The UK is bringing in a new “Crime, Sentencing and Courts” Bill that will make protest more legally dangerous, limit the rights of citizens and further increase the rights of police. There are many problems with this bill: The powers will disproportionately affect specific minority and ethnic communities and is likely to be in conflict… Read More The UK’s democratic heart is at Risk, we must act now and stop the #PolicingBill
Thanks to our kind partners at Resurgence and Ecologist, we are delighted to be able to provide access to a diverse wealth of articles. You’ll find them in the XRU Library, along with a long list spanning many disciplines here. Resurgence & Ecologist magazine offers positive, pragmatic and systemic solutions to the global challenges of… Read More Resurgence and Ecologist: Archives
On March 25th, the world woke up quietly: humans staying in their homes wherever possible and avoiding physical contact. Some humans took it as a way to be compassionate for others and for themselves: staying indoors in order to save lives. Other humans took it as a way to feel fear: staying indoors because other… Read More Our system is the disease, humans are the cure, and Coronavirus has little to do with it.
During the week of the 9th of March, a number or groups participated in Occupying universities in the UK and the US to transform them to be fit for purpose in times of social and environmental crisis, calling for divestment from harmful industries and re-imagining what an education system fit for the future can look… Read More Support our goal to transform Universities!
“For us in the Caribbean, climate change is not a philosophical concept, or an academic debate, it is an existential issue … It is our reality! It requires urgent and effective action. We are ever mindful of our responsibility to strengthen our resilience and expedite efforts towards adaptation and mitigation.” Kamina Johnson Smith (Minister for… Read More THE SOLAR SCHOOL SOLUTION
A collaboration of university students from various climate action groups – including Oxford Direct Action for Divestment, Oxford Climate Justice Campaign, Fossil Free Oxfordshire, and Extinction Rebellion Oxford University – have set up a camp on the grass in St. John’s college, demanding that the college withdraw its fossil fuel investments. St. John’s has come… Read More Oxford University Students Occupy College in Climate Protest
The following article was originally published on London Student, in response to J. Simons’ important critique of XR and it’s race and class issues. Within a question of race and class, I feel it is important to first layout my positionality. I am white. I am middle-class. I am male. I never used to feel… Read More Critiques of Extinction Rebellion are vital – they help those working to make the movement intersectional
On 25th November 2019, the occupation of the Finance Boardroom by the Fossil Free UoM campaign, run by the People and Planet society, ended after 7 days. The decision to end this occupation was taken after a joint statement was agreed between senior members of the University of Manchester and the Students’ Union. In this… Read More University of Manchester climate occupation a success- Fossil free Manchester statement.
This election is the MOST important election in the UK than ever before because politicians are not doing enough for climate and global justice. Register to vote link https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/register-vote-and-update-your-details Why is it important? Historically, the youth have been severely underrepresented by governing politicians. This is because not many young people actually turn out to vote,… Read More Register to Vote and help save the climate
I don’t know how many of you have taken part or planned an occupation, but the first rule is SECURE A TOILET. Seriously. Two members of our group were separated from us by security for 25 hours with no access to the loo. Pissing in a pot noodle is alliterative but not ideal. The fossil… Read More Inside the People and Planet’s Occupation of the University of Manchester