Autonomous activists occupied the Queen Camel Oak in her final weeks on earth to extend her life in a bid to protect her.
Unfortunately, this Ancient, 450 year old, Oak tree was lost to the destructive grip of the RIS2 road building scheme, a £140 million scheme to dual the road. The tree stood near Sparkford roundabout and activists had been campaigning tirelessly to prevent her from being cut down.
These destructive government infrastructure projects, backed by the National Eviction Team to remove protestors, have caused scars on our countryside, something which we must protect as we go through this ecological and climate crisis.
As a part of the summer uprising, rebels came to the tree days after it was felled, to celebrate its life and mourn its loss. Over 30,000 people signed a petition to protect her, including Chris Packham and tree lovers everywhere but it was ignored by the authorities.
Thank You to the rebels who came together to hold national highways to account for their eco-cidal acts.
We are holding an Open Call (on zoom) on Sunday 10th September at 6pm – 7pm. You can ask questions and share ideas about a South West family friendly protest happening in Bath on Saturday 28 Oct. We want to invite everyone, and for everyone to feel welcome! Just like the day itself, anyone from […]
Updated 20th September 2023 Along with allies and partners, there will be a South West family-friendly protest happening in Bath on Saturday 28 Oct, 9-5pm We want to invite everyone, and for everyone to feel welcome! All nature, climate and social justice groups are invited to create the day with us. The day will include […]
CELEBRATING OVER 100 ACTIONSIt’s inspiring to see the commitment of so many ordinary people to take action in the face of ongoing climate catastrophes. With over 100 actions across the UK since #TheBigOne, the dedication to raising awareness and demanding urgent climate action is undeniable.From peaceful protests to creative demonstrations, XR rebels are making their […]
DECIDING TOGETHER MEANS POWER TOGETHERWe demand a culture of participation, fairness and transparency.Transforming public governance to serve the common good has become critical to the survival of all species. Without it, we will continue along the course toward total system collapse.Citizens’ assemblies are a structured way for a group of people to discuss issues or […]
Band Camp 2023 in Llandovery, Wales, this weekend, featured the XR Devon Drummers! #xrrhythms XR Rhythms UK A wonderful weekend was had by all, meeting lots of new drummers from across the UK and beyond! Throughout the weekend, there were workshops, jamming sessions, art blocking, yoga and everyone helped volunteer to keep camp up and […]
Just in time for the school holidays, a timely banner drop reminder across our roads, that the South West is plagued with sewage from the illegal dumping of untreated sewage by companies like South West Water and Wessex Water. This weekend banner drops happened up and down the UK to highlight the plight of our […]
Rebels from XR South West, XR Cymru/Wales and XR UK joined forces to shut down an illegal coal mine in South Wales. With determination and defiance, they locked themselves to the boat, disrupting the mining operation and demanding justice. For over 8 months, the Ffos-y-Fran colliery has operated without a license, mining nearly 300,000 tonnes […]