West Bank Park in Acomb isn’t a bad place to spend a sunny afternoon, especially when there’s live music, gardening tips, and community arts projects involved… Despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19, a better world is within reach.
Author Archives: extinctionrebellionyork
Community Arts In Windmill Woods
Take a walk through Windmill Woods, and you’ll find a cacophony of creative jewels glinting in the undergrowth…
Action in the Age of Pandemic
XR York’s Conor Cooley reports back on the recent social distancing action, held at the Minster in support of our critical workers.
Regenerative Culture, XR, and COVID-19
At the moment, most people’s energy is taken up with the international need to tackle the threat and effects of the Coronavirus outbreak. Gatherings to protest about the climate are not possible, therefore it is a good time to focus on regenerative action.
Ecofascism, Coronavirus, Capitalism: The destruction of life
XR York Co-ordinator Merry Dickinson explores the complex relationship between COVID-19 and the climate emergency.
XR York and the C Word
Media Coordinator Laura Cox tackles the subject we can’t (and shouldn’t) avoid talking about.
The Last Human
A haunting poem from XR York’s Patrick Thelwell, which imagines the end of humanity in the wake of environmental and ecological collapse.
Arrestee testimonial: ‘I do not regret it’
An anonymous arrestee from the recent Shell action in Cambridge shares their first-hand experience of arrest.
XRYork’s People’s Assembly: Our Priorities For 2020
On February 11th, XRYork held an open-door People’s Assembly to vote on the group’s priorities for the year ahead. B Taylor, XRYork co-ordinator and a principle facilitator of the People’s Assembly, explains why we held the Assembly, and how code was used to enable highly democratic decision-making.
XR: Influencing The UK’s Media
In this essay, Patrick Thelwell deals with the BBC’s reporting of the Extinction Rebellion protests beginning in October 2018, concluding the sustained direct action increased the quality and depth of the BBC’s reporting on Climate Breakdown.