crises quickly enough.
A child jumps from a rock outcrop into a lagoon in the low-lying Pacific island of Tuvalu.
Climate deniers have joyously laboured to create a world potentially uninhabitable for our children. Our activism has failed, and rebellion may be the only answer.
The design of the global money game is the real antagonist in the fight against climate change. But the call to arms tends to be directed at the players who have had best luck with the dice.
Popular climate movements are gaining momentum around the world.
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Populism focuses on charismatic individuals. Environmentalism is all about collective action on collective solutions. How do they come together?
Seventy people were charged at an Extinction Rebellion protests earlier this month in Brisbane. Were they undermining the law, or showing principled behaviour?
The courts have provided little guidance on whether politically-motivated crimes are better or worse than crimes from ‘common criminals’.