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Events & Campaigns

Campaigns We Support

➡️ Rebel from Home

➡️ Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

➡️ Our Air Our City

➡️ Bristol Airport Action Network


Date beginsNameScope
22 April 2021Earth FastUK / Global
20 April 2021 – 22 April 2021M32 Mural PaintingOther
1 May 2021Rebellion of 1UK / Global
27 April 2021Bristol HustingsBristol
17 May 2021Global Nature RebellionUK / Global
11 June 2021 – 13 June 2021G7Regional
Late JuneFree the PressUK / Global
1 May 2021Stop the BillOther
July TBCPolicing Bill next readingOther
30 September 2021 – 2 October 2021COP26 Pre-meeting, MilanUK / Global
1 November 2021 – 12 November 2021COP26, GlasgowUK / Global

Sunday 25 April, 10am to 1pm

NVDA (Non-Violent Direct Action) Training

Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) is a key training for all rebels. Non-Violent Direct Action is the primary tool that XR uses to raise awareness and demand climate action. This workshop covers the history of Civil Disobedience, theories of Non-Violence, NVDA skills such as interacting with the police and blocking roads. And how to support each other at protest.

This workshop is hosted on zoom. It is 3hrs long and includes 2 x 15 minute breaks. No prior knowledge is needed.

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Monday 26 April, 7pm to 9pm

Understanding XR’s Story Workshop

It is the stories that we believe in, and tell ourselves, that drive the choices we make and how we act. This workshop explores what the story is that XR is trying to say. How we share our message is crucial to encourage more people to support and join the movement. This workshop will help you to talk to people on street, your friends and family about XR and the climate emergency, as well as messaging that can reach out to the wider public.

This workshop is hosted on zoom. It is 2hrs long and includes breaks.

📌 To sign up:

Wednesday 5 May, 7pm to 10pm

Oppression, Movement Building & Our Relationships as Activists Training

Movements can become divided when oppression goes unaddressed. This workshop offers tools to heal divisions which affect our relationships as activists. It addresses the importance of understanding the structural nature of oppressions (e.g. racism, sexism, classism, ableism, the oppression of young people), as well as personal healing work – which are necessary to work together effectively in a united movement.

This workshop is hosted on zoom. It takes 3hrs and includes 2 breaks.

📌 To sign up:

Saturday 15 May, 11am – 1pm

Regenerative Culture Training

Regenerative cultures help XR to be resilient and not burn out. This workshop will show how we can look after ourselves and cope with the grief and anxiety arising from the climate and ecological crisis, and support each other during actions, build a strong community, and demand climate justice.

This workshop is hosted on zoom. It takes 2hrs and includes a break.

📌 To sign up:

Tuesday 18 May, 6pm – 8pm

Know Your Rights Training

Know Your Rights is a key training for all rebels, it covers your legal rights at protests, what laws the police use and their tactics. It also explains what to expect if you are arrested, how to mitigate for risk, and importantly the greater risk faced by marginalised rebels, and how we can build solidarity within the protest movement.

This workshop is hosted on zoom. It takes 2hrs and includes breaks. No prior knowledge is needed.

📌 To sign up:

Thursday 20 May, 7pm – 9pm

XR: Empowering the Movement Training

This is important training for all rebels and is vital for coordinators. The training covers how XR is organised. How teams such as working groups can best work and how decisions can be made. It covers how we mitigate for the concentration of power and how XR can grow using Self Organising Systems (SOS).

This workshop is hosted on zoom and takes 2hrs.

📌 To sign up:

Saturday 22 May, 5:30pm – 7pm

Witnessing Police Behaviour Training

This training will teach you skills in witnessing arrests and police behaviour. It will empower you to take responsibility for the safety of other rebels around you at a protest, and particularly focusses on the greater risk faced by marginalised rebels. This is not legal observer training, and witnessing arrests is a skill, not a specific role.

This workshop is hosted on zoom and takes 1.5hrs.

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Thursday 10 June – Sunday 13 June

G7 Cornwall Rebellion ~ Drowning in Promises

The G7, leaders of the world’s richest democratic nations are meeting in Cornwall and we will be there to greet them!

The G7 Summit will play a crucial role in climate negotiations this year, laying the path for the G20 Summit and COP26. The need for G7 countries to step up their ambition and make good on their promises has never been greater.

⚡️We are calling on EVERYBODY who can, to stand up and take action in Cornwall⚡️

Over this weekend we’re planning a series of COVID-safe, nonviolent mass participation actions across mid-Cornwall; from Carbis Bay and St Ives to Truro, Falmouth and beyond. We will be on the beaches, headlands and town streets bringing our message to the G7: We’re Drowning In Promises; Act Now!

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Previous actions

🕊️ We Want To Live: September 2020

📢 Clean Air For Life: June 2020

🦋 International Rebellion: October 2019

🌞 Summer Uprising: July 2019

♻️ Disrupt the Circus of Excess: June 2019

🛑 Stop Bristol Airport Expansion: June 2019

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