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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 to face to their assailtants. […]

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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 loss of biodiversity on land […]

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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 been the confinement of all […]

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Faced with the coronavirus crisis, let’s create a rebel community

It has been a week since we are experiencing a new emergency, this time unexpected and surpassing any level that anyone could have imagined in the short term. We know that we are living in a difficult time and that the days ahead are long. But we want to call for calm: as we always say, […]

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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 to the climate crisis. More […]

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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 very clearly on the way […]

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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 technology arrived in Barcelona from […]

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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 storm is the evidence that […]

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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 direct action at the main […]

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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, and with an extraordinary security […]