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.
Climate Learning Week
At the start of the UK's Climate Learning Week, XR York activist and university lecturer Catherine Love discusses the importance of education to the fight for climate action.
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.
Famine, Fire and Floods
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'.
Just Do What You Can
Media Co-ordinator Laura Cox explains why positive change must come from positive conversations, avoiding narratives of guilt.
…What Is In A Number?
XR York Research Co-Ordinator and University of York student Will James takes a harrowing look at the numbers behind the climate catastrophe.
Soil: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
According to Alastair Fitter, fellow of the Royal Society and University of York professor, a single teaspoon of soil can contain thousands of species and millions of organisms. Sadly, its significance is still largely unrecognised...
The Silent Activist
Extinction Rebellion aims to promote mental wellbeing through regenerative culture. But despite this, many of the situations members find themselves in can be loud, stressful, and overwhelming. So, how does the movement support neurodiversity?