Bravo to Rebels from the South West who held Oil Firm Valero to account for their dirty business processing fossil fuels and polluting our rising seas at our South West Summer Uprising on 17th July. In case you did not know, Valero has a number of fuel depots across the UK and in April this year they took out a High Court injunction against any climate protestors who might want to demonstrate at their terminals – a terrible infringement of our right to protest!
It was a scorching hot day, but well over 100 of us braved the heat to march through Plymouth. Our wonderful samba and colourful spectacle attracted the public and shopkeepers along the way. Many on-lookers were thanking us and applauded, while our outreach team explained what we were doing and why we were there.
We challenged the fossil fuel giant for putting an injunction against us, we say we will NOT be stopped from peaceful nonviolent protest!
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 […]