“We can’t do anything until we become aware of what we face and begin to deal, to cope, to respond to all the feelings that awareness of this existential threat creates in us.” — Tamsin Omond I’ve been watching news of Extinction Rebellion’s actions, disrupting 15 cities across the UK . The pictures of people taking up public space with die-ins, mock funerals, road-blocks, spray painting the facades of institutions that slow down climate action, even the symbolic planting of trees in otherwise neat British greens, dominate my Twitter stream. Then, as if to crown these regional rebellions, I get sent this from New York: https://theintercept.com/2018/12/15/extinction-rebellion-nyc-climate-activism Whatever happened in Katowice, Poland (and I will get into that) has not put out the fires of Extinction Rebellion. Ours is a new movement aligned with the same energy that is powering people led activism around the world, from children taking part in school strikes to young people holding their political elite to account on Capitol Hill . Extinction Rebellion launched its Declaration of Rebellion in London on the 31st of October 2018. Since declaring open rebellion against our UK government we have shut down 5 central London bridges with over 5000 […]

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