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’.

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?

Askham Bog Council Address by Andreas Heinemeyer

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.

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