“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
This stream-of-consciousness poem essentially encapsulates my sheer frustration at Extinction Rebellion’s actions in London during the October Rebellion. The five days I spent peacefully protesting in the city left me in a state of mild-to-abject horror, whilst also unfortunately confirming my uneasiness about the movement as a whole. This is despite the fact that I… Read More I wanted this to work so much