Following our event at West Bank Park, XR York has been continuing to campaign for a coronavirus recovery plan that puts people and planet first, working with local organisations and communities in the city.
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.
XR York’s Conor Cooley reports back on the recent social distancing action, held at the Minster in support of our critical workers.
An anonymous arrestee from the recent Shell action in Cambridge shares their first-hand experience of arrest.
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.
Following XR York’s Fire and Floods Solidarity Vigil to show support for those affected by the disasters unfolding in Jakarta, Australia and Zambia, XR York and prolific activist Richard Lane explains the significance of the events and introduces the concept of ‘disaster fatigue’.
This evening, XR York will take to the road in a peaceful swarming action to highlight the city’s congestion problem. Petra Bistričić, student and Action & Logistics Coordinator, will speak at the City of York council’s meeting taking place during the swarm. Her address follows below.
On the 31st of October, members of XR York processed to the council’s general meeting with giant, leaf-like lanterns previously used as part of a twilight display at Askham Bog. Ecologist and researcher Andreas Heinemeyer spoke on behalf of Extinction Rebellion York at the meeting. His address follows below.
Adam Myers, Regenerative Culture and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, gives a moving insight into last month’s International Rebellion.
Catherine Love shares her experience of the ongoing International Rebellion, and draws attention to the many crucial roles that take place behind the scenes.