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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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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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XR en Davos

The Chronicles of Davos

Davos 2020 This January, like the last 50 Januaries, the Davos World Economic Forum has just begun. The event is a meeting of the world’s most powerful individuals and business groups, organized by a private corporation, deciding together the course of the world economy. Arriving by plane, surrounded by luxury,…

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Climate Emergency Declaration

Climate Emergency Declaration of Barcelona

The Movements for the Climate demand the Government of Barcelona an annual reduction of GHG emissions of 7.6% according to the claims of the UN The Movements will analyze in detail the measures that the City Council will present today in the Climate Emergency Declaration to make public a Valuation…

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Solidarity with Australia for the wildfires ravaging the country

Extinction Rebellion Barcelona stands in solidarity with Australia for the wildfires that are ravaging the country Extinction Rebellion organizes an international action in solidarity with Australia. Concentrations are gathering before Australian consulates and embassies in the United Kingdom, France, Argentina, Chile, Germany, the United States on January 10. The Barcelona…

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End of year newsletter

Dear Rebels, 2019 is behind us, and we are now living the first days of 2020 – a decade ends which has proved to be a tipping point in the fight against climate change. This year that ends represents an increase of awareness for many of us; the moment in…

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Extinction Rebellion projecting on El Corten Inglés

Laser art to wake up consciences

Today, Friday, 5th January 2020, Extinction Barcelona (XR BCN) have projected laser images using as background “El Corte Inglés”, one of the places where business intends to continue as usual, while we move at an accelerated speed towards extinction. With this action we want to show that while no individual…

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Letter to the Three Magi

Dear Magi,This year there is one thing that worries us… It is the crisis of the climate climate, pollution, and biodiversity loss we suffer all over the world.Because you always make sure that all the girls and boys that well behaved get what they deserve, we are confident that the…

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Is Extinction Rebellion a Hippie Movement?

Last summer marked 50 years since the Woodstock Festival, probably the moment of greatest blossimong of the hippie movement. Around 500,000 young people attended and performed there artists such as Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, The Who or Jimi Hendrix. The conservative…

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