06 January 2023 - Extinction Rebellion UK to halt disruptive protests
(Extinction Rebellion, 31/12/2022)
When XR burst onto the scene four years ago, few could have imagined the seismic shift it would bring about in the climate movement, the climate conversation, and the world at large.
But despite the blaring alarm on the climate and ecological emergency ringing loud and clear, very little has changed. Emissions continue to rise and our planet is dying at an accelerated rate.
Extinction Rebellion announces move away from disruptive tactics
Robert Booth (The Guardian, 01/01/2023)
The climate protest group Extinction Rebellion is shifting tactics from disruptions such as smashing windows and glueing themselves to public places in 2023, it has announced.
Extinction Rebellion abandons disruptive climate protests in UK
George Parker (The Financial Times, 01/01/2023)
Extinction Rebellion, the environmental group that has targeted the City of London, announced on Sunday it would suspend acts of public disruption in the UK and focus instead on mass demonstrations.
Extinction Rebellion says ‘we quit’ – why radical eco-activism has a short shelf life
Marc Hudson (The Conversation, 06/01/2023)
The protest group Extinction Rebellion (XR) has released a statement with the clickbait headline “We Quit”. Dashing the hopes of climate denialists everywhere, the group is not shutting up shop (yet), it is merely changing tactics. XR is keeping its options open, saying there is “a controversial resolution to temporarily shift away from public disruption as a primary tactic”.