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Black Friday 2021 Manifesto

Consumption during Black Friday increases year after year. Today, Friday 26th, Black Friday, we rebel to denounce the culture of mass consumption, the ecological impact it implicates, the extractivism it implies and the oppression it entails in exploited countries. Large corporations such as Amazon, Inditex, MediaMarkt or Apple manipulate us…

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Follow-up of the Citizens’ Assembly for the Climate

INFORMATION ON FOLLOW-UP OF THE GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO CONVENE THE CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY FOR THE CLIMATE OF CATALONIA One of the fundamental demands in the Extinction Rebellion movement is the creation of Citizens’ Assemblies for the Climate, “chosen using a representative draw, informed by experts in the field, to deliberate and…

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June Rebellion 2021 Barcelona

Our movement takes to the streets to make clear the seriousness of the climate crisis to the new government of the Generalitat. We demand the creation of a citizens’ assembly to allow citizens to decide on how to make the transition to carbon neutrality in a socially just way. During…

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We demand a regenerative tourism

We demand a regenerative tourism

A new tourism alternative that promotes respect rather than destruction Given the decline in international tourism due to the current pandemic, many are wondering if this could be the perfect opportunity to rebuild a greener and more sustainable tourism. This is a challenging issue as, at a time of climate…

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Dehumanize without worrying, racism gives votes

Chronicle by Cielo, a migrant activist belonging to the Rebellion for Global Justice commission: “Racial justice” is a term that I reject as incorrect: to accept it would be to admit that there are races and, therefore, that it is necessary to look at the scale at which each one…

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Action

Extinction Rebellion Barcelona denounces the passivity of the Bolsonaro government in the face of the devastating effect that the coronavirus is having on Brazil’s indigenous peoples. Extinction Rebellion Barcelona joins the international call for action on Indigenous Peoples’ Day to denounce the Bolsonaro government’s negligence in protecting these communities from…

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Sustainable and local tourism, a conscious change

Staying nearby is not a punishment During confinement, we have felt forced to travel “inside the home”, and many of us have taken advantage of the situation to revalue what we may have underestimated only because it was near. As summer arrives, bringing holidays to many of us, we must…

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Let’s make a new alterity for a new city

With the system de-escalation we need, the time for rethinking the society we live in is now. And, as Barcelonans, we need to rethink the city model that took us to the present moment. In the new world ahead of us after the return to the “new normality” that governments propose,…

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World Environment Day Event

On the 5th of June 2020, World Environment Day, the citizens’ platforms 2020 Rebelión por el Clima and Alianza por el Clima –two platforms in which hundreds of civil society organisations are included, from environmental and international cooperation organisations to trade unions and agricultural organizations– organised several decentralised actions throughout…

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De-escalate the system, protect our life

After almost two months of home confinement, the moment to return to our daily lifes has arrived. Some of us enjoyed the privilege of spending this time thinking and reminding ourselves what really matters — but others lived little, never-ending, daily hells. For many women, home confinement put them face…

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The Rebels of the Blue Brigade in Barcelona

Blue Brigade Barcelona

The ‘Blue Brigade’ represents the rise of the oceans, the floods, the rough, mysterious, deep and sacred waters. It symbolizes the ice that turns into water as it melts. Water is related to emotions, and blue symbolises sadness. Sad for every whale found dead on the beach, sad for the…

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Adherence to the Social Shock Plan

We can already say, and be sure of now, that the health crisis we have been experiencing for more than two weeks now is affecting our society at all levels. The strategy that has been adopted to reduce the death toll and the collapse of the public healthcare system has…

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Newsletter 7: More rebellion. More collaboration. More love.

Dear Rebels, While the media dedicates covers to the Coronavirus and the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress, the Rebellion remains tireless, fighting a much more serious threat. It is a much greater danger, which affects us all and one which science has been warning us about for decades: inaction…

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Letter to my fellow teachers

To my fellow teachers, I am writing this letter to tell you, if you haven’t heard already, that I am leaving my position as a secondary school teacher. My last day, after ten years, was 10th February and I want to explain why I have taken this decision. I remember…

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Oil waste basin in Neuquén

International Anti-Fracking Action 21F

On Friday, February 21, we’ll join forces with other Barcelona and international movements, to denounce the extractive model to which the Global South is subjected in order to meet the energy needs of the countries of the North. Just one month ago the first ship with gas extracted using fracking…

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Newsletter 6: Institutional declarations and ‘Gloria’

Dear rebels, 2020 has arrived with a reality check: this is the decade that’s key to tackling the climate emergency. This past January has been marked by institutional declarations, and at the same time, by an unprecedented storm, Gloria, which has swallowed the Ebro Delta and damaged our coasts. This…

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Awareness campaign on fast fashion during sales season

During the first winter sales weekend of 2020, Extinction Rebellion Barcelona has taken a direct nonviolent action to raise awareness of the grave ecological footprint of fast fashion.  During the first weekend in January–the first weekend traditionally included in the first sales season of the year–XR Barcelona has organized a…

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