Rebellion is coming

Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels. Investing in new fossil fuels infrastructure is moral and economic madness.

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN

It’s only a few days until we gather in Hyde Park to rebel! If you can’t make it, don’t worry – we have opportunities to help in Oxford or online. We’re keeping the Introduction to the April Rebellion updated with the information you need.

Dates for your diary

  • Wednesday 6 April onwards: Digital Rebellion (online)
  • Thursday 7 April 7:30-9pm: Oxford All-Rebels Meeting. (West Oxford Community Centre)
  • Friday 8 April 8am-1pm: Geese Banner Drop (Bagley Wood, Kennington)
  • Saturday 9 April, 10am: Next UK Rebellion. (Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Park, London)
  • Saturday 9 April, 2-4pm: Oxford Outreach (Cornmarket)
  • Monday 11 April, 10am: Outreach with Nelly (Albert Memorial, Hyde Park, London)

Volunteers Needed

  • Nelly now has enough legs for Monday’s outreach, but she still needs escorts to help with outreach. Contact xroxfordcoordinator@gmail.com to help.
  • Join our social media team to broadcast the action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Email xroxfordcomms@gmail.com if you can help.
  • The Geese and Rusty Bicycles AGs are doing a banner drop on Friday 8th April, over the A34 at Bagley Wood in Kennington. We’re short by one person for the setup (8am) and takedown (1pm). Please help us drop our banners safely! If you can help on either or both slots please get in touch: soxgeese@gmail.com
  • We made loads of lovely flags at the Arts Workshop, and we’ll bring them to Hyde Park on the 9th for everyone to use – but they’ll need poles! If you can, it would be brilliant if you could bring a bundle of bamboo poles or similar, for the flags to hang from. Get in touch with xroxfordcoordinator@gmail.com if you can help.

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Outreach in Oxford

Not going to London on April 9th? Would you be willing to help with some outreach in Oxford instead? We’ll be in Cornmarket from 2-4pm with a big ‘opinion board’, asking passers-by how concerned they are about the climate emergency, giving out leaflets, and telling them about XR. The more people we talk to, the more new rebels we will recruit, so please do come along and help if you can. This action could also be repeated later in rebellion week if people step up to make it happen.

Please just come along to Cornmarket, 2-4pm on Saturday, bringing an XR flag if you have one. Even better, let us know in advance by emailing xroxfordactions@gmail.com.

Digital Rebellion

Join Digital Rebellion to be a part of Rebellion through email, phone and online campaigns.

As Rebels block fossil fuel infrastructure on the ground, we will demand that:

  • BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) and
  • NSTA (North Sea Transition Authority)
    stop funding fossil fuel companies (to the tune of £12 BILLION per year), and stop awarding new licenses.

Find out more on the Digital Rebellion website. There will be daily Zooms during the Rebellion starting Monday 11 April. To keep updated, join the email list and Telegram chat.

Red Rebels & The Nuba Survival evoke grim echo from the Future

A Red Rebel stands at the base of The Nuba Survival, a giant sculpture of two skeletal figures.

Red Rebels from Oxfordshire gathered on Sunday 20 March in a field near Checkendon to channel their horror at the war in Ukraine through moving with John Buckley’s harrowing sculpture The Nuba Survival. This haunting artwork depicting two skeletons in an embrace commemorates the resilience of the Nuba people living on the edge of survival in the mountains of South Sudan, witnessed by the artist while working with them in 2000.

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See you on the streets!

The XR Oxford Crew