• ‘Insure Our Future’ in the North East

    On 29th February 2024 as part of the global ‘Insure Our Future’ actions, rebels from Cumbria, Tyneside and Teesside took part in a mock funeral march to the Middlesbrough offices of major insurance company AXA. The march was followed by a die-in which clearly made the link between the devastating ...

  • NOW WE RISE: COP 28 Rally & March

    It was a dreary, dismal day on Saturday 9 December. The rain had been lashing down but abated somewhat as small groups started to come together outside the Civic Centre in Newcastle. This was the day when Climate Justice and Climate Action groups were coming together under the banner of ...

  • XRUK Statement on Palestine

    On 3 November, 2023, Extinction Rebellion UK released this statement about Palestine – “In Extinction Rebellion we believe in nonviolence: standing against violence in the name of justice. We are horrified by the atrocities committed on October 7th, and the rapidly escalating violence and humanitarian crisis inflicted on the people ...

  • Rebels Add Their Voices To The Stop Rosebank Protest

    At 11am on Saturday 7 October 2023, rebels from XR local groups across the region joined Stop Rosebank campaigners and other climate activists at the Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle to voice their unwavering resistance against the Rosebank Oil Field. On Wednesday 27 September, the UK Government gave permission ...

  • Script for Die In outside Barclays Bank

    During the recent protest outside Barclays Bank in Newcastle, several people commented on how good the script was that was read out as the health professionals examined the bodies on the ground and pronounced them dead. We thought it would be good to share the script here for any other ...

  • Highlights from The Big One

    From Friday 21st April to Monday 24th April, thousands came together in Central London for The Big One. Many individuals from across the North East and Cumbria travelled down to join in with the weekend’s activities, some from XR, some from other organisations, some individuals who’d never been to anything ...

  • Excited for The Big One? We are!

    Don’t know what the Big One is? Well, the Big One is an invitation is for everybody to Unite to Survive from the 21st to the 24th April at The Houses of Parliament, Westminster. It will be family friendly, accessible and welcoming. All are welcome and many other climate ...